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Overcoming Student Distraction
Distraction and a lack of engagement in the virtual and physical classroom is hardly a new phenomenon. Fortunately, there are several insightful resources with useful suggestions on handling these seemingly more intractable issues.
Method To the Madness: Using Human Factors Principles To Guide Remote Teaching
In the first installment of our series of guest blog posts, Dr. Jay Smart shares his insights on how the recent months have informed his teaching and how his training as a Human Factors psychologist provides a useful lens through which to view the problems of "getting people and technology to play together nicely."
Final Countdown: Get Your Spring Course Ready to Launch
As the term start date draws closer, you'll probably have completed a lot of planning, building, and maybe even redesigning. Now, as we countdown to the beginning of Spring 2021, you can take these steps for your course(s) to ensure a strong, successful start.
Best Practices for Final Exam Proctoring
As we are near the end of the fall semester and final exams approach, we expect there will be high Proctorio usage at Miami as well as across the country. With this in mind, we wanted to provide a few best practices to ensure that Miami students have a smooth exam experience during these high-stress times.
Faculty Bootcamp: Work Out Your Skills
There is a fantastic array of tools and techniques available to add flexibility to your teaching and course design. Using these tools and techniques efficiently and in pedagogically-driven ways requires practice and planning. Our upcoming sessions are a great way to do both.
Scaffolding Your Assignments for Learning
While one of the most researched and discussed aspects of teaching and ensuring student success, scaffolding is often overlooked in practice. Fortunately, this repository of research provides an array of resources for improving the scaffolding in your courses.
Leveraging Web Conference Sessions for Learning
Using your synchronous meetings to their fullest potential is no easy feat. Our upcoming session will be a chance to hear some of the innovative and pedagogically useful ways to utilize the technology's various features to increase engagement and foster learning.
Upholding Academic Integrity for Remote Exams
While ensuring academic integrity is always a concern, the move to fully or partially online teaching and the increased reliance on online exams and assignments that have come with it have led many to revisit the discussion of how the issue is best approached.
Discussion and Collaboration Strategies
Many faculty feel their online discussions rarely elicit the engagement with course content they would like or provoke the type of nuanced conversations they intended. Yet, there are faculty who see discussion forums as a vital, foundational piece of any course. As with most tools, how it is used largely determines the results.