Neuroscience Sway Lessons

I have been trying to integrate more Office 365 apps into my course content, since I have been transitioning from Google Classroom to Microsoft Class Teams and Word. As part of my exploration of the different apps, I came across Sway and began playing. Sway allows for...

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AT&T Award Winner

In April, my fully online graduate course, NEU 841 Medical Neuroscience, was awarded first place for the Best Fully Online category of the 2019 AT&T Faculty-Staff Instructional Technology Awards competition at MSU. It is an honor to win this award. I put student...

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OLC Foundations Course – Finished!

The OLC Foundations course is now finished! To complete the certificate, I need to take 3 week-long workshops and work with a mentor to finish the changes I have planned for my undergraduate online course. I think I'm going to take a two-part workshop on the...

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Managing Workload – OLC

This week we discussed techniques for managing workload within online courses. One issues many online instructors face is the feeling that we need to be available 24/7. Without that structured face-to-face time of an in-person course, our students can submit work, ask...

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Learning Activities and Assessment – OLC

Going through this week's assignment covering learning assessments and learning activities made me realize that I blur the lines on learning activity and assessment quite a bit. I have a total of 6 course-level learning objectives for NEU 300. Two of those are...

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Course Improvement – OLC

The OLC course is keeping me busy! After the learning community discussion, we began looking at rubrics for assessing our courses. MSU has a partnership with Quality Matters, so I have used that rubric before for course design and evaluation, but it was really great...

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Publicity!

I'm probably going to be stopped and asked for my autograph soon! Ok. A little bit of sarcasm there, but I'm feeling a little proud these days. This week this website was featured in the inaugural issue of the Digital Presence and Public Scholarship Initiative (DPPSI)...

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Learning Communities – OLC

We dove right in this week and covered a course aspect I feel needs improvement in my online courses - building learning community. My courses all use a discussion forum to allow students to communicate with each other about the problem set assignment. I used to have...

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Online Teaching Certification – OLC

For the next 10 weeks I am going to be participating in the first course of an online teaching certification through the Online Learning Consortium. I am very excited for this professional development opportunity. I have an amazing group of teaching-focused colleagues...

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