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Group Work and Group Assignment Resources

There are a lot of good reasons to use group work or group assignments in your courses. However, there are a number of issues common to group work that can be anticipated. Below are some good resources to help create successful student working groups. The first resource is a page from the Eberly Center at […]

Fall 2021 Academic Technology Updates

Welcome to the Fall 2021 semester! This post is a compilation of resources and links that will help you prepare for the semester. The Fall 2021 term dates set by VCU are August 10, 2021 at 12 am to January 5. 2022 at 12 am. For more information from VCU Learning Systems, visit and sign […]

sketchplanations

Jonathan Hey has created a brilliant site called sketchplanations.com where he explains the world one sketch at a time. His sketches are one-page explanations of concepts, and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. That means you are free to use images such as: Confirmation Bias, The Swiss Cheese Model, and The Learning […]

VCU’s Lynda Becomes LinkedIn Learning

As of July 2019, VCU Lynda has moved to LinkedIn Learning!  There is even more great content available for you to use for your own professional development or to add to your Blackboard courses. I created a video on how to access LinkedIn Learning and how to add this content to your Blackboard course!

Using VoiceThread for a Group Presentation

VoiceThread is a lot of fun for students. It is a great tool to build community when you have students introduce themselves using video at the beginning of the semester.  It is also fun to use VoiceThread in lieu of the standard written discussion board. One technique that you may not have considered is the […]

State of Mind in the College Classroom

The article: State of Mind in the College Classroom by Stacy Roth in this week’s issue of Faculty Focus is really interesting.  The article describes the mental health crisis on  college campuses and specific strategies that teachers can take in the classroom to help students get the help they need. From the article: According to […]

QSEN – The Movement Embracing a Quality and Safety Culture

In September, our Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation hosted a symposium, “QSEN – The Movement: Embracing the Quality and Safety Cultures in Academic and Service Environments” featuring, Gerry Altmiller, Ed.D., APRN, ACNBC, associate professor, The College of New Jersey and clinical nurse specialist consultant, Einstein Healthcare Network.  It was amazing! Dr. Altmiller was […]

From Sketch to Video: Whiteboard Animations Bring Concepts to Life

In April, Dr. Lana Sargent and other educators from Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing presented a de-prescribing workshop at the Virginia Geriatric Society Conference as part of a $10,000 grant award from the Geriatric Training and Education Initiative (GTE). Dr. Sargent approached SON IT with a rough sketch of an animation that she hoped to incorporate […]

Teaching with JMP Statistical Software

I was looking for resources for a statistics class and came across this site: teaching with JMP. It is an amazing treasure trove of resources for using JMP for statistics.  It includes: case studies, webinars, videos, interactive learning tools and much more!  If you have students using JMP in your class for statistics, you will […]

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity: University Faculty Resource

At the most recent strategic planning meeting someone mentioned the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.  VCU subscribes to this resource. Here is the blog entry where I describe how you can sign up to access it: https://blogs.vcu.edu/nursingeducation/2017/08/30/national-center-for-faculty-development-diversity-university-faculty-resource/  

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