Category Archives: Innovation

Faculty Spotlight: Flipping The Classroom with Dr. Clare Mehta and Prof. R. Bryan Sears

This month faculty spotlight is on Prof. R. Bryan Sears and Dr. Clare Mehta. Here, their experience is shared as a logical continuation of a hot topic at Emmanuel College, addressed in a recent post: “What Is a Flipped Classroom?.” ATIG staff interviewed the two … Continue reading

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What Is a Flipped Classroom?

A flipped classroom is a format where instruction delivery does not happen in class, but asynchronously off campus most often in the form of digitally recorded lecture materials. In addition, learning activities (quizzes, papers, or projects) can be tied to … Continue reading

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VoiceThread: A Tool for Presentation, Peer Review, Reflection, and More

VoiceThread is a tool that offers new ways for your students to interact with content and with each other.  Here’s how it works: You (or a student) set up the VoiceThread by uploading a “prompt”, which can be an image, … Continue reading

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Faculty Spotlight: Melanie Leussis – Using ECLearn (Canvas) Badges to Foster Learning

Instructor:  Dr. Melanie Leussis, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology Courses:  PSYC 2801/2802 – Research Methods and Statistics I & II About the Project:  The American Psychological Association (APA) has outlined a very specific and extensive set of rules governing writing … Continue reading

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Enhancing Motivation to Learn

There is no doubt that student motivation to learn is derived from personal goals. Whether these goals are directly related to the purpose of learning provided is a different story. As Dr. Margery B. Ginsberg says: “Across cultural groups, all … Continue reading

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Snow Days, Sick Days: How to Incorporate Online Content into your Courses

New England has seen its share of snow days this season, resulting in scheduling disruptions and missed classes. Here are just a few ideas for making up lost face-to-face class time with fun and impactful online learning activities: Record a … Continue reading

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