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The Cu Online Handbook, 2011, Patrick R. Lowenthal, David Thomas, Brian Yuhnke, Anna Thai, Michael Edwards, Crystall Gasell Dec 2010

The Cu Online Handbook, 2011, Patrick R. Lowenthal, David Thomas, Brian Yuhnke, Anna Thai, Michael Edwards, Crystall Gasell

Patrick R. Lowenthal

No abstract provided.


Using Reflection Surveys To Improve Teaching And Learning, Jackie Dobrovolny, Patrick R. Lowenthal Dec 2010

Using Reflection Surveys To Improve Teaching And Learning, Jackie Dobrovolny, Patrick R. Lowenthal

Patrick R. Lowenthal

Faculty are being held accountable these days for quality teaching, student learning, and student satisfaction like never before (Lowenthal, 2008). While research and publishing are in many ways still the sine qua non for faculty success and promotion as well as institutional prestige (Boyer, 1990), more emphasis is being placed on quality teaching these days (Lowenthal, 2008). At the University of Colorado Denver, like many other institutions, end-of-course student evaluations (called FCQ's) assess how well individual faculty are teaching. And while research suggests that these evaluations can be useful and even improve aspects of teaching if used in certain ...


Getting To Know You: The First Week Of Class And Beyond, Joanna C. Dunlap, Patrick R. Lowenthal Dec 2010

Getting To Know You: The First Week Of Class And Beyond, Joanna C. Dunlap, Patrick R. Lowenthal

Patrick R. Lowenthal

The first week of class...whether on-campus or online, we always plan a few orientation and get-to-know-you activities in an attempt to get our courses off on the right foot. One thing we have learned about these types of activities is that they cannot—and should not—take place only during the first week of a class. To really support students and help build a productive online learning community, these types of activities need to occur throughout the semester. Below are a few activities we have used to help students get oriented to and familiar with the course structure and ...


Digital Campfires: Innovations In Helping Faculty Explore The Online Learning Wildness, Patrick R. Lowenthal, David Thomas Aug 2010

Digital Campfires: Innovations In Helping Faculty Explore The Online Learning Wildness, Patrick R. Lowenthal, David Thomas

Patrick R. Lowenthal

Institutions of Higher Education find themselves in difficult times where budgets are being cut while the demand for online learning increases year-to-year. While budgets are cut, the cost to design and to develop courses online is increasing. Given this, colleges and universities need to find creative yet effective ways to develop more online courses. The staff at CU Online have found one method to accomplish this - web camp. The following article outlines how one university uses Web Camps throughout the year to not only meet the growing demand for online learning but also improve the quality of courses being developed.


The Cu Online Handbook: Teach Differently: Create And Collaborate, Patrick R. Lowenthal, David Thomas, Anna Thai, Brian Yuhnke Dec 2008

The Cu Online Handbook: Teach Differently: Create And Collaborate, Patrick R. Lowenthal, David Thomas, Anna Thai, Brian Yuhnke

Patrick R. Lowenthal

No abstract provided.


Online Faculty Development And Storytelling: An Unlikely Solution To Improving Teacher Quality, Patrick R. Lowenthal Aug 2008

Online Faculty Development And Storytelling: An Unlikely Solution To Improving Teacher Quality, Patrick R. Lowenthal

Patrick R. Lowenthal

Institutions of Higher Education are beginning to place a greater emphasis on quality teaching and student learning. However, few faculty receive any type of teacher training prior to entering the academy. As a result, faculty development is one likely solution to teacher quality issues. But faculty development is faced with serious shortcomings that impede its ability to improve teacher quality. This paper explores how moving faculty development online while at the same time incorporating the use of teacher stories could be a viable strategy to improve faculty development and teacher quality.