The CITL Blog Year in Review: 45 blog posts to date have been read over 6800 times this past year by more than 2400 unique readers from across the world. We are beyond pleased the CITL Blog has become a part of your professional reading and hope you will continue to read and grow with us. When we started this project, we wanted to create a space to start conversations, grow ideas, and continue to build up the community of learners we have on our campus. Some of our favorite and most popular posts are ones that will continue to ring true through the next academic year.
Teaching the Election and Other Hot Topics – Lisa Kurz
Published back in October of 2016, this quickly became our most read blog post. While the election is over, politically related ‘hot topics’ are far from behind us. This post is one to bookmark, share, save, and even print to refer to in the upcoming year.
Teaching Through Disruptions – Greg Siering
While the ‘hot topics’ and unavoidable distractions will always be present, many times we need to move on with course goals unrelated to these issues. Our Teaching through Disruptions post provides perspective on how to help your class move forward.
“I turned it in, you just didn’t get it!” – Canvas Excuses Foiled – Kelly Scholl
With our first full of year of Canvas under our belt, we have watched you become more comfortable with, and grow your purposeful usage of the Canvas system. However, as with all new things, there continues to be a learning curve. This post includes some helpful tips for students submitting online work as well as helpful language for you to add to your syllabus if using online Canvas submissions.
7 Principles of Good Teaching SERIES – Shannon Sipes
Most often there’s too much great information to fit into one blog post. Our blog series on principles of good teaching was published once a month throughout this academic year. These posts feature suggestions for additional readings, practical tips, and infographics to print for reference. Take the opportunity to re-read these seven posts this summer, starting with the first of the series: Connecting with Students Outside of the Classroom, and continuing through the series linked at the bottom of each post.
Plagiarism Blog SERIES – Madeleine Gonin, John Paul Kanwit, Cordah Robinson, Jo Ann Vogt
We ran a special blog series this spring that was published once a week on Fridays. These posts were all related to promoting academic honesty, including designing assignments, collaborating with librarians, talking to students, reporting plagiarism, and the resources available. While these were published to coincide with mid-term papers, they are even more helpful to review this summer when thinking about redesigning writing assignments.
Engaging Students in Learning Using Immersive Technologies – Amy Minix
We know many of you are doing amazing things in your classrooms and we love when we get the opportunity to share the work you are accomplishing with your students! If you missed the opportunity to read about what Olga Scrivner and Julie Madewell are doing in their courses, you won’t want to miss it this time.
So Many Google Accounts… How Do I Manage Them All?! – Kelly Scholl
With the announcement of Google@IU last summer and all faculty, students, and staff having access to the Google Suite of tools, we saw an increase of questions about managing multiple Google accounts. This blog with short video tutorial will help you keep your accounts in check.
While these are a few of our most popular posts from the past year, there are many more posts that didn’t get mentioned a second time here. Browse through the categories or look through the past titles to not miss out on some other great posts. Of course, we are also looking to the future.We will continue to cover topics related to teaching and learning, current events, technologies and tips, and highlighting the great work being done by faculty on campus. We are also excited to announce that our next blog series will be covering the topic of Service Learning and how you can incorporate this amazing opportunity into your classroom.
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