Nearpod Webinar at ITTC Faculty Center

If you’re interested in learning more about Nearpod including getting started, creating presentations, and accessing reports, join us and become a pro Nearpod user.

The webinar will be hosted on two occasions: Tuesday, March 31 from 11AM-12PM and Wednesday, April 1 from 2PM-3PM.

To register, please click https://ittc-web.astate.edu/scheduler/#!classList. If you have any questions, please contact Dean Murry of the ITTC Faculty Center at 870-972-2334

Robert Gagne’s Nine Steps of Instruction: Do’s and Don’ts in E-Learning

In 1985, American educational psychologist Robert Gagne created a nine-step process of instructional design which can guide the process of learning. The process is called ‘The Events of Instruction’ where in each event has a definite purpose of supporting learning and leads to definite outcomes.

For more information, read the article at originlearning.com.

Quick Guide to Section 508 and 504 Accessibility Lawsuits

The topic of web accessibility related to the US Rehabilitation Act’s Sections 504 and 508 has been in the spotlight lately due to the law suit brought by the National Association for the Deaf (NAD) against Harvard University and MIT. 3PlayMedia offers a comprehensive summary of current web accessibility lawsuits.

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Upcoming Accessibility-related Webinars

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Captioning Resources

The 3 Essential Functions of Your Syllabus, Part 1

Our campus teaching center recently invited a brave group of student tutors to share their views on effective teaching with our faculty. The four tutors reported what they had heard from students about course designs and teaching practices that seemed to help, and ones that seemed to interfere with learning. Three recurrent themes in the tutors’ remarks caught my attention.

From The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Widening Income Gap in Higher Education—and What to Do About It

The good news, according to a research report out on Tuesday is that the college-going gap between students from rich and poor families has narrowed somewhat since 1970. The truly devastating news? The gap in bachelor’s completion by family income has roughly doubled in those years. What’s going on? And what can be done to remedy the problem?

http://chronicle.com/blogs/conversation/2015/02/03/the-widening-income-gap-in-higher-education-and-what-to-do-about-it/?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en