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About NCCC Online Learning

I have been helping faculty develop quality courses for delivery online for over 20 years. My online teaching experience includes both online at the undergraduate and graduate level and have created and delivered numerous workshops focusing on the pedagogy of teaching online and strategies to support student success. I hold an M.S. ED in Educational Computing and have proudly worked at SUNY-Niagara County Community College for the last 20 years.

Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning What are your students learning from the projects/assignments in your course? Turn your projects to “Project Based Learning” experiences for your students. Take the time to go through your online and hybrid assignments and see if they … Continue reading

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Using Twitter as your Personal Learning Network

Twitter is one of the best tools you as an educator can use to create your own personal learning network (PLN).  The following video does an excellent job of explaining how educators can use Twitter as a  Personal Learning Network … Continue reading

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NCCC Quality Review Project

About the NCCC Quality Review Project The NCCC Quality Review process is a faculty-driven, collegial course design review process. The rubric does not evaluate the faculty member or the faculty member’s content expertise. The review is driven by an adapted … Continue reading

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SUNY Tools of Engagement Project

Are you looking for information on how to use emerging technologies in your instruction? The SUNY Tools of Engagement Resource can help. The State University of New York- Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP) was funded by a SUNY Innovative Instruction … Continue reading

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Open Education Resources to Support Your Teaching and Learning

I just created a new Open Education Resource page under the faculty resource section in my blog to list a few great resources that you can use to support your teaching. Open Education Resources are freely available for use, reuse, … Continue reading

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Applying the Seven Principles of Good Practice to the Online Classroom

Faculty Focus posted an excellent article on How to Apply the Seven Principles of Good Practice to the Online Classroom.  Applying the Seven Principles for Good Practice to the Online Classroom By: Oliver Dreon, PhD in Online Education Add Comment … Continue reading

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Accessibility Resources

Recently, I participated in a SLOAN-C Online Workshop on “Enhancing Your Course Accessiblility the Easy Way.” The online workshop was fantastic and I was able to get some great resources to share with you or your students.  How to make … Continue reading

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Quality Approval Stamps Received for Online Courses

11 NCCC Online Courses Receive the Quality Approval The office of eLearning would like to congratulate the following online and hybrid instructors for completing the volunteer NCCC Quality Peer Review process and receiving the NCCC Quality Approved stamp and certificate. … Continue reading

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Building Engaging Discussions in Your Online Course

Building Engaging Discussions in Your Online Course Donna Simiele -NCCC eLearning Discussions can promote community, collaboration, social interaction and conceptualization. There are many benefits to online discussion; 24/7 interaction, time to think before responding, allowing all students the chance to … Continue reading

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Top 6 Online Tools to Help Online Students Feel Conneted

On Friday September 28th I will be presenting on whether different disciplines are more effectively taught f2f, blended or online as part of our five week Innovator and Online Learning series. (Click here to register for my session.) This is … Continue reading

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