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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)

Instructional Tech through an Equity-Centric Lens

Last week was the second annual Peralta Equity Conference*. For those who might not know, Peralta Community College is one of the leaders when it comes to thinking about the ways in which we can make any online content to support our teaching more equitable. They have lead the charge by creating the widely-adopted Peralta…Continue Reading Instructional Tech through an Equity-Centric Lens

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

Sometimes The Best Things in Life are Free

Today marks the end of the annual Open Education Week – a time of global awareness-raising, training and outreach about Open Educational Resources (OER). At Mt. SAC we have a several initiatives that support the adoption and creation of OER, so let’s take some time to briefly go over why OER are critical for student…Continue Reading Sometimes The Best Things in Life are Free

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

Pope Tech: Expand Your Accessibility Arsenal

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Accessibility is important to us here at Mt. SAC. Our local technology and support units are always looking to implement useful methods, or simple-to-use tools and that help with the task of ensuring our content is accessible to our audience. This week we rolled out the latest installment on the list of accessibility tools available…Continue Reading Pope Tech: Expand Your Accessibility Arsenal

Welcome Home: Course Card & Home Page Tips for Humanizing

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Photo by LeeAnn Cline on Unsplash The Presentation This fall, I signed up for CVC and @ONE’s Fall into Humanized Online Teaching: A Pathway to Equity series. The series consists of bi-monthly sessions on Fridays from September to November. The remaining sessions may be taken a la carte with no deadline to register. What’s more, a la…Continue Reading Welcome Home: Course Card & Home Page Tips for Humanizing

Using Technology to Alleviate Student Stress

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EDUCAUSE recently published an article by Jill Anderson called “Out of Crisis, Compassion: Using Instructional Technologies to Alleviate Student Stress.” This article points out how professors have upped their technology skills not just to move content into the online environment, but to extend compassion to their students. The article defines compassion as “sympathetic consciousness of…Continue Reading Using Technology to Alleviate Student Stress

Flip It, Flip It Good! Humanize with Flipgrid

Are you teaching an online asynchronous course? Do you want to add a video-based humanizing element to your course? Have you been wanting to try Flipgrid? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this post is for you! What is Flipgrid? In case you haven’t heard of Flipgrid, it is a video…Continue Reading Flip It, Flip It Good! Humanize with Flipgrid