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Why Flipping the Classroom Isn’t as Hard as You Think
The flipped classroom model — reserving class meetings for interactive and engaging activities and shifting lectures to homework time — is a familiar concept to most college faculty by this point. But less familiar is what flipped instruction looks like in practice, particularly in the context of a course using courseware. This article highlights some innovative approaches to the flipped classroom.
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Meet Our Governance Board: Peter van Leusen Emphasizes Integrating Courseware Into Learning Experiences
As Director of Digital Learning Initiatives in the Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University, Peter van Leusen is part of the Learning and Teaching Hub that supports all the engineering schools across ASU’s locations. The Fulton Schools of Engineering have grown rapidly in recent years, now serving 32,000 students across all modalities, including on-campus, hybrid, and online.
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Meet Our Product Advisory Board: How Justin Allison Uses Education and Technology in Instructional Design
Since the beginning of his higher education career, Justin Allison, who has positions as adjunct instructor and instructional designer, has used technology inside and outside the classroom. He believes effectively using courseware depends on understanding the needs of faculty and students from an instructional design standpoint, so his approach is to help other faculty navigate their options to create meaningful student experiences.
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Meet Our Product Advisory Board: Jackie Slaton Promotes Digital Leadership Initiatives
After receiving a BA in International Relations from Wesleyan College in Georgia, Jackie Slaton began her career as a French teacher in Atlanta Public Schools, during which she became passionate about addressing resource gaps. She saw her courses as not only exposing students to language but also to opportunities they didn’t know about that were within their reach.
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Digital Tools to Promote Active Learning in Online Spaces
Digital learning tools are not limited to the courseware used for online courses but include technologies that can enable active learning, according to Jennifer Qian, Professor of Professional Practice in the Lutrill & Pearl Payne School of Education at Louisiana State University. Qian incorporates digital tools into her teaching and, in turn, asks students to use those tools for creative activities that demonstrate their learning.
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Meet Our Product Advisory Board: Ayla Moore on the Importance of Supporting Adjuncts
As a Senior Instructional Designer and Faculty Development Specialist at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, Ayla Moore cares about two things — supporting students’ success and supporting the faculty who teach them. Moore knows how effective adaptive courseware can be in bringing equity to the classroom and helping students succeed. This is especially true in gateway courses, which are often taught by adjuncts on her campus.
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Embracing Diversity and Impact: Meet Our Fall 2023 Student Interns
At the very core of our mission, we are honored to collaborate with exceptional student interns. These remarkable individuals weave a tapestry of diversity with their unique life experiences and aspirations.