Archive | Course design

The Cure for Discussion Board Fatigue: VoiceThread for Flipped, Hybrid, and Online Classes

Thursday
Aug 17, 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online - register for details Workshops Join us for an online workshop led by George Haines, VoiceThread's instructional designer. George will show us how to create VoiceThread assignments in our Blackboard environment. He will also share examples of VoiceThread used in engaging, student-centered assignments from a variety of disciplines and instructional modalities. [Details...]
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Module-making camp: Day 3

Wednesday
Jun 7, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
C105 HN Guided Explorations
Module-making camp: Day 3
Presenter(s): Shiao-Chuan Kung (ICIT) Nancy Guerrero (ICIT)

On June 5 – 7, 2017, we invite you to participate in a 2.5-day camp on building or refreshing your hybrid or online courses. We will work intensively to support you as you design one online learning module for a course you will be teaching in a future semester. [Details...]
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Module-making camp: Day 2

Tuesday
Jun 6, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
C105 HN Guided Explorations
Module-making camp: Day 2
Presenter(s): Shiao-Chuan Kung (ICIT) Nancy Guerrero (ICIT)

On June 5 – 7, 2017, we invite you to participate in a 2.5-day camp on building or refreshing your hybrid or online courses. We will work intensively to support you as you design one online learning module for a course you will be teaching in a future semester. [Details...]
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Module-making camp: Day 1

Monday
Jun 5, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
C105 HN Guided Explorations
Module-making camp: Day 1
Presenter(s): Shiao-Chuan Kung (ICIT) Nancy Guerrero (ICIT)

On June 5 – 7, 2017, we invite you to participate in a 2.5-day camp on building or refreshing your hybrid or online courses. We will work intensively to support you as you design one online learning module for a course you will be teaching in a future semester. [Details...]
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Event Capsules | October 24, 2016

going-long

ACERT Event Capsule – Going long: Designing semester-long collaborations in the classroom

In this Event Capsule, Lisa Anderson and David Alm discuss their experiences in creating semester-long projects in the classroom. They share their methods, showcase their final products, and share advice on how faculty members can design their own semester-long collaborative projects.
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Universal Design

Michael Siller (Psychology) - Faculty Fellow 2015/16

The student body at Hunter College is exceptionally diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, native language, culture, age, learning style, background knowledge, ability, gender, veteran status, and other characteristics.  For us faculty and staff, this means that we have to continuously challenge ourselves to design our teaching in ways that is welcoming, usable, and accessible to students with a broad range of characteristics, including students with disabilities.

During my tenure as a Faculty Fellow at Hunter’s Academic Center for Excellence in Research and Teaching (ACERT), I led a series of workshops (i.e., a Lunchtime Seminar during Fall 2015, and a Teaching Scholarship Circle during Spring 2016) where over 30 faculty, staff, and students joined forces to learn about the principles and practices of Universal Design and its application in higher education. Through reading, invited speakers, and discussion, faculty learned about incremental changes in their own courses that give students (1) multiple ways of acquiring information and knowledge, (2) alternatives for demonstrating what they know, and (3) a range of opportunities to actively engage with the course content.

Moving educational innovations into practice is always a bumpy road, and often requires a group of champions to take the lead and demonstrate that the innovation is feasible and effective within a given institution, an honest look at potential barriers (e.g., time and workload constraints), and a strategy for spreading the innovation throughout the institution. We hope these events created enough momentum to continue implementing Universal Design of Learning strategies at Hunter College in the future.

 

 

Michael Siller is Associate Professor of Psychology and was a 2015/16 Faculty Fellow at Hunter’s Academic Center for Excellence in Research and Teaching (ACERT).

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