Student learning improved online?

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Student learning improved online? A statement made during “Lessons Learned from COVID-19,” the day two plenary session of the Lilly Conference this May, shifted my perception of remote teaching this spring. The statement, “if instruction is done well online it improves student learning,” came from Judy Ableser from Oakland University’s Center for Excellence in Teaching […]

It’s the little things

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We in CTL have adopted Slack as a part of our remote communication flow. Slack has provided the perfect avenue for quick-text responses, goofy memes, supportive encouragement and recognition for all the hard work going on in our department.  I’ve particularly enjoyed how this new form of communication has fostered a sense of relaxed community. […]

Coincidental community

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We’ve all been forced to learn some new things in this past month. For instance, I’ve learned how to use clippers to cut my husband’s hair—#thanksyoutube #quaranskills. I’ve learned a variety of new online videoconferencing and team organization platforms. I even plan to keep using some of them. But my favorite new learning is that […]