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A New CTE Learning Path about Online Teaching

Are some of your colleagues wondering if online teaching is for them? Are you? The CTE has developed a new learning path for faculty who wish to explore whether online teaching and learning is a good fit for their program. Through three consecutive Monday sessions, you and your colleagues will engage in a conversation around […]

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2012 Online Course Development Initiative

The Center for Teaching Excellence invites applications for participation in the Online Course Development Initiative for the 2012-2013 academic year. This yearlong program consists of several integrated components that seek to hone faculty expertise through interdisciplinary collaboration, critical reflection, consultation and peer mentoring. Faculty members who engage in the full range of experiences will be […]

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Article of the Month: Student Information Literacy in the Mobile Environment

The June article of the month, published in the recent EDUCAUSE QUARTERLY magazine, explores how students gather information using smartphones and the internet.  Kristen Yarmey, Digital Services Librarian for the University of Scranton, conducted a survey of students to analyze the information retrieval strategies employed by undergraduate students.  Her study yielded some interesting results on […]

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Article of the Month – Streams of Content, Limited Attention

November’s article of the month is a recent EDUCAUSE article by danah boyd, that considers what it means to be “in flow” in an information landscape defined by social media such as Facebook or Twitter. One cannot be a passive consumer of information any longer. In the past, we went to sites of information as […]

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CTE Teaching and Learning Podcast – Making the Transition to Online Teaching

This episode of the CTE’s Teaching and Learning podcast series features a conversation with Dr. Lynda Gillespie, Director of Technology for Chesterfield County Public Schools and adjunct professor for the VCU School of Education, and Dr. Britt Watwood from the VCU Center for Teaching Excellence. Lynda and Britt co-taught an online graduate course this Fall […]

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New Faculty Resource Guide for Online Teaching

The past few years have seen significant growth in the development of online learning in both K-12 and higher education settings. With an estimated four million college students taking at least one online course this year, and forty-four states (including Virginia) now having significant online programs in their K-12 systems, many university faculty are beginning […]

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CTE Workshops and Brown Bag Luncheons for October

The CTE is offering 14 workshops and 5 brown bag sessions during October. Workshops are an opportunity for faculty to both explore topics and share practices across disciplines. Our Friday Brown Bags provide an opportunity for a more informal conversation to take place between faculty on subjects of topical interest. Read more below about our […]

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CTE Brown Bag Lunch Series for Fall 2009

The CTE hosts Brown Bag Lunches every Friday from 12-1:30pm in room 5182, Grace Harris Hall. These informal sessions are designed to generate discussion around topics of interest to faculty across VCU. You are invited to bring your lunch and join your colleagues in exploring a variety of topics. Registration for specific brown bag lunches […]

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CTE White Paper on Online Teaching and Learning

The delivery of courses online is nearly as old as the web itself, but as with any innovation, some faculty members have been early adopters while others have watched the development with both interest and skepticism. As publishing and managing content on the web has become easier, and as the delivery of online courses has […]

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May 2009 CTE Summer Institute on Teaching and Learning

We are pleased to announce the May 2009 CTE Summer Institute on Teaching and Learning is now accepting applications. This is one of two institutes offered each summer that offers a unique faculty development opportunity (Watch for information on the June Teaching and Learning with Technology Institute – coming soon). Both institutes fill up quickly […]

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