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Rebecca Cooney live session

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 Continue reading…

WSU Provost Perspective

Provost Perspective

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 Continue reading…

310 waiting room slide

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 Continue reading…

Be the light for those afraid of the dark

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. Continue reading…

For the parents

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. Continue reading…

Stories on the Fly Washington State Magazine

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… Continue reading…

Moscow Pullman Daily News

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 Continue reading…

Online Teaching Tips - Professor as Student

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 Continue reading…

Conscious Onboarding Evolllution article

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 Continue reading…

Evolllution article 2 cover

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 Continue reading…

Online Teaching Tips - professor as student

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 Continue reading…

Professional Pathways - Online Portfolio

Online Portfolio Tips & Tricks

Online portfolios remain a hot topic – especially among upper division students ready for internships, as well as professionals poised to market themselves better and demonstrate core competencies. Here are some tips and tricks on what to feature and creating write-ups for context. #keepgoing #keepgrowing Continue reading…

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 Continue reading…

Professional Pathways - Career Advancement

Forging through #COVID19 setbacks: Planning your next move [infographic]

As many students and alumni have been deeply impacted by job and internship loss during #COVID19, I wanted to share a 10-step pathway toward career advancement for those interested in having a framework for moving forward. #keepgoing #keepgrowing Continue reading…

Professional Pathways - showcase best work

The self-publishing debate: Online portfolio vs. personal blog vs. professional blog

The self-publishing debate: online portfolio vs. blogs vs. self-publishing. Here is a look at the various ways professionals can showcase their work and writing talents to attract the right kind of attention. #selfadvocacy #keepgrowing Continue reading…

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 Continue reading…

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