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TLI 2016-Track 2-Group 3

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This is a point-of-entry space for Group 3, Track 2 Teaching & Learning Institute participants. Group Members: Bo Bennett, Vice President, Extended Campus and Online Learning, Lees-McRae College (NC) Melissa Mercer, Learning Management Coordinator, Lees-McRae College (NC) Ava Yamouti, Regional Coordinator & Program Coordinator, Lees-McRae College (NC) Jeff Knox, Chair, Physical Education and Exercise Science, Carson-Newman University (TN) Group Facilitator: Susan Hines, AVP, Teaching & Learning Technologies, Chadron State College (NE) Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Session ...
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Sports dominate American culture as a vital part of everyday life. Regardless of which sports people prefer, they remain an everlasting part of society. Each sport has its own set of rowdy fans that are sure to cheer, jeer and make any contest that much more interesting to watch. The players, of course, are the main source of entertainment as they provide the jaw dropping, inspiring and exciting plays that we love to watch. The players have these abilities not only due to genetics but also through an intense regimen of developing their skills to be at the highest level of competition. These players, while talented in their own rights, would not be the ...
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The End of February

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You are receiving this because at some point in the last several years, you participated in ACA activities and have been included automatically in the MYACA FacultyStaff Community. To contact the sender, reply to her directly. To share your request/thoughts with the entire group, reply to FacultyStaff Community. It’s the time of the semester when your teaching and your projects can feel pretty clogged. The mud outside is nothing compared to the mud in your mind. In Inside Higher Ed, Rob Weir provides some useful tips on how to unstick yourself and your class in “Father Guido was Right” ( http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2014/02/28/essay-making-midcourse-changes-teaching-plans ...
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If, among the end of the year crankiness, crises, and ceremony, you're daydreaming of having a bit of breathing space during the summer, I've got something else to fill up your time! I'm almost done reading the book, Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning , by Jose Bowen. Bowen, a music professor in California, talks about the macro-(how institutions need to be flexible) and micro-(how individuals and classrooms need to be flexible) level changes that need to occur in higher education given our 21st century context. In the middle part of the book, he talks about concrete things that faculty ...
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In case, you've been too involved with the pressing demands of your day to look at Inside Higher Ed today, I want to direct your attention to Robert Sternberg's article on barriers to student retention. It's neatly encapsulates issues and research as they stand today: http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2013/02/07/essay-use-research-improve-student-retention There are things in here that we have control over, and some that we do not. The challenge seems to be addressing the areas that affect our particular situation.
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At the AACU conference this past week, I attended a presentation by Arthur Levine and Diane Dean on their newest version of their study on current college students. The three points that they brought forth for traditional age students were: --today's students are more comfortable and able in diverse environments --today's students are not as independent and need to be pushed into independence --today's students are digital natives and used to having information available at their fingertips They also talked about how the traditional 18-24 year old student really doesn't represent the majority of students we may see. For the student whom ...
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This past week, I heard Jeff Borden, Vice-President for Learning and Teaching at E-Pearson provide a thought-provoking presentation. The gist of his talk was the importance of using what we already know about the brain and learning to structure our learning/teaching styles in the classroom. The basis that he used for this was John Medina’s book, Brain Rules. Among some interesting tools he mentioned: The Mixxer: http://www.language-exchanges.org/ , a language exchange site where an English speaker can make arrangements with a native speaker in another language to communicate and work on language skills. Wolfram-Alpha: http://www.wolframalpha.com/ ...
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