I believe in lifelong learning.

Professional Pathways Series: Never Stop Learning

In May 2020 I launched a Professional Pathways microblog series for faculty and students as they navigate their future and evolve professionally. #LifelongLearning #KeepGoing #KeepGrowing

Professional Pathways - thank you

Thank you. It means a lot.

Giving thanks is easy. Ideally, it is also automatic. Everyone is busy – but we are not too busy to take a few minutes to show appreciation to those who give us their time, treasure, or talent. Here are 5 low-cost, low-impact ways to show gratitude. #givethanks #keepgrowing

Professional Pathways - LinkedIn

Your LinkedIn Profile: 10 Essentials for Students & New Grads

Students and recent grads – you MUST be on LinkedIn. It’s not optional. It will take you less than 2 hours to set it up or update it. I’ve streamlined the noise. Here are 10 essentials for your profile backed up by experts. Don’t overthink it. Do it now! #KeepGoing #KeepGrowing.

Social Media: Personal? Professional? Both? (with examples)

Personal brand and the dilemma – do I need to have both a personal and professional social media presence? The answer is both-ish. Explore best practices in the use of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. #personalbrand #keepgoing #keepgrowing


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Online Teaching Tips… a microblog series

On March 13, 2020 I launched the Online Teaching Tips microblog series. I created the series because of the immediate need for Washington State University faculty to move their in-person classes to 100% online. I have worked in the field of professional communication for more than 25 years. I have been a clinical associate professor of strategic communication at Washington State University for more than eight years. I have more than six years of experience building and managing online courses. In response to #COVID19 and stay-at-home orders, I created this series as a place I can share some of the knowledge I have picked up over the years and insights I continue to acquire through research and experience.

I focus on the needs of WSU faculty and students vs. the general public. I include references to expert resources, best practices, tips and techniques in various subject areas with the goal of providing quick, digestible, and immediately applicable tips.

Online Teaching Tips - professor as student

From the other side of the webcam: Perspectives of a professor as online student

The tables have turned. I am now an online student. My journey through five classes at Oregon State University Learning Experience Design Certificate has begun. I have so much to learn. This experience will not only advance me on my pathway toward an XD specialization, it will enhance my skills as an instructor. This first post marks the beginning of a new era in Online Teaching Tips. This time it’s from the other side of the webcam. #lifelonglearning #onlineteaching #onlineeducation

Online Teaching Tips - The Collection

“Online Teaching Tips” Roundup: The Collection

First launched on Mar 11, 2020, “Online Teaching Tips” was created at the dawn of #COVID19 in response to WSU faculty needs as they moved in-person classes online. The journey continues. This is my collection. #OneWSU #WSUTogether #WAZZOOM #MurrowGoesVirtual #OnlineCougs #GoCougs

Online Teaching Tips - Sawyer

Sawyer Moss… daughter, student, photographer, budding entrepreneur

Meet Sawyer. Yes, she is our daughter, but she is also a full-time student in business and entrepreneurship at Western Washington University and budding photographer. For more than 6 weeks she has been home helping to run the house while also supporting our teaching efforts from behind the camera. We appreciate her so much and want to celebrate this lovely young woman.

Online Teaching Tips - Pause, Reflect, Act

You survived. Now reflect. 5 simple questions to ask yourself [template]

As we near the end of this journey of moving our in-person classes online, I encourage faculty to take the time to pause, reflect, act – a simple exercise that will not only help you process all you have experienced, but help you improve and evolve as we move forward into the next chapter of life. #Template provided. #MurrowGoesVirtual #WSUTogether #onlineteaching

Online Teaching Tips - Mini UX Design Case Study

Mini User Design (UX) Case Study: In-Person to Online During COVID19

After attending a user experience (UX) design boot camp over the weekend, I was inspired to create my first Adobe XD project featuring a personal journey mini UX design case study about the process of transferring my in-person classes to online during COVID19. #MurrowGoesVirtual #WSUTogether #UXDesign

Online Teaching Tips - Staying Fresh

Almost There… 5 Tips to Keep Moving Forward

Counting finals week, we have just over two weeks left of spring semester. Despite the fatigue, I want to uplift faculty and encourage you to not lose momentum! Here are 5 tips for keeping it fresh and #keepmovingforward. You are almost there. #KeepGoing #OneWSU #WSUTogether #MurrowGoesVirtual

Online Teaching Tips - What's Your Story

#CougsHelpCougs: A call for stories of lost opportunities

As news of canceled internships continue to be shared, I am sending out another call for stories from students. This is a place to journal, share loss, and seek support. I will give them voice so they can #keepgoing and #keepgrowing. #GoCougs #MurrowGoesVirtual

Online Teaching Tips - Plan B

COVID19 and the lost summer internship. Now what?

Before spring break many WSU students secured summer jobs and internships. Some have been rescinded. So now what? I met with one student willing to share his story. My hope is the Cougs-Help-Cougs community will unite and find creative ways to offer virtual internships to our talented students so they can #keepgoing and #keepgrowing. #GoCougs #MurrowGoesVirtual


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