Category Archives: Teaching Tips

Concept Mapping Tools and Tips

What is concept mapping? Concept mapping are graphical tools used to organize and represent knowledge. The concepts are usually represented in some type of shape such as squares and circles. The relationships to other concepts on the map are shown … Continue reading

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Teaching with Technology Faculty Showcase, Spring 2015

This year the first Teaching with Technology Faculty Showcase was on March 19, 2015. It is organized by ATIG as a biannual event – every fall and spring semester the showcase features faculty courses and projects that are innovative, interesting, and … Continue reading

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Faculty Spotlight: Podcast Panels with Dr. Lenore Martin

Instructor: Lenore Martin, PhD., Professor of Political Science Lenore Martin is the chair of the Political Science Department; she is also an Associate of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and serves as an Associate at the Center for Middle Eastern … Continue reading

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Canvas Tip: Video Interactions

This week, we were asked what would be the best way for instructors to interact with students remotely. Specifically, this instructor wanted to know how she could supplement her screencast lectures by responding to specific questions with a video chat. There … Continue reading

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Major Considerations When Converting a Face-to-Face Course in Blended Format

Emmanuel College’s “Blended Course Development Program” is an internal project that launched in 2014. Faculty who were interested in developing or redesigning courses in hybrid format went through consultation and training with members of ATIG. The main focus is on creating a new … Continue reading

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Laurie Johnston – Best ECLearn Site Award Winner Fall 2014

Dr. Johnston is an Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies and the Director of Fellowships at Emmanuel College. Her special interests are in Christian social ethics, war, peace and religion. At the recent “Teaching with Technology Faculty Showcase” in the … Continue reading

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Faculty Spotlight: Kelly Grant – A Successful Hybrid Course Design Example

Instructor: Kelly Grant, MSIB Course: Strategic Management, MGMT 4303 The capstone course is designed to demonstrate the connection between Corporate Social Responsibility, Operations, Marketing, Financial Management, and Organizational Structure when formulating a long term business-level or corporate strategy. In order to … Continue reading

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Faculty Spotlight: Jaime Vidaurrazaga – Collectively Prepared Study Guides Using ECLearn Discussions and Pages

Instructor:  Jaime Vidaurrazaga, PhD. Assistant Professor of Theology & Religious Studies Courses: THRS1103 Exploring Catholic Theology, THRS 1111 Exploring the Bible, THRS2203 Jesus & Christian Ethics, THRS2213 Latin American Liberation Theology, FYS1101.57 Christian Morality in the Roman World About the … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: Using Etherpad for Student Collaboration

Update as of August 2015: ETHERPAD is no longer available in Canvas. Emmanuel College’s ECLearn (Canvas learning management system) allows for easy integration with external tools. One application offered under the “Collaborations” tool menu is Etherpad. As described on etherpad.org, … Continue reading

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The Role of The Teacher in Blended Learning

The term student-centered learning has gained a lot of popularity nowadays along with other ideas such as flipping the classroom, interactive learning, multimedia learning… Not so long ago a traditional course was considered a face to face more or less one-way interaction between a … Continue reading

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