Category: Teaching News

Dedicated to news and announcements for the CELT community.

English course earns Quality Matters certification

Associate teaching professor Katharine Fulton’s English 302: Business Communication course was certified in June in the national Quality Matters program that recognizes excellence in online course design. External reviewers measure a course against eight standards in the certification process. Fulton’s course is the first English course at Iowa State to be certified and the fourth course … Continue reading English course earns Quality Matters certification

Take the next step toward quality course design with programs & resources

Engage in CELT’s 2020 Summer Programming Register for the events listed below by searching CELT’s Upcoming Events page or CELT’s channel on the ISU Events Calendar. Course Design: Design, re-design, and maximize your online courses! We are at capacity for each of the CELT’s Summer Course Design Institutes (Jun. 22-25, Jul. 13-16, Aug.3-6) and we … Continue reading Take the next step toward quality course design with programs & resources

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Choose your instructional tool adventure webinars

Choose your instructional tool adventure (30-minute teaching topics) CELT’s Choose Your Instructional Tool Adventure focuses on various instructional strategies found on the CELT website and demonstrates practical ways to incorporate these tools in a Canvas course. Instructional support staff from across campus will facilitate each 30-minute byte. These 30-minutes builds on concepts covered in the … Continue reading Choose your instructional tool adventure webinars

Call for Proposals: Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy™ (Due Sept. 15, 2020)

Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy™ February 3 – 5, 2021 Virginia Tech / Blacksburg, Virginia, USA It is time to mark your calendar for the 13th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy™, February 3-5, 2021! Call for proposals now open Proposals are due by Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT). Proposals are sought … Continue reading Call for Proposals: Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy™ (Due Sept. 15, 2020)

9 points to remember when building your online assessments

At a recent ISU Online Learning Community, three faculty discussed how they tackle assessments in their online courses while upholding academic integrity that focuses on their students and instructional objectives. As you begin to build your online final exams, consider these tips: Elizabeth Stegemoller (Kinesiology) shared, Remember, not all students are as tech-savvy as you … Continue reading 9 points to remember when building your online assessments

Getting Started with Virtual Education in Webex

Webex is hosting webinars (2x/daily) for instructors or instructional designers. Begin by following the steps on the Webex resource page (MyCanvas Teacher) along with reviewing is the Webex for Higher Education Toolkit Webinar: Getting Started with Virtual Education Are you new to teaching virtually and need help getting started? Join this session on ramping up … Continue reading Getting Started with Virtual Education in Webex

Miller OER Mini-Grant Program now accepting proposals

Each spring, the Iowa State University library, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, and the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost support the Miller Open Education Mini-Grant Program to encourage instructor innovation in adopting Open Educational Resources (OER). Iowa State University utilize the SPARC definition of OER: “educational materials that are free … Continue reading Miller OER Mini-Grant Program now accepting proposals