Category: Jaimie’s

 
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Diversity in Groups: A Connected Learning Experience

Tue, Nov 18, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST Hangouts On Air – Broadcast for free What happens when university students in California are connected with university students in Japan to teach each other about diversity in groups? Join us to for this Hangout on Air to find out! This is a question that Jaimie…

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Get HIP at NASPA Western Regional Conference!

Does this look familiar to you?  Unfortunately the “lecture” is still common place in many classrooms.  Yet…. Lectures are great for getting students to repeat information but they are one of the worst teaching strategies for promoting in-depth understanding….It would be difficult to find a model worse than the one used for teaching in most…

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Is connected about “plugging in”? What does it mean to you?

I’ve been struggling for some time now (well, since the summer anyway) to make sense of what being “connected” really means when it comes to educators and courses.  I’ve seen a few general ideas of what connected means to others and I’ve seen some of it in action through my participation in connected courses and…

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How to Develop Campus Community through Social Media

Originally posted on Josie Ahlquist:
For higher education professionals, many decisions are grounded in building a strong campus community.  How best to offer student services, programming calendars, leadership opportunities, dining hall hours, and the list goes on.  Each segment of campus life leading students to be more integrated and engaged into the campus community. Because…

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Social Media: the Key to Online Student Services

Originally posted on Stuff too big for Twitter….:
A few weeks ago Josie Ahlquist wrote a great post on developing campus community through social media. Before you read this, go read that post (it is good). She used published research (thank you!) to make a great argument that the strategic implementation of social networking sites…

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Connected means more than just “plugging in”

I’ve been struggling for some time now (well, since the summer anyway) to make sense of what being “connected” really means when it comes to educators and courses.  I’ve seen a few general ideas of what connected means to others and I’ve seen some of it in action through my participation in connected courses. I’m…

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Why not make a trailer to introduce an online module?

It’s possibly the first time I’ve ever received an applause in class. I am taking a professional faculty development course on humanizing the online learning experience for students and was inspired by our instructor’s @brocansky introductory video to her course. I have an online module coming up for my group communication course and have often…

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Fixing the leak: my why

I teach to help fix or prevent leaks in the educational pipeline; to make sure students do not feel lost and disconnected; to make sure they know at least one person who cares about and believes in them as others did for me. I teach to find innovative ways to solve complex problems.  I teach to fill…

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It’s tough when you’re helping to create knowledge and not just consume it.

Dear Student: Yes, I’m making you use technology more than you’ve had to before and it is pushing you out of your comfort zone. Yes, I could have you just submit your papers in hard copy or email them to me and not use all “of these digital tools.” And, that group project I’m making…

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Hack? Make? Connected? Open? Walls? What the HECK is that? Now I see the light.

This summer I had the opportunity to attend the DML Workshop at UC Irvine which had the primary goal of creating a course about connected open courses.  If you’re lost because you’ve not really heard of this idea before, here’s a secret (which I eventually outed at the workshop)… I was too!  I sat there for the…