Category: Teaching News

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Register Today for the Web Accessibility MOOC for Educators (Apr. 18-May 8)

With campuses now under fire for their course content not complying with 504, 508 and WACG2.0 guidelines, it is timely to visit the topic of accessibility in the educational setting. This MOOC introduces the importance of accessibility as an essential communication tool to provide equal, barrier-free access to information for educational institutions. Participants will be … Continue reading Register Today for the Web Accessibility MOOC for Educators (Apr. 18-May 8)

Panel: How to Manage Disruptive or Distressed Students in Your Classroom

Join our conversation on Thursday, April 7 from 12:10 – 1:00p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall to discuss how student stress, depression, and anxiety often manifest themselves as disruptive and distressed behaviors. Reducing stress, depression, and anxiety increases student engagement, ability to learn, and the mental health and well being of our communities. This panel will provide … Continue reading Panel: How to Manage Disruptive or Distressed Students in Your Classroom

TurningPoint 5 phased out after May 2016, an alternative clicker solution determined shortly

The company that provides the TurningPoint 5 software, Turning Technologies, has discontinued support of the TP5 software.  Consequently, ISU support staff will no longer be able to provide support past the end of the Spring 2016 semester.  In an effort to be proactive to this change, CELT and ITS conducted a pilot of alternative clicker … Continue reading TurningPoint 5 phased out after May 2016, an alternative clicker solution determined shortly

Registration Open: National Conference on Diversity, Race & Learning on May 2 & 3

The Ohio State University’s Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer, Professor Sharon L. Davies cordially invites you to join us for The Ohio State University’s 22nd Annual National Conference on Diversity, Race & Learning Monday, May 2 (Pre-Conference) and Tuesday, May 3 (Conference) For more info & to register, visit National Conference on Diversity, Race … Continue reading Registration Open: National Conference on Diversity, Race & Learning on May 2 & 3

Enroll Now: Accessibility – Designing and Teaching Courses for All Learners

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) will be hosting three discussions for participants of the online course Accessibility: Designing and Teaching Courses for All Learners.  This course, and our discussions, will help University community members to develop the knowledge and skills needed to design learning experiences that promote inclusive learning environments. During … Continue reading Enroll Now: Accessibility – Designing and Teaching Courses for All Learners

Live Webinar: Formative Assessment as a Means of Gauging Student Understanding

Once you have clear learning objectives for students, you can better measure what they know coming into your class, and observe where they are currently. The use of formative assessment as a diagnostic tool helps everyone, by giving students multiple opportunities to practice and self-assess their skills and knowledge in a developmental way before they … Continue reading Live Webinar: Formative Assessment as a Means of Gauging Student Understanding

First ISU Course Certified by Quality Matters

ISU just had our first course certified through Quality Matters: VMPM 378 Case Studies IV: Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals/Initial Accreditation Training. CELT is a subscriber to a national non-profit quality assurance program for online and blended learning called Quality Matters (QM)https://www.qualitymatters.org. Quality Matters is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to … Continue reading First ISU Course Certified by Quality Matters

Workshop: Incorporating Universal Design in Your Classroom

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm 2004 Black Engineering Iowa State is hosting a panel on tools and techniques to incorporate Universal Design into your classroom. The term Universal Design (often inclusive design) refers to broad-spectrum ideas meant to produce products and environments that are inherently accessible to people with a … Continue reading Workshop: Incorporating Universal Design in Your Classroom