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Making Digital Course Content Accessible

Marybeth Koon--As instructors create and adopt more digital teaching resources, they must also ensure that students with disabilities can access those materials. This section of the Accessibility Tool Kit 1.0 provides instructors with resources that will help them make their materials accessible to students with disabilities. As you look at this list, consider that resources for making online courses accessible are also useful to faculty who teach in a blended or flipped modality.

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Cognitive Load, Memory, and Instruction

Rebecca Johnson--If you’ve walked across a parking lot toward the kiosk, repeating your license plate number under your breath, only to have to turn back to your car and refresh your memory because an ambulance drove by, you’ve experienced Cognitive Load Theory (CLT). How does CLT play out in the classroom? To understand that, we'll need to think first about memory and how we learn.

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Setting the Terms of a Multimedia Assignment in a STEM Class

Rebecca Johnson--Sandi Connelly teaches a large general education biology class at RIT and was looking for a way to add variety to her assignments. She decided to ask students to make brief videos that explained some aspect of the content they’d been learning. Video assignments are not common in STEM classes; students are unlikely to have much prior experience on which to base their work. Connelly provided both a broad set of guidelines for these video assignments, and then a more specific articulation of an assignment related to particular course content.

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Faculty Prepare? For Us? – A Student Perspective on Faculty Commitment to Teaching

Annie Coughlan--Over the course of this fall semester, I have been working as a full-time marketing co-op at RIT’s Innovative Learning Institute (ILI). What’s the ILI? Simply put, the ILI is dedicated to helping faculty teach more effectively, whether they are in a physical or virtual classroom. As a co-op, I’ve been privy to what goes on behind the scenes, and I’ve uncovered something that I feel is important to share with my fellow students. Our professors work hard to deliver courses to us.

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Faculty Stories Update: Kate Wright and Online Annotation for Class Assessment

Rebecca Johnson--What is a Faculty Stories Update? Over time, digital tools change or are subsumed by other platforms. Sometimes tools disappear entirely. We are updating the Faculty Stories from our website to describe new tools, or categories of tools, that can be used in place of those that are no longer available.

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