Category: Teaching TIPS & Inspiration

Magna Publishing Subscription

As a faculty member at the University of Arkansas, you have access to online content from Magna Publications at no cost to you. Magna Publishing provides higher education professional development resources on a wide variety of subjects. Magna Commons offers on-demand versions of Magna’s most popular Magna Online Seminars, covering a broad range of topics of interest to faculty & administrators. 20-Minute Mentor Commons offers on-demand versions of Magna’s popular 20-Minute Mentor programs, covering a broad range of faculty development topics.

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Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha is a method of creating a slideshow that consists of twenty slides with just an image presented for twenty seconds each. The slides should automatically advance so that you don’t have to keep track of the time. This allows an entire presentation to take place in 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

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Contingency Planning: Creating Content and Assignments When Classes are Cancelled

Sometimes we are unable to hold our face-to-face classes. In some cases there is an outbreak of the flu or measles, in other cases, there is inclement weather, conferences, and illness. In all of these instances there are technologies and assignments available that can help you deliver content to your students or have your students work together even if they cannot attend physical classes. Included here are some ideas for recording lectures that students can later view, holding synchronous lectures with video conferencing, and assignments that students can do either independently or collaboratively over the web.

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First Day for e-Textbooks

First Day for textbooks is available for some course materials. When a student enrolls in a class using these materials the students will receive the materials automatically by the first day of class, and they will be charged a discounted rate to their university account in UAConnect.

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