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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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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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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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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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Instructional Media Spotlight

Overview Have you ever sat in a classroom or a Teams call that featured a presentation that was littered with gimmicky transitions and images or graphics that had nothing to do with the content? How about sitting through a 45-minute video lecture that really only had about 15 minutes worth of relevant content? As viewers, […]

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Course Showcase – SED 4100 – Including Students with Significant Support Needs

Incorporating UDL Principles At MSU Denver, we prioritize providing positive classroom experiences to all students. MSU Denver offers a variety of supports to help us create course materials that are accessible, such as content that can be ready by screen readers and videos that include closed captions. In addition to students with hearing or sight […]

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Course Showcase – GWS 1001- Support for Beginning Students

Know thyself (γνῶθι σεαυτόν) is an ancient Greek maxim. It speaks to the importance of analysis of self and the connections made with others. When designing a course, it is equally important to know thine audience. Is the course for learners new to higher ed? Is it a capstone project? Will it fit the lives […]

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Course Showcase – SOC 3590: Social Statistics

The adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) not only saves students money on textbooks but also allows instructors increased flexibility with their materials. (For more on OER adoption, please read Find OER and Use them in Canvas). To truly be beneficial to all students, OER should also be accessible for all learners, regardless of ability. […]

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Course Showcase – BUS 1850 (Stackable)

We all want our students to leave our classes prepared to excel in their careers. To ensure this, educators work tirelessly to ensure that their students have relevant knowledge and marketable skills. As our students transition into or continue their careers, they find that employers want to know that they have the skills their profession […]