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CTL Idea Exchange – Episode 3


Thank you to Matthew for his time and participation! We covered a lot of ground in the interview, and Matthew brought up a number of interesting and important ideas. Please share your thoughts with Matthew and other Macomb faculty by leaving a comment below!

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The online courses debate

Ever since Macomb’s own Mark Champagne provided his insights on the future of online learning, the whole country has been buzzing (we kid because we like Mark)! Take, for example, this article from the New York Times “Room for Debate” column, in which experts and readers weighed-in on the hottest topic confronting higher education today.

Put on your gloves, step into the ring, and let us know what you think! Specifically, which of “The Editors” do you most agree with, and why?

PS: Thank you, Matthew Cross for providing the link. If you have any ideas for a blog post, send it my way!

CTL Idea Exchange – Episode 2


Thank you, Mark, for participating! If you’d like to try out Skype (which is one of the most popular communication tools on the web), check out the Skype website to create a free account, and let us know if you need help!

Do you agree with Mark’s views on the proliferation of online learning? Let us know what YOU think. Join the conversation by leaving your comments below!

7 Ways to Enhance Student Learning

Teaching is one of the most challenging jobs in the world. There, I said it! In no other profession can one have such a profound effect on the minds of young (and not-s0-young!) people. Teachers wear many hats, including; content expert, speaker, counselor, disciplinarian,  entertainer, and role model. The real challenge in teaching lies not in understanding the subject matter itself, but in the manner in which that content is shared, because everyone’s learning style is different!

So, what to do, what to do?! Well, you could present the content in 30 different ways, once for each student’s unique learning style. That might extend your office hours a bit, though. Instead, why not incorporate some very basic, yet proven principles to enhancing student learning?

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CTL Idea Exchange – Episode One!


Thank you for watching the first episode of the CTL Idea Exchange. Monique is eager to receive your feedback on facilitating group projects. Please join the conversation by leaving comments!