Continuing Adventures with Collaborate

As we near the end of October, the FCTL has one more Collaborate Ultra workshop for instructors. Come learn and practice with fellow instructors!

Interactive Web Conferencing Brings Big Benefits to the Online Classroom

By: Linda Macaulay EdD and La Tonya Dyer

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“…web conferencing provides a venue for sustained interactions between students, authentic cooperative learning, and collegial sharing of ideas and project progress.”

Highlights: active learning | tips for success and classroom management in synchronous sessions | recorded sessions

November 14th, 2011   Faculty Focus

For more tips on recorded sessions, see articles on guest experts and recording instruction sessions.

Tips from Tasha is changing to Tips from Brenna and Tasha, as we welcome Brenna Helmstutler, our new subject librarian for information studies.  Please reach out to her for research, collections, instruction, or general library questions, and please encourage your students to reach out as well!

Here’s Brenna’s contact information:


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We will be sharing tips about, among other things, using databases.

Today’s tip is that Academic now includes Mind Commerce Reports. Mind Commerce reports include coverage of the Internet of Things.  Try searching “Internet of Things” or IoT to see the reports.

Additionally, company profiles, industry information, analyses, data and more can be found in MarketLine Advantage.  More business, company and industry information can be found on the Business Information Guide.

Tips from previous newsletters will be posted in the library liaison section under Support. 

Reminder of just a few of the general FCTL services available to all instructors…

One on One consults: Let’s talk! Teaching tough concepts, developing class activities, grading, balancing your time between job and teaching, etc., we’re happy to chat about ways to support you personally. (0.5-1.5 hour)

Classroom Observations: Having an issue or just want the thoughts of another instructor? We’ll arrange to see a class session, or observe online for 2 weeks, then give you feedback. We can also help you add and/or assess anything you want to try out for the next semester (or next week!).

Syllabus Review: Send us your syllabus for fast applicable feedback (turnover within 5 days).

Classroom Demonstrations: We can demonstrate any technology you would like to use in the classroom, from online polling to Blackboard and assignment creation tools.