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Meet Zoom, FIU’s New Web Conferencing Tool

After a successful yearlong pilot, we’re happy to announce that Zoom will become FIU’s official web conferencing application for real-time course lectures, meetings, and tutoring. Members of the University community, including the Division of IT, FIU Online, and faculty representatives, found that the vast majority of users in the pilot familiar with FIU’s web conferencing […]

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Affordability Counts Program Grows Beyond FIU

Great things are happening at FIU Online! For example, Affordability Counts is being offered to other Florida state schools, along with a new revamp of its website. Affordability Counts encourages faculty to adopt free or low-cost materials when developing their courses and recognizes those faculty who have proactively made changes to make materials less costly […]

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FacultyEnlight: Textbook Adoptions

FacultyEnlight is a source for researching, adopting, and sharing insights about textbooks and course material. In preparation for upcoming semesters, faculty should declare required and recommended textbook and instructional materials for their lecture or lab courses via FacultyEnlight. Faculty should also declare if their courses will not require material to be purchased by students. Effective […]

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Google G-Suite Promotes Student Online Collaboration

How can we replicate student engagement and collaborative learning when we shift from a face-to-face to a virtual classroom? The Google G-Suite is a great tool for allowing students to collaborate synchronously or asynchronously in a variety of multimedia platforms. Using G-Suite tools, instructors can foster collaborative and critical thinking while coaching students on providing and […]

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Engaging Students with Open-Ended Problem Learning

As instructors strive to implement meaningful content into their courses, an innovative option is open-ended problem learning. This instruction encourages focus on solving an open-ended problem using pre-existing knowledge and experience while applying newly acquired information. As a result, they develop content understanding and key critical thinking skills (Athreya and Mouza, 2017). This narrative technique […]