Assessing Inclusivity and Accessibility: A Student Employee’s Perspective

Jessflores/ March 9, 2022/ 3. Digital Age Learning Environments, Course Design, Critical Thinking, digital learning environment, leadership, online learning, pedagogy, practice, reflection, Technology/ 0 comments

Hi there! My name is Jess Flores and I am a fourth year student here at Seattle Pacific University (SPU). I currently work as a student assistant employee in the Educational Technology and Media department (ETM) here at SPU. A portion of my work in this position has been focused on the technological side of education, as ETM functions largely

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Seven C’s from the Winter Academy 2021-2022

Robertson, R. John/ February 18, 2022/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

CommunityHow is community fostered in the program? In individual courses? Outside of the courses?What are students expecting to get out of their program community?What types of students will participate and drive the community?How can students slip through the cracks of community, and how can we patch those cracks?CollegialityWhat other voices are allowed input into the program design?Who can I run

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Reflecting on our OER Grants process

Robertson, R. John/ December 3, 2021/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Kristen Hoffman and I are running a series of small OER or open text grants for SPU faculty (and staff). We’re really excited about the projects that we have underway with faculty from a huge range of departments. We’ll have more to say but as a point of reference this was the application format we used. We’ll continue to issue

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9 Alternatives to Proctoring to Boost Academic Integrity

Stewart, Brennan/ May 6, 2021/ Course Design, Software/ 0 comments

As the university is not renewing our contract for Respondus within its online learning environments, we want to take a brief, birds-eye look at the numerous strategies to ensuring academic integrity when assessing student learning without the use of digital proctoring. What’s happening? At the end of Spring 2021 quarter, Respondus LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor will be disabled within

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Podcast: Partnership and Growth in Remote Delivery

Stewart, Brennan/ March 10, 2021/ Technology, Workshop/ 0 comments

In response to the overall success of Seattle Pacific University’s adaption to remote learning through the COVID-19 Pandemic and positive feedback to the voluntary faculty training through the Winter Academy, Educational Technology and Media’s Brennan Stewart and Debi Bearden sat down with a few faculty members to discuss their online learning experience, takeaways from the Winter Academy, and their working

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A Conversation on Technology Selection in the Classroom

Karen Park/ January 27, 2021/ Technology/ 2 comments

One cannot first choose a pedagogy and then a technology; pedagogy is the thoughtful combination of methods, technologies, social and physical designs and on-the-fly interactions to produce learning environments, student experiences, activities, outcomes or whatever your preferred way is of thinking about what we do in education. All elements inevitably shape the ways in which the other elements are used

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ETM Winter Academy 2020 Conversations Recap

Stewart, Brennan/ December 18, 2020/ Workshop/ 0 comments

Last week, ETM hosted daily hour-long conversations with participating staff and faculty at Seattle Pacific University, in conjunction with the Winter Teaching Academy. For more information about the Winter Teaching Academy, make sure to check out our previous post here: https://scholars.spu.edu/etm/2020/11/30/etm-winter-academy-2020/. During these open conversations, ETM, faculty, and staff came together to diverge on four key topics, reflecting the topics of the Winter Teaching Academy: Course Planning and Alignment,

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ETM Winter Academy 2020

Robertson, R. John/ November 30, 2020/ Workshop/ 2 comments

ETM is offering an academy from November 30, 2020 through January 31, 2021. This academy was designed to be as flexible as possible. Modules do not need to be completed in order and participants can choose from four larger modules or 13 bite-sized modules. Participants who complete all four modules and have a 20 minute conversation with an Instructional Designer

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How to Humanize Your Online Course

Debibearden/ November 20, 2020/ Course Design/ 1 comments

“Cognition and emotion are the two sides of the same coin” – Zaretta Hammond The infographic below, created by expert Michelle Pacansky-Brock and the T&L Innovations @ CI team, captures the key ideas of humanizing your online course. Some of the suggestions include how to facilitate your online course, excellent elements of course design, insight into learning domains, and how to promote a Community of Inquiry. Humanizing your course is a first step in fostering community within your course. As students see

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