I recently did an informal review of three popular learning science texts (see references below). From these three books, I compared information to see what types of topics surfaced regarding important points for instructors to follow in order to support their students’ learning. I found that the four following points received extensive treatment by all
“Good teachers possess a capacity for connectedness. They are able to weave a complex web of connections among themselves, their subjects, and their students so that students can learn to weave a world for themselves.” ― Parker J. Palmer, The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life When I teach, I
Survey says…we get tired of emailed surveys. Our campus is currently experiencing very low response rates to emailed surveys, which is partially due to the overwhelming number of surveys we get via email. This has prompted our campus to create Guidelines for Conducting Online Surveys at our institution for surveys involving 100 individuals or more.
Have you opened Blackboard lately and found that your menu is missing with no way to retrieve it? Some users, depending on the browser and device they were using, had this experience and it left them unable to navigate their Blackboard site. After testing the problem and checking in with Blackboard, we determined there was
This Fall at Chapman, we will kickoff a project to explore what platform will best support student learning on our campus. This project will not just examine all of the big Learning Management Systems (like Blackboard, Canvas, and BrightSpaces), but will consider how it requires an entire ecosystem of web-based products and services to support
The Wylie Aitken Court room received a complete makeover this summer. Not only has it been physically transformed but it has also received a complete technology upgrade. Upgrades include a new projection system, wireless connection for laptops and devices, video conferencing, annotation capabilities, as well as lecture capture and live streaming.
Reeves Hall, Classrooms 1 & 3 have been recently upgraded and contain various technological resources for both Faculty and Students. One of the main things you’ll notice upon entering the rooms are the way they are set up (both technology and furniture wise). In Room 1, Faculty have the option of giving their lectures from
If you are a student looking for tips and tricks on using Blackboard, here are a few links you may want to explore and keep handy for future use: Where do I login to Blackboard? blackboard.chapman.edu How do I download the Blackboard app? Where can I find video tutorials on Blackboard? Where can I take
These results show the findings of the 2016-2017 HERI survey given to Chapman faculty. What I find interesting from these results is the ubiquity of the use of video content (85%!) and online assignments, which 40% of our faculty are using in their courses:
What is Tech Tuesday? Tech Tuesday is an opportunity to learn about different technologies available at Chapman University. Faculty and staff can join the conversation in person at The Tech Hub, or online via Zoom. Upcoming Topics: 8-28-18 How to view and print a photo roster in Blackboard 9-4-18 How to provide audio and video