26th Annual Ann Ferren Conference on Teaching, Research, and Learning
306: Innovative Examples from Online Teaching
Are you looking for ways to freshen your online course? Wondering what specifically online possibilities make online teaching worthwhile? Three experienced online instructors share favorite, innovative course elements they have developed. The presentations focus on the questions of “what” and “why.”
This session discusses the rising cost of textbooks, introduces the availability of Open Educational Resources (OERs), and guides AU faculty to some of the best instructional content available to them and their students.
The university is creating honors programs for students to earn distinction in their field or related field of study. This session provides an opportunity for faculty to discuss with members of the Honors Advisory Committee the options and opportunities available in creating these new programs.
This hands-on workshop offers concrete strategies that can be used to foster critical thinking skills and student engagement. It explores using experiential, discovery-based teaching techniques that can be used with any subject matter.
Matt Lantry (CAS) (Co-Chair) and Ximena Varela (CAS-PERF) (Co-Chair)
This session discusses current efforts to make the CAS Educational Policy Committee processes both easier and more effective; solicits insights and advice from faculty who have experience with proposing new courses, course changes, and innovations in program design; and answers participants’ questions regarding curricular design.
This workshop will show you how to use the grade center to manage student grades and assignments in Blackboard courses. You will learn how to set up assignments, practice weighting and downloading assignments, and providing feedback to students through the Grade Center.