Category Archives: Teaching Tips

Kapi’olani Community College Free Online Conference Aug 3-7

I’ll be attending the University of Hawai’i Kapi’olani Community College Summer Camp next week for the first time. It’s not an actual camp but rather the theme for the conference: group excursions, open swim, fireside chats, story circles, and camp counselor sessions. Come check it out with me, a camp counselor! I’ll be keynoting on Thursday, August 6 at 10:00

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Beyond Zoom: Alternative Lecture Formats

Are you and your students finding it difficult to spend hours on Zoom or other web conferencing tools for lectures? Beside the unhealthy aspect of sitting for long periods, it’s difficult to pay attention over time. This is exacerbated when we’re on camera. To be clear, Zoom is still useful for a myriad of teaching activities (e.g., office hours, live

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Snapshot: Remote Teaching and Learning Support

Remote Work On March 17, 2020, I packed up my workspace and went home to work remotely for the University of California-Los Angeles since the campus closed during winter quarter and everything went online on March 10th. The week between March 10th and the 17th was full of technology training on-campus activities meeting face-to-face with instructors in collaborative triage with

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Web Conferencing Tips for Remote Teaching

As K-16 schools cancel face-to-face classes and transition to remote teaching online, many are using web conference tools for the first time. I’ve used them for a decade and would like to share some best practices. First, go through all the features and configure your settings in this new tool—this is critical because some settings automate tasks such as saving

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Join me at TCC 2020 Online Conference

I’m happy to announce that I’ll make one presentation and give one interactive workshop at the 25th anniversary of Technology, Colleges & Community (TCC) Worldwide Online Conference held April 14-16, 2020. TCC Hawaii, LearningTimes, and the Learning Design and Technology Department at the University of Hawaii-Manoa collaboratively produce this event. The conference is fully online and affordable. It will be my

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Part 2: Time-saving Tips for Teaching Online

Back in July, in Part I, I shared some time-saving tips for teaching online that addressed specific software to aid in the development of course content and also save time on teaching tasks. As promised, Part II covers some non-software tips such as computer shortcuts, strategies, and professional development. Preparing your course and teaching online can be very time-consuming, be

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VR with Google Cardboard for Irish Literature Hybrid Course

I’m co-designing a new Irish literature hybrid course with an English professor and her teaching assistants (TA) where college students will use Google Cardboard with their mobile phone applications (app) for virtual reality (VR) experiences with 360 media. This is my first time preparing VR learning experiences, and I wanted to share what I’ve figured out so far. This is

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Navigating Post-Truth Societies: Strategies, Resources, and Technologies

The blog was originally posted on the AACE Review by Sandra Rogers. The Problem While fake news and information bubbles are not new, awareness of their impact on public opinion has increased. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) (2016) reported on a study that found secondary and postsecondary students could not distinguish between real and sponsored content in Internet searches. This became apparent

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A Review of ‘Media Manipulation and Disinformation Online’

This was previously posted on the AACE Review by Sandra Rogers. In Media Manipulation and Disinformation Online, Marwick and Lewis (2017) of the Data & Society Research Institute described the agents of media manipulation, their modus operandi, motivators, and how they’ve taken advantage of the vulnerability of online media. The researchers described the manipulators as right-wing extremists (RWE), also known as

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