Tag Archives: Interactive Engagement

Inside the Nutshell: Keeping the Nut From Cracking

Focus, focus, focus. That is what I am currently trying to do, on this one blog, on this course design, on this new hybrid course, considering all the things that need to fit, how to balance online content with classroom … Continue reading

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Transitioning from Content Delivery to Skills Facilitation

By Inara Scott In the not-so-distant past, if you wanted to learn about a specialized content area–say, eighteenth century literature, nuclear fusion, or microeconomics–you had to go to college. Specialized information about these subjects lived in the mind of professors, … Continue reading

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Avoiding common pitfalls in general human nutrition hybrid course

The face-to-face version of my General Human Nutrition course (NUTR 225) currently includes lectures (PowerPoint), exams, and informal discussions during class meeting times, and quizzes and a project submitted via Canvas. The online version of the course includes all of … Continue reading

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Take this class to win trivia night!

Bored flying cross-country?  Do long road trips in the car drag on endlessly?  After completing GEOG 102: Physical Geography, you will be fighting for the window seat on the plane or demanding that your friends to take the long route … Continue reading

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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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