Are you new to teaching or designing hybrid or online classes?

If so, this is a great place to start! This checklist was developed by the Bellevue College eLearning Council for instructors and course designers who are teaching or building hybrid and online courses for the first time.


VeriCite

Plagiarism tool VeriCite is the plagiarism used at the college – VeriCite - https://www.vericite.com/.  This VeriCite link now takes you to the Turnitin site as Turnitin has purchased VeriCite. Our contract has not changed and we still have the same contract as before. The tool is still called VeriCite. VeriCite has joined Turnitin. You can ...more about VeriCite


Online DTA Presentation

The Online DTA Project is a pilot collaboration where faculty members work with instructional designers to create a high quality course in Canvas that meets the Bellevue College Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) requirements in addition to following best practices in design and Quality Matters (QM) guidelines. The presentation occurred May 19th and highlighted the successes of the faculty members from different divisions. Both faculty and instructional designers involved in the project explained the way the process worked and demonstrated the finished products.


Exploring the Next-Generation Digital Learning Environment

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Two day webinar On April 27-28, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT, you are invited to join members of the eLearning Council community to attend, “Exploring the Next-Generation Digital Learning Environment: Opportunities and Challenges,” a two-day, online focus session, organized by the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) (http://www.educause.edu/eli). Join your campus colleagues for an important ...more about Exploring the Next-Generation Digital Learning Environment


eLearning Tips & Tricks

Free Screen Readers Screen readers are utilized to provide written materials in audio format. Gain valuable insight by experiencing a screen reader for yourself. Because Screen Readers can be expensive to purchase, check out one of these three free ones. NaturalReader - Free Download BrowseAloud - Free Web-Based Version (no download) Central Access Reader (CAR) ...more about eLearning Tips & Tricks


BC Faculty Call Quality Matters® Training “Transformative”

What is Quality Matters? Quality Matters (QM) is a non-profit organization which is dedicated to improving the quality of online course design. Though QM has established a multi-faceted process for assuring the quality of online courses, the best place to begin is with the QM Rubric. Based upon research-supported and published best practices for online ...more about BC Faculty Call Quality Matters® Training “Transformative”


Help Us Celebrate National Distance Learning Week!

This year National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) will be celebrated from November 9th-13th! National Distance Learning Week is organized by the US Distance Learning Association (USDLA).This week organizations across America will educate their constituents on the amazing growth in distance learning.


Add Guided Practice to the Flipped Classroom to Increase Student Engagement

Though the flipped classroom model has amazing potential for helping students to achieve higher-order learning outcomes, flipping a course has its own special challenges. The successful flipped classroom goes beyond simply posting lectures, reading materials and videos online for students to view. Guided practice provides students with the support they need to remember and understand new content, so they come to class ready to apply, analyze and create with new course concepts. Dr. Robert Talbert, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, has written a very helpful post which details the way he designs and implements guided practice in his flipped math classes.



Does the Growth Mindset Need Help from Lev Vygotsky?

A fascinating new article from the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) at Rice University opines that the idea of the Growth Mindset is not complete without the company of Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development.