Posts by Amy Janssen

MANIC Online Discussions

I recently read an interesting article that described an instructional technique used to improve online discussions.  In the article, “Facilitating Online Discussions at a MANIC Pace: A New Strategy for an Old Problem”, authors Curry and Cook review research from past educators and identify pros and cons to online discussions.  The authors reveal a new strategy, called MANIC, that can be used by educators to facilitate quality online discussions.  Continue reading

It’s Show Time!

1099375-Clipart-Movie-Camera-Filming-Over-A-Rainbow-Splatter-And-Film-Reels-297x300       Happy Performance Evaluation season!

Last year, when the new evaluation system went into place for faculty, I tried to think of a creative way to showcase everything that I had done the past year for my supervisor. Rather than bring in a binder full of evidence or a folder packed full of paperwork, I decided to create a Camtasia video to showcase the evidence of my work.

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