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Remote vs. Online Learning: It Makes a Difference

The Emergency Response In response to the coronavirus pandemic, FIU transitioned over 400 face-to-face classes to remote learning. It was no small task. Success not only depended on the cooperation of different FIU administrative bodies, but the patience, ingenuity, and creativity of faculty, students, and instructional designers.  To observers of higher education, the current health […]

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So You Think You Can Zoom?

At this point, several weeks into remote learning, we’re all debating whether we need to download Tik Tok and we’ve become experts at Zoom. Or have we?  Zoombombing – Protecting Your Class Zoombombing was added to our vocabulary in March as stories started emerging about hackers “crashing” zoom classrooms to disrupt chats, display inappropriate backgrounds, […]

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Rapid Remote Learning Activities

Online Teaching Techniques for Quick Course Conversions  As campuses worldwide take steps to prevent outbreaks of COVID-19, faculty are suddenly challenged to quickly pivot face-to-face classes into the online learning world.  This rapid switch to remote teaching offers a fantastic opportunity to explore new approaches to engaging students in our materials.  However, the urgency surrounding […]

Understanding the QM Rubric

FIU Online’s monthly Faculty Webinar series explores relevant instructional strategies and effective ways to use technology in an online classroom. The recent Understanding the QM Rubric webinar offered a crash course on Quality Matters. It included an explanation of the underlying principles behind the QM Rubric and the critical elements of the QM quality assurance […]

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Harnessing the Power of the Feedback Box

Impactful Feedback Most instructors rely on end of term evaluations to collect student feedback; at which point, it is too late to make any significant changes. Rather than relying on post-mortem analytics, the Feedback Box Canvas integration allows faculty to address areas of concern throughout the current term, providing opportunities for intentional reflection on potential […]