A few years ago I read an article about how professors were using course contracts in their live classes. The argument is that having students sign a course contract outlining course policies and expectations helps to avert discipline problems in class, and provides faculty with a firm ground from which to react when problems arise [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Composition'
March 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Composition, Distance Education, Resources
March 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Active Learning, Authoring, Composition, Learning Management Systems, Tools, Video, Web 2.0
Does anyone know if there is a mobility initiative at UTA? Or does OIT have plans for a mobility initiative?
I’m torn between buying a class set of the iTouch or the iPhone for my Computers and Fiction Writing class and would welcome advice. Might OIT support either? Any sign of daLite lecterns or other kinds [...]
March 3rd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Active Learning, Authoring, Composition, Distance Education
My reading of the posts in this blog, and the links posted by the writers, got me to thinking and wondering about attention span.
What is the research on long attention span? I find we talk a lot about short attention spans when dealing with lectures. However, people of many ages seem to be able to [...]
March 1st, 2010 · 2 Comments · Authoring, Composition, Free, Resources, Tools
Last summer, Chris Conway and Ignacio Ruiz-Perez approached me about helping them with a new idea they had – a Spanish-language literary journal for UT Arlington students called Cuaderna Vía. They already had an issue’s worth of content, but needed help producing the tangible journal.
Over those months, we designed and produced a print edition of [...]
February 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Authoring, Composition, Free, Multimedia, Resources, Tools, Video, Web 2.0, Workshops, YouTube
Early adopters find ways to teach complex concepts, methods and software flying by the seat of our pants to be sure, but buoyed by much early trial and error experience acquired from having taught ourselves. For someone like me, whose field is digital media, I have made that seat-of-the-pants stuff my specialty, and, as a [...]