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Effective online instruction can be challenging and yet, if done correctly, can provide even higher rates of student success.
- Quality Matters Standards for Online Course Design
- VLC Accessibility Handbook for Online Courses
- Online Course Development (Videos)
- Low Bandwidth Online Course Design (Video)
- Accessibility in Online Classes (Multimodal Activity)
- Quality Online Instruction, Part 1 (Multimodal Activity)
- Quality Online Instruction, Part 2 (Multimodal Activity)
- Rubrics in the Online Classroom (Multimodal Activity)
- Teaching the Online Learner (Multimodal Activity)
- Developing Online Courses (Multimodal Activity)
- 3 More Tips for Teaching in a Virtual Classroom (Article)
- Quality Matters Online Instruction Checklist (How-To Guide)
- Encouraging Academic Integrity in Online Education (Article)
- How to Helping Struggling Students Succeed Online (Article)
- Understanding Zoom Fatique (Website)
What is active learning and how can we rethink the way teach to best motivate and engage the online learner?
- Motivating and Engaging the Online Student (Video)
- Active Online Learning (Video)
- Active Learning in the Online Environment (Video)
- Engaging the Online Learner VLC (Videos)
- Adding interactivity to an Online Course (Multimodal Activity)
- 21 Social
- Distance-Friendly and Virtual Icebreakers Students Will Actually Have Fun With (Article)
- Is Active Learning Like Broccoli? Student Perceptions of Active Learning in Large Lecture Classes (Article)
- Assess Student Attention During Virtual Classes (How-To Guide)
- Active Learning Strategies in Higher Education : Teaching for Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity (e-Book)
- Active Learning While Physical Distancing (How-To Guide)
In trying times, it is more important than ever to humanize the learning experience for our students. But how do we humanize an online course?
What is Hyflex and how can we create and deliver Hyflex courses to ensure student success?
- Hyflex infographic
- The HyFlex Option for Instruction if Campuses Open This Fall (Article)
- Hybrid Flexible Course Design (E-Book)
- Misconceptions about Hyflex (Podcast)
- Making Hyflex Teaching Work on Your campus (Article)
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How can we best design our curriculum to align with our learning outcomes and objectives?
What is the best way to assess student success in the classroom?
- Authentic Assessment Toolbox (How-To Guide)
- Classroom Assessment Techniques (How-To Guide)
- Assessment and Quality Enhancement for Institutional Effectiveness (How-To Guide)
- Assessment Resources (Resource List)
- Teaching Goals Inventory: Self Assessment of Instructional Goals (How-To Guide)
- How to Assess Students’ Learning and Performance (How-To Guide)
- Evaluating Your Assessment Plan as You Move to a Virtual Classroom (Article)
- Five Things You Need to Know When Assessing Online Students (How-To Guide)
What are the Core Skills and Program Learning Outcomes expected of our students at SPCC and how to we integrate them into our curriculum?
South Piedmont Community College advocates Thinking, Learning, and Interacting as critical competencies for student achievement and lifelong learning in today’s global economy. These critical competencies are supported by five (5) core skills with measurable learning outcomes which are integrated into the curriculum course instruction and activities. The SPCC Core Skills and learning outcomes are:
Written Communication Core Skill: The learner will exchange ideas and information with others using written text in a manner effective and appropriate for the intended audience.
Oral Communication Core Skill: The learner will exchange ideas and information with others using the spoken word in a manner effective and appropriate for the intended audience.
Critical Thinking Core Skill: The learner will identify, interpret, analyze, or synthesize problems before developing and implementing solutions in a manner effective and appropriate for the intended audience.
Intercultural Competence Core Skill: The learner will demonstrate cultural awareness and objectivity through critical reflection.
Information Literacy Core Skill: The learner will locate, identify, evaluate, use, and disseminate information ethically and effectively.
Mental wellness is imperative for the success of all our students, instructors, and staff. What can we do in our classroom to help address our student’s mental health?
