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Elephant in the Room: Captioning Math Videos

[Just in case there is any doubt, the opinions on this blog are always my own and not the opinions of my college.] For the last several years I’ve been watching the conversations about accessibility issues on Listservs, online groups, and blogs and I’ve been receiving emails from instructors living in California about their “video captioning situation.”  The situation is that many instructors in California believe that they are not allowed to post any material (required or supplemental) in a digital environment unless it is made fully accessible for the blind and hearing-impaired.  We could argue whether they are...

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Podcast Interview: Teaching Online Calculus

Last week I did a podcast interview with Eric and Staci over at “On Teaching Online.” The interview was supposed to go 20-30 minutes, but we talked for about an hour and they are producing the podcast in 2 parts. The first podcast is about all the components of my online Calculus courses. Dr. Andersen talks about teaching calculus online, using Twitter to support online community, and the differences and similarities between online students and achievement. Find the Podcast here.   Possibly Related Posts: Understand in learning objectives – it’s the forest, not the trees Elaborations for Creative Thinking in STEM What should K-12 teachers be learning about technology? The Road Back to Higher Education 10 Books to Push Your Thinking about Learning...

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Change the Classroom, Change the Learning

My video entry into the 2011 STEMposium Innovation Contest about our Math ELITEs (classrooms for active mathematics). Possibly Related Posts: Understand in learning objectives – it’s the forest, not the trees Elaborations for Creative Thinking in STEM What should K-12 teachers be learning about technology? The Road Back to Higher Education 10 Books to Push Your Thinking about Learning...

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The 90% New Year’s Resolution

Every year many of us make New Year’s Resolutions.  We’ve had the gluttony and sloth of the holiday season and with our brand-new calendars, we are eager to make resolutions for change.  I think that New Year’s Resolutions can be great, if the resolutions are appropriately challenging (but not ridiculous), reasonable, and trackable.  I thought I’d write down my advice for setting annual goals, not because I always accomplish mine, but because I accomplish a LOT of what I set out to do as I make goals throughout the year. One Personal, Two Role-oriented First you should choose one...

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Nature by Numbers

My video entry into the 2011 STEMposium Innovation Contest about our Math ELITEs (classrooms for active mathematics). Possibly Related Posts: Understand in learning objectives – it’s the forest, not the trees Elaborations for Creative Thinking in STEM What should K-12 teachers be learning about technology? The Road Back to Higher Education 10 Books to Push Your Thinking about Learning...

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