It’s finally here! The IDT Holiday Gift Guide.
Recently we had a question about online syllabi and how they might differ from a syllabus that is designed for paper distribution. In early 2016, the Academic Affairs office distributed a new syllabus template that includes both required and suggested elements. You will notice that the syllabus template, as it stands, is intended to be modified and then distributed in paper form. If you would like to use this template to make an online version of your syllabus, consider making the following modifications:
In early 2016, the Academic Affairs office at Wichita State instituted a new syllabus that requires classes have measurable student learning outcomes that are aligned with course assessments.
Day two of our WCET conference, and I’m struck by the increasing distance between what is going on at the institution level and what vendors and speakers are able to offer and talk about.
Greetings from the WCET conference in lovely (if crisp) downtown Minneapolis! The WSU contingent is staying in the conference hotel, a stunning high-rise facility in the heart of the city. I’ve never been in a hotel like this. It’s not just accommodating and comfortable, it is also a universally designed space that is equally welcoming
If I asked you to list the most important things any class could have, what might you say? Personally, I imagine Socrates asking questions and guiding students along to a pre-determined and yet (somehow) fresh and transformative conclusion.
Here are four things to keep in mind if you are thinking about adopting a new textbook:
Wichita State’s Counseling and Testing Center is now offering some of their most popular Words for Wellness sessions online!
You may have noticed the increased focus on the word “accessibility” in the last year. Wichita State, like most other universities, is seeing a shift toward the concepts of accessibility and universal design for learning (UDL) as we enrich our idea of “accommodation” and move from being primarily reactive to proactive in course design.