Engagement Tips from the Influencer’s Playbook

With the rapid rise of Instagram Reels and viral TikToks, students are often “plugged in” for hours socializing but struggling to focus in online learning […]

Optimize Learning Using Data: 3 Reasons To Start Thinking With Learning Analytics

Within the last 10 years, learning analytics has become an important field with stakeholders beginning to look at how data can be used to assist […]

Help Your Students Manage Their Energy Not Their Time

Students are more tired than ever before and it’s impacting their well-being. In 2020, we suffered through a pandemic, social unrest, and a lot of […]

The Art and Science of Course Announcements

When it comes to online course design and facilitation, course announcements are often treated as a “nice to have” supplement to instruction, taking a backseat […]

How to Make Virtual Office Hours Work for You and Your Students

If you’ve ever scheduled virtual office hours, the first time may have gone something like this:  you picked a nice time slot when you were […]

Start Having Authentic Online Course Discussions

Do you often feel frustrated with the way discussions in your online course end up? Is everyone repeating the same thing? Are you reading essays […]

What Have We Learned From Student Perceptions of Voluntary Participation: Are We Being Equitable?

Imagine sitting in the audience at a large conference and you had a question. You think to yourself, “should I ask it?” but then overthinking, […]

i + 1, Meet BARNGA

Early in the fall of 1992, in my first grad school course at Oklahoma State University I first heard of Stephen Krashen. His famous Theory […]

Teach Talk: Ready, Set, Zoom! With Google Docs and Slides

As the semester is upon us, being prepared to teach on Zoom is essential. The synchronous time you spend in Zoom with your students should […]

“Ice Breakers” and Community Makers: The Importance of the Introduction in Online and Face-to-Face Classrooms

One of the beautiful things about a semester is that we are banded together in a learning experience for a specified period of time. Every […]

The Evolution of Biological Diagrams for Instructors

The ability of students to think abstractly and formally is one of the major challenges instructors have faced over time. This is true across all […]

More than “Syllabus Day”: How the First Day of Class is an Opportunity to Connect

Today more than ever we are competing for our students' attention within the world of unfolding events. We are instructing across a variety of platforms […]

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