In the vast ocean of higher education, many students find themselves feeling like castaways on a deserted island, isolated and struggling to find a way back to the mainland of understanding and success. Just as a stranded individual requires tools and support to survive and eventually be rescued, these students need tailored resources and assistance […]
Creating authentic learning experiences through instructor engagement and innovation “When we arrive at the outcome of a project, our effort does not ‘betray’ us simply because it is a reflection of the work we put in.” This is an old saying that highlights the importance of effort and accentuates the notion that our efforts do […]
Generative AI technologies, such as ChatGPT, BingGPT, and Midjourney, are revolutionizing the educational landscape, particularly in higher education. Recognizing the significance of these advancements, the CTLD has curated a comprehensive list of resources tailored for faculty and staff. Additionally, the provost has issued an official statement, which also includes recommended syllabus statements.
While the CTLD department doesn’t support technology in the classroom, we can point you in the right direction. From the ITS client portal, you can call their dedicated service desk number or submit a request for classroom tech assistance.
Multimedia assignments can be a great way to test students’ skills and knowledge. Providing them as an option also gives students greater flexibility to engage with your course through a medium they are comfortable and familiar with. GoReact is an excellent tool to facilitate your students’ creation of multimedia. GoReact can be used easily on […]
How do you measure your own success? When you’re trying to learn something new or develop a new skill, you need to study and practice. Eventually, you’ll need to apply what you know to be sure you’ve mastered what you’ve learned. However, if you take shortcuts, you’re cheating yourself out of your education and may […]
If you would like to record your classroom lectures in person, we recommend requesting audio and video technology for your classroom with ITS well ahead of the time you need it. Please note: The CTLD currently does not assist with classroom recording requests.
The CTLD Instructional Design Group is here to work collaboratively with you to design a new online course, whether synchronous, asynchronous, hybrid, or hyflex! As a participant in one of our course development cycles, we will help you with a wide variety of design processes, including alignment and content support, Open Educational Resource (OER) sourcing […]
Imagine you’re cultivating a garden. You’ve planted vegetables, herbs, and flowers of all kinds. Most of them seem to be doing very well, but some are struggling to grow and thrive. Rather than scold the plant for failing to grow, you would instead want to understand why it was struggling. Too little sun? Too much […]