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Course Showcase – How to Change the World

By Jennifer Whitton-Trujillo, Tim Wright, Todd Wolfe, and Alex McDaniel In the Fall 2023 development cycle, Innovative and Lifelong Learning (I&LL) and Center for Teaching, Learning and Design (CTLD) decided to use a storytelling and scenario-based approach in designing a self-paced online course to create an innovative and engaging learning experience. Our development team for […]

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CTLD Rapid Ready Training

Did you know that 75% of MSU Denver’s students take at least one online course? Or that 98% of all students access their online/hybrid courses from a laptop and 45% access their courses from a mobile device? While many of us have become comfortable or even highly skilled in teaching online, there are simply too […]

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Course Showcase – SOC 1300 – Asia in Global Perspective

One of our primary goals at the Center for Teaching, Learning and Design is to build courses that create engaging, interesting, and inspiring online classroom experiences for students. During our Spring 2023 development cycle, we collaborated with Dr. Ting Jiang to create a new course, Asia in Global Perspective, for their proposed new Asian Studies […]

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Course Showcase – AST 1040 – Introduction to Astronomy I – Solar System

In the CTLD Course Development Cycle, MSU Denver instructors have the opportunity to work with the instructional design team to improve their courses. Instructors identify course objectives, develop learning activities, create user-friendly courses, record high-quality multimedia content, and much more. As part of the Spring 2023 development cycle, Dr. Kamran Sahami worked with a team […]

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Fostering Student Engagement Through Discussion

Sitting alone in a quiet room can help improve your productivity and learning. It is easier to concentrate and compose your thoughts without distraction or interruption; a book or article is easier to comprehend when it’s the only stimulus available. However, this setting also means that you have only your prior knowledge at hand. Your […]

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Course Showcase – HSP 4160- Human Trafficking

Passion and Dedication at MSU Denver At MSU Denver, instructors don’t just teach – they live and breathe the subjects they’re passionate about. Many have walked the path of their respective fields for years before stepping into the role of educators, while others remain active participants. A shining example is Dr. A.J. Alejano-Steele, who not […]

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How to Help Struggling Students

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 […]

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Course Showcase – ACC 3750- International Accounting

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 […]

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Vary Feedback Methods in Canvas

Picture having to navigate using a simple paper map on a long road trip. You know your destination and the turns, roundabouts, and exits to get there. What if you could see your destination on this map, but the details of roads, highways, and intersections were removed? This would likely cause confusion, anxiety, and frustration, […]

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Proctor Online Assessments

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 […]