Tag Archives: Interactive Engagement

Content Curator or Maestro?

Reflections of an aging quarterback I was recently describing my current place in academia to a new faculty member. The analogy I used was the gracefully aging quarterback who is excited to be surrounded by talented and dynamic running backs. … Continue reading

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Don’t upload then leave, you know better!!

As I’ve listened too many of former students and advisee’s, there are instructors and professors that just assign readings, lectures, or articles in their classes and leave it up to the students to decide who to go about understanding the … Continue reading

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Pitfall #4: Expect students to consume knowledge rather than consume…

I admit, I’m prone to the pitfall that undergraduate students want the least onerous possible path to graduation… I teach the capstone for undergraduates in the College of Business at my University. If they have taught me nothing, they have … Continue reading

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A hybrid SUS102

SUS102: Intro to Environmental Science and Sustainability introduces students to the science behind critical environmental debates and the biological basis of creating and maintaining sustainable ecosystems and sustainable environmental solutions.  This course provides a broad introduction to many environmental science topics, … Continue reading

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H210 Introduction to the Health Care System

It is difficult for anyone, let alone an 18 year old, to grasp the complexity of the health care system and how all the puzzle pieces fit together. The H210 class (Intro to the Health Care System) is intended to … Continue reading

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Cross-Pollination and the Hybrid Poetry Writing Course

Creating a hybrid version of WR 241 (Introduction to Poetry Writing) has given me a rich opportunity to reflect on how I’ve taught this course in the past, and what ideas about poetry and poetic creativity I most urgently want … Continue reading

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Sage on the Stage

Food engineering is a broad field and I think it critical that students be able to understand basic principles and use them to analyze situations and equipment with which they inevitably have little initial familiarity.  I view a significant part of … Continue reading

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Convincing Beginning Poets They Are Makers: Or, Ways to Sidestep Pitfall #4

I found it very difficult to choose a Pitfall, since they all seem interconnected, and since I can identify ways in which I fall for or resist almost all of them in my teaching. However, I think Online Course Design … Continue reading

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Avoiding the pitfall of ignoring the ways students learn from each other

Not too long ago I had a conversation with an older instructor about technology in the classroom (iPads and smartphones specifically). Defying certain stereotypes of age and technology use, he supported the use of technology in class, while I opposed it. At … Continue reading

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Going beyond the LMS

Pitfall 2 – going beyond the standard LMS. I like the LMS format. I find that it attends to my sense of organization and I find it exciting to make the folders connected and organized. OK – so I don’t … Continue reading

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