April 19th Provisions Session Summary: “Teaching Information Literacy in the Age of Google”

**The access the audio recording from the session, click here!** Our last Provisions session of the Spring Semester explored the theme of” Teaching Information in the Age of Google.” Presenters shared previous experience with teaching courses dealing with literacy, and effective strategies for improving success for a diverse range of college students. An audience of approximately 35 faculty and … Continue reading April 19th Provisions Session Summary: “Teaching Information Literacy in the Age of Google”

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March 22nd Provisions Session Summary: “Teaching Online”

To access the audio recording of the session, click here. Our second Provisions session of the Spring Semester explored the theme of” Teaching Online.” Presenters shared previous experience with teaching courses online, and effective strategies for improving success for a diverse range of students. An audience of approximately 30 faculty and staff members attended to hear presentations from Lily Shafer, Instructional Designer, Silvia … Continue reading March 22nd Provisions Session Summary: “Teaching Online”

March 22nd Session: “Teaching Online”

Online Learning…Good Or Bad?? Distance education was founded in 1728, but there has been an increasing focus on online learning in recent research and literature (“Infographic history of distance education”). Online learning has become more widespread and popular due to the many benefits it offers. Some benefits of online learning include: greater flexibility, a broader … Continue reading March 22nd Session: “Teaching Online”

“Flipped” Library Instruction

In keeping with the theme of the "flipped" classroom in first-year writing, Pete and I decided that we would also attempt to flip the library instruction that tends to be a standard part of our ENG105 classes and FYW in general (In fact, in the "Learning the Ropes" article that Pete wrote about, researchers found … Continue reading “Flipped” Library Instruction

The Amazing World of Technology

Everyday new technology is created. Jokes are made that by the time a person buys the new version of a piece of technology another newer version will come out the next day. In fact some people avoid using technology all together because they don’t want to have to adapt to new rules every time an … Continue reading The Amazing World of Technology

Teaching in Online Environments

  February 17, 2009: This month Provisions explored the world of teaching online. Presenters included Karen McGrath, Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Robert Flint, Associate Professor of Psychology, and Cailin Brown, Assistant Professor of Communications.             Dr. McGrath provided an overview of the blogging tool available on Blackboard. Students are encouraged to engage … Continue reading Teaching in Online Environments