Engagement

What to Read When You’re (Not) Teaching: September Edition

by Brian Bergen-Aurand Earlier this month, I stumbled across a handful of new books focused on digital learning at Tech.edu: A Hopkins Series on Education and Technology. The series began in 2014 and currently features nine books covering topics as varied as gamification, teaching with new media, screen learning, developing knowledge and authority in online ...more about What to Read When You’re (Not) Teaching: September Edition



eLearning Summer Institute on August 20th and August 21st

      Thank you for attending our Annual Summer Institute. Attendees, please complete our Summer Teaching Institute 2019 Evaluation.     Maximum number of participants: 40 Date: Tuesday August 20th & Wednesday August 21st Time: 8am – 4pm Lunch: Noon - 1pm Last Date to Register: August 15th Location:  Bellevue College Main Campus – Bellevue ...more about eLearning Summer Institute on August 20th and August 21st


Are We Overinvesting in Welcome Videos?

by Brian Bergen-Aurand Since the 1980s, we have seen plenty of research on the isolating effects of digital education. Students taking online courses often complain of feeling lonely and detached from their instructors and peers and disengaged from the course content because of the lack of social interaction involved in many elearning environments. For the ...more about Are We Overinvesting in Welcome Videos?




Students Want Better Organization, Clearer Explanations, and More Time to Concentrate on Learning

By Brian Bergen-Aurand The Survey Over the past year, the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) has surveyed four sets of students and faculty from around Washington, asking them to describe their encounters with digital learning. Specifically, SBCTC asked participants about their past experiences (what worked, didn’t work, was confusing or missing, and ...more about Students Want Better Organization, Clearer Explanations, and More Time to Concentrate on Learning


Developing Hybrid/Blended Materials

By Brian Bergen-Aurand With our continuing spate of inclement weather closing campus or otherwise interrupting our teaching schedules, I’ve turned toward putting some of my onground materials online. I’ve begun making a few resources and activities available to students with remote access because I’m trying not to fall behind. Most of us already use a ...more about Developing Hybrid/Blended Materials


XR Lab Open House for staff and students – January 10th

Come over, get a tour, and try out virtual reality for yourself! The Bellevue College Library Media Center would like to give Bellevue College faculty, staff, and students a chance to enjoy our newest space in the Library. Topic: Curriculum X-Ploration Audience: Staff & Faculty Curious about virtual reality? Wondering about classroom applications? Relax with ...more about XR Lab Open House for staff and students – January 10th


Maintain regular, effective, and substantive contact with students in an online/hybrid course.

Canvas tools can assist in maintaining regular, effective, and substantive contact with students in an online/hybrid course. 1. Create a Discussion Forum in the Getting Started Module. Keep this Discussion forum open for access during the whole quarter. Invite all students to participate and invite peer responses among students. Respond to messages with 24hrs. 2. ...more about Maintain regular, effective, and substantive contact with students in an online/hybrid course.