Getting Started with Remote Teaching

NOTE: This article is intended for faculty in Champlain’s traditional campus-based programs who find themselves temporarily teaching remotely. It does... ... Read More
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Getting Started with Zoom

Ready to Learn Zoom for the Classroom? Zoom is an excellent choice for live videoconference class sessions. Many tutorials are... ... Read More
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Backgrounds, Real and Virtual

Montreal faculty member Adam van Sertima – a self-described “Dad, philosopher, art historian and Games Studies specialist” who teaches film... ... Read More
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Real-Time vs Asynchronous Instruction

As you develop virtual or hybrid courses, you may be contemplating using real-time (synchronous) teaching, asynchronous strategies, or a combination.... ... Read More
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Minimizing Students’ Extraneous Cognitive Load

Web usability experts sometimes use the mantra “don’t make me think” to describe the ideal for clear, clutter-free web design and navigation. While this may sound simplistic or lazy, it’s actually just a catchy summation of one of the fundamental principles of “cognitive load theory”. ... Read More
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Supporting Informal and Impromptu Conversations in Virtual Learning

In-person teaching allows for unplanned informal discussions before, during, and after class. These discussions are vital for creating and maintaining both strong and weak social ties among students and faculty. While such conversations are harder to recreate in a flex-hybrid classroom, it is possible - and this year, it might even be easier to have these conversations in a virtual space than a physical one. ... Read More
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