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Being Creatively Predictable for Online Student Success

RSI with Creative Predictability The “regular” in regular and substantive interaction (RSI) emphasizes that courses taught online are best organized in a predictable way. Distance learning professors probably know this already quite well. A predictably organized course helps online students even more than those in face-to-face classes, and especially those in asynchronous classes, because of…Continue Reading Being Creatively Predictable for Online Student Success

Unpacking Regular and Substantive Interaction (RSI)

RSI (regular and substantive interaction) is a key part of teaching online courses. Our local distance learning policy (AP 4105) interprets the federal and state education codes, where RSI is a critical requirement that distinguishes distance education courses (which students can take using federal financial aid) from correspondence courses (which do not qualify for such…Continue Reading Unpacking Regular and Substantive Interaction (RSI)

News Bytes Weekly | Issue 6

WHAT’S INSIDE THIS ISSUE?  Find out Fridays: What, Why and How? OER 101  Canvas In-Line Help/Easier Access to Canvas Support  Blog Spotlight: Creating Collaborative Moments that Engage Students   Appointments for Instructional Design Help  In Case You Missed It  1. FIND OUT FRIDAYS: WHAT, WHY AND HOW? OER 101  Join Monika Chavez this Friday, 10/28 at…Continue Reading News Bytes Weekly | Issue 6

News Bytes Weekly | Issue 5

WHAT’S INSIDE THIS ISSUE?  Accreditation Forum: Distance Learning & RSI  New Accessibility Tool in Canvas! Alternative Formats  Easier Access to Canvas Support  Discussion Alternative: Perusall + OpenStax Texts  Blog Spotlight: Pope Tech – Expand your Accessibility Arsenal  Appointments for Instructional Design Help  In Case You Missed It  1. ACCREDITATION FORUM: DISTANCE LEARNING & RSI  Join…Continue Reading News Bytes Weekly | Issue 5

News Bytes Weekly | Issue 4

WHAT’S INSIDE THIS ISSUE?  Find out Fridays! OER Workshop 10/14  DEI Workgroup Opportunity  FCLT News Bytes Blog  Blog Spotlight: Want Students to Watch Your Videos?  Appointments for Instructional Design Help  In Case You Missed It …Continue Reading News Bytes Weekly | Issue 4

News Bytes Weekly | Issue 3

WHAT’S INSIDE THIS ISSUE?  Find out Fridays! FCLT & LIEAL Workshops  DEI Workgroup Opportunity  Student Chromebook Users  Appointments for Instructional Design Help  Tech for Student Support  In Case You Missed It  1. FIND OUT FRIDAYS!  By Katie Datko  The FCLT and the Library Initiative for Equitable and Affordable Learning (LIEAL) will have a series of…Continue Reading News Bytes Weekly | Issue 3

Equity Resources: Teaching from the ‘HIPS’ (High Impact Practices)

It can be a challenge to think of specific things we can do using educational technology to ensure success for our impacted students as well as Gen Z. High-Impact Practices (HIPS) are tried and true means for engagement that can push the needle forward for student achievement. Here are just a few resources that can…Continue Reading Equity Resources: Teaching from the ‘HIPS’ (High Impact Practices)

Creating Collaborative Moments that Engage Students

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This week’s blog post talks about the value of creating moments of collaboration between students through short, formative activities. Get some ideas for simple ways to add interactivity that can get students engaged with one another and with your course content!…Continue Reading Creating Collaborative Moments that Engage Students

Authentic Assessments: Blogs

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New Blog Series I’m excited to introduce to you a new FCLT News Bytes series on authentic assessments! Each post in this series will delve into a different type of authentic assessment. Katie’s post last week, Teaching & Learning Experts @ the FCLT, touched on authentic assessments as a strategy for reducing cheating, but authentic…Continue Reading Authentic Assessments: Blogs

Wrapping up Fall 2021 and Looking Ahead to 2022

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Finals are just around the corner and the Winter Break and New Year are on the horizon. As you wrap up the term, you may want to consider offering students an opportunity to provide feedback about specific or general aspects of their course experience this term. This feedback is not a part of an official…Continue Reading Wrapping up Fall 2021 and Looking Ahead to 2022