Enhance Student Success with Transparency: purpose, task, criteria

At the International Conference for Educational Development in June 2018, Mary-Ann Winkelmes shared a template that can be used as a guide for developing, explaining, and discussing class activities and out-of-class assignments. She shared that “Making these aspects of each course activity or assignment explicitly clear to students has demonstrably enhanced students’ learning in a national […]

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Why use a Tablet to teach? The whiteboard works just fine.

“There are many challenges in higher education environments, particularly engineering education in a multicultural society. Some of these include the effective communication of difficult mathematical concepts maintaining students’ attention span, the difficulties of catering for individual student needs in a large classroom environment, different paces of student learning, and lack of fluency in written English […]

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Blackboard Upgrade – Summer 2017

In advance of our migration from Managed Hosting with Blackboard to Saas (Software as a Service) hosting in the Amazon Cloud during December Break 2017, we are reviewing the possibility of upgrading during the week between Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 terms. Why upgrade? We are currently on the Spring 2016 release of Blackboard that […]

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