Thoughts on Community

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I’m hoping to loosely partipate in an open course called Collaborative Community: Designing Community Engaged Research through VCU this trimester.  One of the first things we’re asked to do is to create a visual representation of what community means to each of us.  Perhaps because it’s spring, I knew I had to use an image […]

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Exam Review Strategy

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Reading through a listserv for A&P faculty, I came accross a link to this “Great Ideas” newsletter. There are quite a few helpful tidbits in the newsletter, some of them relating to A&P concepts (e.g. microcirculation or tracing neural pathways) and others concerning pedagogy.  One of the ideas, found on p. 15, struck me as absolutely […]

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Don’t Call me a Subject Matter Expert

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  So this phrase “subject matter expert”… it’s bubbled up in the periphery a few times since I’ve been more involved in online teaching. I don’t remember when I first heard it, and I also don’t know its full history. As best I can tell, it seems to be used in some online education communities […]

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#ET4Online New EdTech Tools

Tools & Resources from #et4onlineI’ve just returned from the 8th annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning symposium in Dallas, TX.  I’ve compiled some of the most interesting nuggets from the conference here. I separated my thoughts into three categories, each with its own post: resources and tools (you’re reading this one!), notes from my 5 […]

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Top 5 Sessions from #et4online

​Here are some thoughts on the top 5 sessions I attended at the recent Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium in Dallas, TX. You can also read my general thoughts about the conference here. I’m hoping to listen to many of the others now that the recordings are posted.  How to Humanize your Online […]

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Thoughts on the #ET4Online Conference

As a first-time attendee, I came to the Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium (aka #et4online) conference in Dallas with a semi-open mind. Last year I decided to check out a different conference in another field for the first time and was horribly disappointed. The majority of the sessions were blatantly commercial – almost […]

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Camille, writing academically

​How to write 700 words in only two short daysStep 1 (2+ months before deadline): Get organized. Print and sort all papers I’ll need for phase I of this project. No further action until deadline is imminent.Step 2 (3 days before deadline): Wow. I haven’t organized my file cabinet in a while.  Step 3: Read […]

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Dear Emailers: Where are your Manners?

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Picture this. You get an email asking for help. Let’s say it’s all about how to best teach a particular class that you’ve been teaching for years.You’re happy to help. You love helping. You love teaching this class. You type out a long, multi-paragraph response to each of the many questions posed in the initial […]

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Herbalists

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It’s that time of year again.  Whether you celebrate a seasonal holiday or not, you’re likely being bombarded with ads, promotions, emails and catalogs full of junk you don’t want or need. It’s time for everyone to check out one of my favorite nonprofits, Center for the New American Dream, for ideas about how to have more […]

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