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383 Teams Fall 2021

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 students Continue reading…

310 Teams Fall 2021

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 Continue reading…

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 Continue reading…

Spring student examples

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! Continue reading…

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…

Zoom waiting room

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 post

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…

Parent guide

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…

Daily News feature

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…

LXD Certificate

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

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…

Student engagement

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…

Keys to online learning

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…

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…

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