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Remember Accessibility in the Rush to Online Instruction

This post is adapted from National Deaf Center’s Your Questions, Answered page. As a reminder, for help at Iowa State University: Contact the Student Accessibility Services staff at 515-294-7220 or email accessibility@iastate.edu Or, if you have a pedagogical question, contact CELT at 515-294-5357 or email celt@iastate.edu. 10 Tips for Educators These ten tips from the National Deaf … Continue reading Remember Accessibility in the Rush to Online Instruction

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Accepting proposals: 7th Annual Big 12 Teaching and Learning Conference (Due Feb. 5)

Big 12 Teaching and Learning Conference is June 10-11, 2021 As our world becomes more interconnected, we also gain more opportunities for diverse discussions and learning opportunities with people worldwide. However, in higher education institutions, it can be hard to know the best ways to collaborate these opportunities. The Covid-19 pandemic has created additional uncertainty … Continue reading Accepting proposals: 7th Annual Big 12 Teaching and Learning Conference (Due Feb. 5)

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How can I make my video lectures effective and engaging? (20-Minute Mentor)

How can I make my video lectures effective and engaging? (20-Minute Mentor)   The impersonal, text-heavy nature of many online classrooms makes it challenging for instructors to engage students with course material in an interesting, meaningful way. Video lectures provide an effective way for online instructors to teach content, personalize the learning experience, and evoke … Continue reading How can I make my video lectures effective and engaging? (20-Minute Mentor)

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CyThx recognizes those who make others feel valued (Inside Iowa State)

Now in its third year, CyThx gave Iowa Staters a chance to thank the faculty, staff and graduate teaching assistants who make them feel like a valued member of the ISU community. The initiative is a partnership of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, ISU Learning Communities, Multicultural Student Affairs, Student Government and … Continue reading CyThx recognizes those who make others feel valued (Inside Iowa State)

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Five strategies for a successful start for your students (Teaching Tip)

January brings with it the comfortable familiarity of a completed fall semester and the newness and opportunities of a spring semester waiting to begin. Before the first day of the semester, consider these strategies to promote student success. Welcome students. Send a welcoming email or Canvas announcement to your class (see the communication strategies page). Let students … Continue reading Five strategies for a successful start for your students (Teaching Tip)