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Upcoming April 2016 Workshops

Upcoming April 2016 Workshops

Hello USM Faculty, We have some great upcoming CTEL workshops planned for you in April (read below). We hope you can attend! Open Educational Resources (OER) Workshop An astonishing array of Open Educational Resources (OER) becomes available for teaching, learning, and research everyday. OER are largely electronic resources and can […]

By March 22, 2016 0 comments CTEL
Tech Tip: Scheduling Google Hangouts Using Google Calendar

Tech Tip: Scheduling Google Hangouts Using Google Calendar

This month’s Tech Tip explains how to use Google Calendar to schedule a Google Hangout. This is a great feature for faculty who wish to schedule virtual meetings with their students. (click here if video player doesn’t load)

By March 18, 2016 0 comments CTEL
Quality Matters Materials

Quality Matters Materials

Thanks again to everyone who was able to attend last week’s workshop on the Quality Matters program. If you missed the session, or would like electronic versions of the rubric and program overview, please contact a member of the design team here at CTEL. We would like to encourage everyone […]

By March 7, 2016 0 comments CTEL
Upcoming CTEL Workshops

Upcoming CTEL Workshops

Hello USM Faculty, We have some great upcoming CTEL workshops planned for you over the next two months (read below). We hope you can attend! Effective Collaboration in Virtual Teams Workshop Collaboration is considered an essential skill for success in the 21st century. Online courses provide a unique opportunity for […]

By March 1, 2016 0 comments CTEL
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Spring ’16 Mid-Term Evaluation Is Here

If you’re teaching an online or blended course at USM this spring, CTEL has good news for you. It is time to ask your students for mid-term feedback!   CTEL has created an anonymous mid-term survey exclusively for students in online and blended courses. The survey draws heavily upon some of […]

By February 22, 2016 3 comments CTEL
7 Habits of Highly Effective People

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

There’s a book by Stephen Covey called the The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  It’s been selling for over 25 years in a variety of different editions. There are probably hundreds of book reviews and songs out there about this book but one video review in particular became a […]

By February 16, 2016 1 comment CTEL
Upcoming: CTEL Workshops

Upcoming: CTEL Workshops

Blackboard’s Grade Center Workshop The Blackboard Grade Center is a useful tool for tracking student grades and helping students understand their progress throughout the semester, but it can also efficiently calculate final grades. In this hands-on workshop, we will discuss how to calculate final grades, including how to use the […]

By February 5, 2016 0 comments CTEL
Re-conceptualizing Student Services for the Non-Traditional Learner

Re-conceptualizing Student Services for the Non-Traditional Learner

In the early days of online learning, institutions that embraced online education enjoyed limited competition and strong student demand, driven in large part by the convenience and access that new online programs offered. The focus was on scaling to meet student demand and building quality online programs. Targeted student services […]

By January 25, 2016 0 comments CTEL
Don’t get caught saying these 6 words in 2016….

Don’t get caught saying these 6 words in 2016….

“We’ve always done it that way” As a change cheerleader I can tell you that most organizations whether a team, department, or college already know what needs to be different.  What’s difficult is putting the resources towards exploring the idea of making a change.  Most organizations rarely take an in-depth […]

By January 12, 2016 0 comments CTEL
Taking Online or Blended Courses? Stay Connected to USM!

Taking Online or Blended Courses? Stay Connected to USM!

According the USM Factbook, there were approximately 3,200 USM students enrolled in online or blended courses during Fall 2015. Roughly 18% of the total credit hours taken at USM in Fall 2015 were in online or blended courses, and this represents a 1.5% increase over Fall 2014. These numbers echo […]

By December 3, 2015 0 comments CTEL