Reflections in Pandemic Pedogagy
In its second year of virtual instruction, it’s important for higher education to rethink the learning environment and innovate within it, to better engage students and prevent as many technological hiccups as possible.
Student Work of COMSTRAT 383
Featuring the work of 383 Fall 2021. The signature, anchor project in the course is called the Campaign Project where students work in small teams to create an awareness campaign around specific student services or activities at WSU (any campus or global). Their goal is to raise awareness about activities, resources, and services available to…
Student Work of COMSTRAT 310
A showcase of student work in COMSTRAT 310 Fall 2021 Sea Skippers Ocean conservation group whose mission is to be another soldier in the fight against ocean pollution. Strive Urban They are an advocacy group working to educate and provide resources for those working towards self sustainability within urban areas. My Campus Loop Initiative providing…
Optimizing Your Online Presence
Optimizing your online presence involves establishing four elements: 1) Your Value, 2) Your Profile, 3) Your Content, and 4) Your Impact. This blog post outlines how to create, sustain, and measure the effectiveness of how to construct the narrative of you in the virtual space. #personalbrand
Student Work – Spring 2021
I teach two classes at Washington State University in The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication where students & teams run #digital campaigns for targeted initiatives and mock companies. I created a Twitter list and an Instagram collection to showcase their feeds. Please support them as they run campaigns over the next month. Like! Follow!…
We’re all in this together…
We’re all in this together: WSU professor blogs about transition to online learning by Jeff Willadsen, WSU Academic Outreach & Innovation Apr 20, 2020 | original piece (posted verbatim) In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Washington State University has made the decision to protect students and faculty by moving all on-campus courses online for the…
Provost Perspective Newsletter November 2020 | original piece (posted verbatim) College Highlights Tim Baszler, executive director of the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab in the College of Veterinary Medicine, was honored with the 2020 American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians’ (AAVLD) Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes Baszler’s volunteer work to “substantially enrich and advance…
Tutorial: How to make a Zoom Waiting Room slide in Canva
Updated Oct 4, 2020 As you set up for your live, synchronous online classes, it’s nice for the students to have something to look at. I also play music from my Spotify lists to keep things lively. If you want to create an interactive Waiting Room slide – check out my tutorial below. I want…
Be the light for those who are afraid of the dark
For those that need to hear this. Rise up. You have already been knocked down. Rinse and repeat.
Understanding Online Education: A Guide for Parents of College Students
So your college student’s fall classes will be online. Here is some terminology and guidelines for parents with new or seasoned college students so you can be their advocate and provide support.
Stories on the Fly
Numerous courageous people on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic—nurses, doctors, first responders, and essential workers—sacrificed and helped us all. Many WSU alumni, faculty, and staff sought ways to support them, and to reach out to those in need…
WSU students lend their expertise to health partnership
The art of self-advocacy Part 2: Keep sharing. Create an In the News section to showcase stories about you or where you are quoted, but are written by others. #selfadvocate
From the Other Side of the Webcam: Professor Successfully Completes First Online Course
Success! From professor to student – I completed my first 100% online course as part of a professional certificate program at Oregon State University. Success as an online student = commitment, accountability, and reading instructions. #FeelingUnstoppable
Conscious Onboarding: 10 Ways to Support New Online Instructor
In the scramble of expanding online programs, colleges often neglect to establish a formal onboarding process to address the unique challenges of online instruction—putting faculty confidence and retention at risk. Article originally published in The Evolllution Oct 17, 2019
Connecting with Students from a Distance: 10 Ways to Stay Engaged Inside and Outside the Learning Environment [infographic]
Connecting with Students from a Distance: 10 Ways to Stay Engaged Inside and Outside the Learning Environment. Article originally published in The Evolllution June 22, 2000
Professor as online student: 3 big take-aways; 3 weeks in
This is the 2nd installment of my journey “on the other side of the webcam” – professor as online student. Here are three big take-aways now that I am three weeks in. #lifelonglearning
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