Tag: Zoom

  • Many individual students, one individual instructor!

    By Scott Geddes, OSU-Cascades One of the notable educational outcomes I have experiences in the post-pandemic era has been the changes in the public high school system (https://leadershipblog.act.org/2023/10/act-scores-decline.html) and subsequently I have noted a widening in the preparation level of incoming student bodies, particularly in the large enrollment prerequisite classes. As educators and instructors, we…

  • Tuesday Teaching + Tech Talks

    Tuesday Teaching +Tech Talks (T4): Join CTL for this Spring’s T4 workshop series! T4 is a certificated program introducing a wide range of pedagogical techniques and educational technology. T4 is open to all! Live Zoom sessions every Tuesday, 10-11:50. Registration is not necessary. See the T4 website for the Zoom link, recordings, and more. First session: March 30. 

  • Leveraging Zoom Tools to Engage Students

    Student engagement is indispensable in the current remote and blended teaching and learning environment. James Lang, author of the well-known Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning, speaks to this challenge in the newly published Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It. “We will not succeed in teaching…

  • Practical Solutions for Remote Learning Issues

    Two months into higher education’s sudden transition to remote teaching, the challenges of this modality are evident to students and faculty alike. Even as we encourage and support students to successful completion of Spring term, we look ahead to Summer Session and Fall term teaching contingencies. To assist faculty as we move forward, the Center…

  • Reducing Screen Time Through Podcasting

    Who else is suffering from eye strain, migraines, a sore neck or back? I can’t imagine I’m the only one.  I used to complain about how much time I spent staring at a computer screen. Looking back, past me had no idea how bad it could get. Between my work for the CTL, the Zoom…

  • Be Seen. Be Heard. Teach Effectively.

    An essential life skill in the month-old era of Remote Teaching (Zoomocene Epoch) is to effectively deliver information via Zoom. The quality and quantity of education in colleges and universities today is deeply dependent of the efficacy of instructors communicating through Zoom and similar video conferencing platforms. This is true whether the student is viewing…

  • Remote Teaching = A New Kind of Blended Learning

    Blended learning, in which classroom learning activity is integrated with online learning activity, has been on the rise over the past two decades. Nationally, a large portion of faculty and students express a preference toward blended approaches and substantial research supports the efficacy of this approach. Now with the abrupt transition to remote teaching in…