Innovation Abstracts, NISOD’s flagship teaching strategies publication, provides an excellent opportunity for community and technical college educators to learn about and share best ideas about programs, projects, and strategies that improve students’ higher education experiences.

29 Jun, 2020

Teachable Moments

By |2020-07-01T00:14:45+00:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 24 | July 2, 2020 Teachable Moments Creating teachable moments that engage and connect students with course content is paramount for student success and can be more difficult to achieve in the online classroom. The work begins with course structure and navigation. Instructors must prepare for every learning style [...]

22 Jun, 2020

Staying Connected When Virtual Becomes Reality: Transitioning to All Online

By |2020-06-24T21:29:44+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 23 | June 25, 2020 Staying Connected When Virtual Becomes Reality: Transitioning to All Online As Director of eLearning for Copiah-Lincoln Community College (CLCC), I am tasked with managing our online courses. In early March of this year, I was completing administrative tasks related to getting students and instructors [...]

15 Jun, 2020

Using Video Tools in the Online Classroom

By |2020-06-17T13:27:27+00:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 22 | June 18, 2020 Using Video Tools in the Online Classroom Academic technology has grown tremendously in the past 15 years, and much of its accomplishments have been directed at overcoming instructional barriers in virtual learning. Perhaps the most crucial barriers that recent literature in online learning emphasize [...]

8 Jun, 2020

Teaching Technical Topics With a Human Perspective

By |2020-06-15T17:42:40+00:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 21 | June 11, 2020 Teaching Technical Topics With a Human Perspective  As an instructor in physical science and engineering classes, I frequently assess teaching tools and techniques that promote student participation and enthusiasm. I’ve noticed that students tend to “perk up” when I share technical topics in a way that includes human [...]

2 Jun, 2020

White Privilege: What It Is and How to Incorporate the Topic Into Your Class Sessions

By |2020-06-15T17:43:29+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 20 | June 4, 2020 For the past five decades, I have been exploring White privilege in my personal and professional life. I am White. I married a Black man in Missouri in 1973. We have a son who was born in 1975. My PhD is in Anthropology from [...]

26 May, 2020

Interdisciplinarity and Autonomy: Keys to 21st-Century Learning in Europe

By |2020-06-15T17:44:00+00:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 19 | May 28, 2020 Interdisciplinarity and Autonomy: Keys to 21st-Century Learning in Europe Community colleges provide a vital link between Americans and prosperity. Yet, today there is still a significant income gap in the United States. This income gap is largely perpetuated by a well-documented skills gap, which [...]

18 May, 2020

How to Keep Your Students Engaged and Reduce Anxiety in the Online Classroom

By |2020-06-15T17:44:31+00:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 18 | May 21, 2020 How to Keep Your Students Engaged and Reduce Anxiety in the Online Classroom Let’s face it, we have been thrown for a loop! COVID-19 has caused face-to-face classes to transition to the virtual world. With this transition comes stress and anxiety for many students, [...]

11 May, 2020

From Face-to-Face to Online Overnight: Bridging the Gaps and Setting Your Course on FIRE

By |2020-06-15T17:45:01+00:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 17 | May 14, 2020 From Face-to-Face to Online Overnight: Bridging the Gaps and Setting Your Course on FIRE The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged all instructors to adjust their course structure for online delivery. How can educators with little online experience pivot to this new environment? By not simply [...]

5 May, 2020

Yes, You Can Lead Student Teams, Even in a Virtual World

By |2020-06-15T17:45:59+00:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 16 | May 7, 2020 Yes, You Can Lead Student Teams, Even in a Virtual World With the recent migration of many community college programs to distance learning, the difficulties instructors face when facilitating student teams has been magnified. Facilitating group work online may be especially difficult for instructors [...]

28 Apr, 2020

Transitioning From Face-to-Face to Online Teaching

By |2020-06-15T17:46:27+00:00April 28th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 15 | April 30, 2020 Transitioning From Face-to-Face to Online Teaching COVID-19 appeared at a critical time in the semester for many, just after midterm exams and right before spring break. It arrived with little warning. As a result of the rapid shift to online learning, teachers and instructors [...]