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    Short Videos #2: Choosing a Setting

    November 16, 2020 | Zac Walthall

    This is the second part of a series of blog posts about creating short videos for educational purposes. In this post, we will talk about choosing a setting for your video. When shooting these short videos, it is important to consider the setting that you are shooting in. For this article, the term “setting” means…

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    Peer Review of Teaching: Professional Development Through Collaboration and Reflection

    October 6, 2020 | Zac Walthall

    Guest Writer: Mike Anders, PhD, Associate Professor of Assessment and Evaluation OED As with research, peer review helps ensure the highest quality of teaching.  Peer review of teaching can prompt deliberate improvement through a collaborative, reflective process.  Though student evaluations provide important information, sole reliance on them for feedback can foster a consumer approach to…

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    Short Videos #1: Writing a Script for Your Video

    September 1, 2020 | Zac Walthall

    NOTE: This is a guide for creating a video that will not require transcriptions or captioning services. This is the first part of a series of blog posts about creating short videos for educational purposes. In this post, we will talk about creating a script for a video. A lot of people hear the word…

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    Compatibility Mode

    August 6, 2020 | Zac Walthall

    Microsoft PowerPoint is a very powerful tool used by lecturers far and wide. Initially released in 1987 as “Presenter,” the program has gone through a variety of changes throughout the years, adding features that allow teachers to engage their audience in new ways. This progress, however, comes with a price. Because the program has existed…

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    Seven Copyright Best Practices for Online Teaching

    July 10, 2020 | Janay White

    Guest Writer: Lisa Ferris, Ed.S., Instructional Designer (OED) Seven Copyright Best Practices for Online Teaching If a video, photo, or document is on the internet, is it OK for faculty to freely use it in their course materials? Answer:  It depends!  Follow these seven best practices to help you legally use resources for your online…

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