Educating today’s students: a conversation across generations

Educating today’s students: a conversation across generations October 11, 2016  8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, LIB 400 The UNTHSC classroom today is composed of millennial students (born after 1982), who represent the typical student attending college; Generation Xers (born between 1961 and 1981), who are the “nontraditional students” returning to college, perhaps after beginning or[…]

Checklist for Meeting Quality Matters Standard 6 – Course Technology

Quality Matters Standard 6 6.1    The tools used in the course support the learning objectives and competencies. 6.2    Course tools promote learner engagement and active learning. 6.3    Technologies required in the course are readily obtainable. 6.4    The course technologies are current. 6.5    Links are provided to privacy policies for all external tools required in the[…]

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Top Ten Time Saving Features in Canvas for Faculty

Created by Kona Jones Are you trying to decide whether to use Canvas? Here are some time-saving tips that will help you use some of the tools that can benefit you and your students. Speedgrader – Quickly and easily grade assignments and provide feedback Crocodoc – Directly markup student work and provide feedback on student’s[…]

New Qualtrics Insight Platform

Qualtrics has launched a new Qualtrics Insight Platform at UNTHSC The Qualtrics Insight Platform Is a single hub for academic research, student experience insights, and faculty/staff engagement Gives you the tools you need to discover and share insights Automates the process of transforming insights into action Preview Period Starting April 21 you’ll be able to[…]

Teach & Share: Active learning Exercises in a Recitation Course

Active learning Exercises in a Recitation Course. In Dr. Amulya Tatachar’s (PharmD, BCACP) courses, she implements a variety of active learning exercises including games (Jeopardy, Taboo), Peerwise, and case-based exercises to reinforce and apply concepts. She also compares traditional case-based exercises to PeerWise on student performance and perception. Come and hear how she succeeded with[…]

Socially Engaged Learning

Brian Basgen and Peter A. Testori Key Takeaways Various instructional models for online learning focus on efficiencies of time and space, from flipped classrooms to competency-based education, MOOCs, and online learning environments that rely on reading, writing, and discussion. The model proposed here for online education focuses on social learning and student engagement, training faculty[…]