- Student wellness at SPCC (Document)
- Improve your Mental Wellness (Video)
- Mental Health on the College Campus (Podcast)
- Moving Into the Long Term (Article)
- Mental Help.NET (Website)
- ULifeLine (Website)
- American Psychological Association (Website)
- Top Mental Health Challenges Facing Students (Article)
- Mental Health First Aid For Higher Education (website)
- Half of Us (Website)
- Building Student Engagements: 15 Strategies for the College Classroom (Article)
- Dealing with Student Distraction (Article)
- Learning Innovation and the Future of Higher Education (Tech.edu: A Hopkins Series on Education and Technology) (Book)
- Becoming a Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success 1st Edition (Book)
- Teaching in Disruptive Times (How-to Guide NC Net)
- Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning (Podcast and Book)
- Relationship-Rich Education (Book)
- Storytelling: Audience, Path, and Destination (Podcast)
- Universal Design for Learning. UDL. (Virtual Workshop)
- Checklist for Building A Community in the Classroom (Website)
- Plagiarism (Guide)
How can we internationalization into our curriculum? Check out these resources, videos, and classroom activities to find out how.
Curriculum Internationalization is the process of adding global, intercultural, or international elements into the content of the curriculum of a course. This opportunity will provide students with an international perspective in a variety of disciplines, will allow students to develop an understanding of various local and global issues that face our community, and allow our students to develop their cultural sensitivity by learning about new cultures.
- Internationalizing the Curriculum (How-To Guide)
- Why Internationalize Your Curriculum?
- Internationalization Fact Sheet
Want to learn more about global opportunities for South Piedmont’s students? visit the Global Opportunities section.
Dr. Kira Ferris, firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-290-5211
- How to Teach about the Middle East (Webinar)
- Virtual Tour of South Africa (Webinar)
- Globalization and Pedagogy Space, place, and identity (Book)
- Globalizing the Community College: Strategies for Change in the Twenty-First Century (Book)
- Internationalizing the Curriculum: Internationalization in Higher Education Series (Book)
- Bias and Deep Culture Learning: How Brain/Mind Science Can Inform Intercultural Education and Training (Conference Summary)
- Globalization and Pedagogy (Book Review)
- Globalizing the Community College (Book Review)
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
How can we integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into our curriculum? Check out these resources, videos, and classroom activities to find out how.
- Understanding Generational Poverty (Webinar NC-Net)
- SPCC Internationalization/Study Abroad
- Safe Zone Allies Program Description
- Hispanic and Latino Students (Document)
- Diversity Resources (Website)
- Fostering Inclusion in our Teaching (Podcast)
- The Cost of Inclusion (Book)
- Making your course ADA Compliant (Videos)
- Equity in the COVID context (recorded webinar)
- Diversity and Inclusive Excellence (website)
- Increasing Inclusivity in the Classroom,(website)
- Facing History and Ourselves, website
- Teaching for Inclusion, UNC (pdf)
- Creating an Inclusive Classroom Community for LGBTQ Students, ASU (pdf)
- Preventing and addressing incivility in the classroom
CHECK THIS OUT! 5 ways to teach diversity in the classroom – both the “why” and “how.”
Try these activities in your classroom:
- A Fact Sheet on Psychological Disabilities |Word|
- All My Neighbors |Word|
- Assumptions & Stereotypes |pdf|
- Audio Transcripts |pdf|
- Barnga Instructions |pdf|
- Can I Borrow Your Cat? |Word|
- Circle and Share |Word|
- Circles of My Multicultural Self |Word|
- Class & Poverty in the U.S.: A Re-Perception Quiz |pdf| & Answer Key |pdf|
- Connection |Word|
- Corporatization & Poverty Fact Sheet |pdf|
- Courteous Questioning |Word|
- Decking Order |Word|
- Digital Sexism Quiz |pdf| & Answer Key |pdf|
- Diversity BINGO |Word|
- Diversity – Past & Present |ppt| & Directions |Word|
- Do you hear who I am? |Word|
- Equity & Diversity Awareness Quiz Answer Key |pdf|
- Identity Fling |Word|
- Lest We Forget |Word|
- May I Ask You Some Questions? |Word|
- Mirror, Mirror |Word|
- Multicultural Ground Rules for Discussion |Word|
- Muslims Are People |Word|
- Race Card |Word|
- Stand Up |Word|
- Stepping Forward and Back |Word|
- Stories Tell All |Word|
- Two Lefts |Word|
- Two Sides to Every Story |Word|
- Walk-A-Mile |Word|
- What is in a label? |Word|
- Who Am I and Who I Am |Word|
- Who Are the Nacirema? |pdf|
- Who Said It? Quiz |pdf| & Answer Key |pdf|
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