1 Sep, 2020

Brackets Are for More Than March Madness: Using a Snowball Pitch Activity to Foster Student Engagement and Learning

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Volume XLII, No. 33 | September 3, 2020 Brackets Are for More Than March Madness: Using a Snowball Pitch Activity to Foster Student Engagement and Learning Game-based, competition-based, and project-based activities have been found to positively impact student learning. The Snowball Pitch, an activity that combines game-based, competition-based, and project-based learning [...]

18 Aug, 2020

Humility and Humor: A Holistic Approach to the New Online Reality

By |2020-08-20T15:19:40+00:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 31 | August 20, 2020 Humility and Humor: A Holistic Approach to the New Online Reality When the world went into lock down this spring, everything changed for educators and learners alike. The initial panic took instructors into overdrive to ensure course content could be wrapped into a digestible [...]

11 Aug, 2020

Mastering the Third Culture: Helping Students Navigate the Technology-Based, At-Home-Learning Environment

By |2020-09-03T13:43:04+00:00August 11th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 30 | August 13, 2020 Mastering the Third Culture: Helping Students Navigate the Technology-Based, At-Home Learning Environment In a widely circulated Youtube video, a troubled student pours out his difficulties with online, learn-from-home modalities. He fears the pandemic and feels trapped in the house. He is frustrated with how [...]

4 Aug, 2020

From Onsite to Online Proctored QuickBooks Certification Exams

By |2020-08-04T23:01:22+00:00August 4th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 29| August 6, 2020 From Onsite to Online Proctored QuickBooks Certification Exams As instruction shifted remotely this spring, the accounting department at Dallas College Brookhaven Campus needed to find a way to administer QuickBooks certification exams to accounting students. As an accounting instructional specialist, I worked with the department’s [...]

28 Jul, 2020

Food for Thought: Redesigning Required Courses for Student Engagement, Relevancy, and Retention

By |2020-07-28T19:12:18+00:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 28| July 30, 2020 Food for Thought: Redesigning Required Courses for Student Engagement, Relevancy, and Retention As educators, we share the annual challenge of keeping our students engaged and retained. Engagement and retention issues have been amplified by COVID-19. Many instructors lost students during the immediate shift to online [...]

14 Jul, 2020

Supporting Students as Writers Within and Beyond the Online Technical and Community College Classroom’s Digital Walls

By |2020-07-16T14:55:46+00:00July 14th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 26 | July 16, 2020 Supporting Students as Writers Within and Beyond the Online Technical and Community College Classroom’s Digital Walls Tweets of no more than 280 characters? #Easy A catchy post on Instagram? Captioning now! Will post tonight! Responding to a Discord message? Ready. Click. Send. Emoji optional. [...]

29 Jun, 2020

Teachable Moments

By |2020-07-02T13:44:53+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 [...]