18 Really Amazing Computer Stations TwistedSifter The Best of the visual Web, sifted, sorted and summarized Jun 27, 2012 18 Really Amazing Computer Stations I recently came across a fascinating sub-reddit called ‘r/Battlestations‘. It consists of pictures of people’s computer stations. Strong Authorial Voice By Nicholas So you've got a great novel in the works. It's got everything your audience could ask for - orcs and goblins, champions and villains, flashy adventures and passionate romance. insidehighered NEW ORLEANS -- Sherri Restauri, who joined Coastal Carolina University last summer as director of online learning, said that pre-course assessment surveys she used in the past never showed her what skills her students had. She said web-based eLearnReady, created by her Coastal Carolina colleague Cheng-Yuan Lee, provides that information. “You know what [skills] they have, and you can use that information to shape the class,” said Restauri, speaking during a session at the Online Learning Consortium's Innovate conference here last week. “As an instructional designer and director of online learning, this is huge.” eLearnReady provides information about students’ abilities at the onset of an online class, offering insights that can help instructors tailor their teaching to boost learners’ success, Lee and Restauri said during their conference session.
Brooks Falls - Katmai National Park, Alaska - Bears This website would like to remind you: Your browser (Firefox 17) is out of date. Update your browser for more security, comfort and the best experience on this site. bears | brooks falls - katmai national park, alaska Snapshots Close Flirting and Writing Dialogue I love exposition: flowing sentences, tight action, enveloping description. Prose is great. But for the past couple of weeks, I’ve been wondering what makes dialogue tick. Well-written dialogue is not conversation. Have you ever listened to the way people speak? Our conversations (regardless of our erudition) are almost always inane.
Social Videos - Pedagogical Repository Description Instructor: Jim Hobart, Advertising/Public Relations, Nicholson School of Communication, UCF Course Title: ADV3008 Principles of Advertising Student generated video; have students create their own videos to illustrate course concepts or ideas. 15 Natural Wonders in North Carolina Posted in North Carolina October 29, 2015 by Emory From the winding Blue Ridge Parkway, miles of pristine coastline, and everything in-between, it’s easy to see that North Carolina is one of the most beautiful states in the nation. We’re lucky to be home to some of the most amazing natural beauty, and natural wonders in the country, starting with these fifteen. 1. Jockey’s Ridge
Common Grammar Mistakes I’ve edited a monthly magazine for more than six years, and it’s a job that’s come with more frustration than reward. If there’s one thing I am grateful for — and it sure isn’t the pay — it’s that my work has allowed endless time to hone my craft to Louis Skolnick levels of grammar geekery. As someone who slings red ink for a living, let me tell you: grammar is an ultra-micro component in the larger picture; it lies somewhere in the final steps of the editing trail; and as such it’s an overrated quasi-irrelevancy in the creative process, perpetuated into importance primarily by bitter nerds who accumulate tweed jackets and crippling inferiority complexes. But experience has also taught me that readers, for better or worse, will approach your work with a jaundiced eye and an itch to judge. While your grammar shouldn’t be a reflection of your creative powers or writing abilities, let’s face it — it usually is. Who and Whom
s Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository The following links to effective practices for blended learning courses are provided by UCF’s Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository (TOPR). Each entry describes a strategy drawn from the pedagogical practice of online teaching faculty, depicts this strategy with artifacts from actual courses, and is aligned with findings from research or professional practice literature. If you are interested in contributing an entry to TOPR, you may use submit your entry using the TOPR Contribution Form.