Faculty from the SOE, SPFC, and SBGE, along with SOE grad students and an undergrad psychology major working in ETM collaborated on a study that was recently published in the Online Learning Journal. The study was a product from a year-long faculty learning community project sponsored by CSFD and ETM. The study explored how the use […]
The Digital Education Leadership program at Seattle Pacific University has been using Google Classroom as a learning management system (LMS) since it became available in September 2014. Faculty enjoy the ease of use and students enjoy learning with a platform they can use with their own students. Participants in this session will learn: 1) Research-based […]
What should instructors do when students ask about the role of games in online learning? Teach a gamified course? Yeah, right. During this session participants will learn about successes and challenges experienced by a game-based learning newb through …
The Research Institute (TRI) at Western Oregon University is seeking a full-time, 12-month fixed term Project Specialist for the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB). The appointment is renewed through an annual Notice of Appointment,...
Here are ten innovations we are using in Seattle Pacific University’s Digital Education Leadership MEd. Our goals include: creating an authentic learning environment, promoting high levels of student-to-student and student-to-instructor interaction, and making the degree affordable. You can learn more about the program at http://spu.edu/digital-ed. 10 Innovations of SPU’s Digital Education Leadership MEd – Created […]
2015 Award for Innovation in Instructional Technologies A component of NWACC’s Instructional Technology program, the Award for Innovation in Educational Technologies recognizes instructional technologists and faculty members at NWACC member institutions who have displayed innovation in the...
An investigation into the community of inquiry of blended classrooms by a Faculty Learning Community
A Faculty Learning Community (FLC) comprised of six professors representing different disciplines came together to study, develop, and teach blended learning courses. As an FLC, the researchers sought to evaluate student per- ceptions of the blended learning courses, measured using the Community of Inquiry (CoI) survey, and how these differed across the courses taught. In […]
Seattle Pacific University, the School of Education and the Center for Global Curriculum Studies will host a three-day Symposium: Educational Innovations in Countries around the World, our 6th biennial edition of this conference held on the campus of SPU. The dates of the symposium are June 30-July 2, 2015. We expect participants from at least […]
A position has been opened at Evergreen within the Academic Computing workgroup at Evergreen. This position is a senior system administrator, supporting the Computer Science curriculum, and providing infrastructure administration and oversight for all the computer classooms for the college. … Continue reading →
High vs. Low Collaboration Courses: Impact on Learning Presence, Community of Inquiry, and Social Networking
Researchers demonstrated a relationship between learning presence and social engagement; however, research in this area is limited. For example, no distinctions are made as to what role faculty, students, or technology might play in facilitating social engagement. In general, researchers revealed that students’ ability to self-regulate leads to more focused attention, time on-task, and in […]