Date posted: August 31, 2016
VeriCite will be discontinued at the end of the summer quarter. It will be replaced with a similar tool called SimCheck. 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 ...more about VeriCite
Date posted: May 20, 2016
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.
Date posted: April 15, 2016
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
Date posted: January 6, 2016
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
Date posted: December 22, 2015
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”
Date posted: November 9, 2015
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.
Date posted: November 6, 2015
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.
Date posted: July 27, 2015
The American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) turned 25 on Sunday. In addition to the impact it has had upon students and institutions in the United States, the ADA has inspired similar laws in other countries and continues to have international importance as well.
Date posted: July 21, 2015
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.
Date posted: May 3, 2015
Online learning must be active learning. A February Faculty Focus article described a recent survey of Florida State University students taking online courses which revealed that many students did not feel they were getting the educational value from their online courses that they would from a traditional face-to-face class. Among students’ primary concerns were course relevance, lack of instructor presence, and absence of timely feedback.