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Transitioning Active Learning STEM Recitations Online

The benefits of active learning have been widely studied and utilized in live, in-person classroom settings. With the abrupt shift to online instruction, the feasibility of implementing active learning methods needs to be investigated. To that end, we conducted a research study at Rutgers University involving 49 STEM lecturers, recitation instructors, and course coordinators to determine...

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Developing a Math YouTube Channel to Support Parents

As educators, we wanted to create content to support parents of school-aged kids. With all of the advances in technology, there is now an increasingly wide variety of tools to do so! We will discuss what we learned about the capabilities and limitations of creating videos using Zoom, Google Jamboard, YouTube Channels, Facebook Business Pages, search engine optimization, and Canva. We combined...

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Creating an online program: Major Benefits and Challenges

The Pandemic has forced many universities to shift to online learning in Spring 2020. Luckily, the HRM department at the School of Management and Labor Relations has initiated its online graduate program in Fall 2019, in addition to its traditional and well-established in-person program. This presentation will briefly demonstrate the major challenges to start an online program. Most...

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Engaging in the Arts in a Virtual Environment

Many arts educators have struggled adapting their programs and curriculums to the virtual environment. Over the past few years, live performances have had to move online and instructors have found it difficult to effectively engage with student performers and foster the sense of community that would more organically form in an in-person rehearsal process. Through directing both live and...

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Data: What We Lose When We Treat Students As Objects

Prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic, institutions have been increasingly using data tracking within LMSs, increased their use of surveillance tools (such as eproctoring or plagiarism detection software) and third-party educational technology vendors in adverse ways that undermine students' agency, sacrifice their privacy and copyright, and falsely accuse them of academic violations...

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How Can Design Justice Inform Learning Design in Higher Education?

The pandemic illuminated and exacerbated inequalities that persist in higher education. Simultaneously, the pivot to remote learning increased our capacity to teach across modalities and to leverage instructional tools. Many of us are emerging from this crisis with intensified urgency to dismantle inequities in college classrooms and we may be better equipped with an enhanced instructional...

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Do's & Don'ts of Video: 15 Tips in 15 Mins

Utilizing multimedia in today’s Higher Ed world of online courses is a critical element to develop some mastery in.  However, instructors sometimes overlook some simple, yet important points when it comes to creating meaningful and engaging videos.  We will cover important do’s and don’ts to focus in on when you are developing and filming, as well as when you are presenting your...

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Flipping the Switch

During the early stages of the pandemic students were withdrawn, there was very little interaction and engagement in discussion forums, email correspondence and overall effort in assignments.  A course in the curriculum has been taught asynchronously for years, I decided to change it to synchronous and flip the classroom to try to engage and spark open conversations with the students....

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Incorporating hands on activities into a remotely taught lab course

COVID-19 presented serious challenges to the health and safety of our campus communities starting in early 2020. Instructors made heroic efforts to quickly convert class material to the online environment when in-person instruction no longer was possible.  This transition also presented opportunities to develop new teaching strategies that would engage students despite the need for online...

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Connecting Through Distance: Tools To Level Up Your Teaching

The pandemic highlighted how important it is to be flexible in our approach to educational design, finding tools that help us enhance our instruction and connect to our students whether teaching and learning in person, remotely or hybrid. Teachers face the greatest challenge of how to deliver content to students both synchronously, asynchronously and in-person while keeping students engaged...

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Experiential Online Learning: Participatory Community Game Case Study

“When we think of games, we think of fun. When we think of learning we think of work. Games show us this is all wrong” (Gee, 2005). In an age where digital learning can often feel isolating, our methods used within the introductory Environmental Design Analysis (EDA) course seek to promote interactive participation. In moving EDA online, we wanted to create new modalities for online social...

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How to Turn in Artwork Using Google Classroom

I have done this for almost 2 years, so I have some experience using Google Classroom.  

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Queer in the Classroom: Strategies for Supporting LGBTQIA+ Student Needs

With the number of LGBTQIA+ university students at close to 20%, best practice-mandates instructors be prepared to address the needs of this community. Though progress has been made on many fronts, the human rights of LGBTQIA+ communities remain under attack.  Queer and trans students, and particularly LGBTQIA+ students of color, are more likely to experience harassment and violence than...

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Do We Really Need Teachers? Today's Students Ask!

In today's world of social media and digitalization, students have false sense of informational security. They believe that knowledge is out there to grab. This illusion leads them astray. Excepting hardcore engineering & Medicine related subjects, the students question the need for having a teacher. They need to understand that veracity and validity of the information flooding ...

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Beyond Crisis: Hybrid Teaching as Inclusive Teaching

Rather than perceiving hybrid teaching models as a diminished form of the in-person classes, this presentation will argue that hybrid teaching is inclusive teaching that promotes accessibility. Therefore, hybrid pedagogy should become the norm, not a crisis or emergency response. As colleagues in the humanities, we will discuss our writing-intensive, discussion-based courses since Rutgers...

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Faux-Flipping a Work-Based Training: Lessons from Pandemic Adaptations

Following the March 2020 coronavirus closures, the Community Support Services New Jersey supportive housing work-based training series quickly transitioned from in-person to remote. The trainers struggled with including the relevant content and skill-building in a shorter remote training. Quick adaptations included shortening training session time from 6 hours in-person to 3-hour blocks of...

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How a PlayPosit Guided Group Project Impacted Online Student Engagement

Student engagement is critical in achieving meaningful learning and can be impacted by the teaching methods, tools, and course content. Online student engagement continues to be challenging because online students have fewer ways to engage with the professor, peers, and the university. In this presentation, we will share our exploratory study which focused on how a PlayPosit guided group...

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Virtual Clinical Skills Training and Evaluation in Healthcare Education

The benefits of online education are numerous, however, there are challenges especially when training a healthcare practitioner. Attendees will come away from this session with strategies on how a student can learn clinical skills virtually such as a physical examination, counseling and interviewing, and enhancing critical thinking skills.  This session will...

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Engaging Students in Synchronous and Asynchronous Instruction by Utilizing Zoom

Zoom can be utilized in both synchronous and asynchronous in-class instruction or extracurricular activities. It is important to utilize Zoom in a way that is specifically tailored to the type of instruction required by varying course modalities. There are multiple ways that information can be conveyed within a Zoom meeting and should not be limited to utilizing a web camera and microphone....

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Course and Faculty assessments in EMS

As we know constructive feedback is valuable that all can benefit from.  It provides the opportunity to improve and enhance a course, clerkship, individual, group and overall performance to make better informed decisions.  The Education Management System (EMS) is an effective source to obtain feedback through its evaluations and report functionality. ...

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