Posts Categorized: Strategy

Child and Adult Perceptions

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Author: Leighann Ostrowsky-Leonard   Discipline: Psychology   Title: Dolphin Illusion   Introductory Text: This is used in my class as a discussion prompt to begin talking about perceptions and schemas between what adults and children see in this illusion. To begin the lecture on nature vs nuture. I have my students look at the illusion […]

Appropriate Business Behavior in Germany

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Modern technology has expanded our marketplace to include any place in the world. Therefore a business person needs to be aware of appropriate behavior when transacting business in other countries. This video gives you a glimpse of appropriate business behavior in Germany. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WS-Ke0hOX8]

Post-It notes to increase survey responses

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In 2005, Garner found that response rates doubled when Post-It notes with hand-written requests were attached to survey materials. In 2012, the Irish Revenue replicated the study and found that among the 300 randomly assigned businesses, after 15 working days, response rates were 36% for the trial group and 19.2% for the control group (p […]

The Sherlock Journal

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I was in a Problem Based Learning(PBL) session at NISOD 2014 this morning. While discussing PBL, I was looking for some samples or handouts that I could share with Circles and I came upon the Sherlock Journal. I thought it was a clever way of assigning specific tasks in group work. Essentially, there are different […]

Getting Green Done by way of an Electrical Engineering Technology A.S. Degree!

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Confidently march across that bridge spanning the demand for green jobs and the supply of qualified people ready to fill them by earning an A.S. in EET…your green job credential! This blog post explains the value of an EET degree in the context of obtaining a green job. I found this blog at the Ecotech […]

Renewable Energy Snapshot of 2050

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Author: Deb Hall Discipline: Electrical Engineering Technology Text: This infographic highlights the inevitable increase of renewable energy implementation by 2050. I also like it because of its simplicity and connection to something that my students might be doing everyday like make a “cuppa” tea! I also have a theory rolling around in the back of […]

Eat That Frog!

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I recently completed the LifeMap Certificate Program  at Valencia College.   I learned ways that would help my students succeed in college.   Many of my students struggle with learning how to balance work life, school life, and personal life.  They have too much on their plate, and they don’t know how to manage their time.  Instead of spending time learning how […]

Evernote: Note Taking in the 21st Century

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In the fall of 2013, we piloted a new course on Valencia’s east campus. The course was SLS2930, and it was called Digital Learning Strategies. The purpose of the course was to teach students how to use their smartphones and other smart devices to enhance learning. In the spring, Terry Rafter-Carles and Sharon May continued […]

How to Get the Most Out of Studying – Beliefs That Make You Fail… or Succeed

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Author: Shawn Pollgreen, EAP (English as a Second Language for Academic Purposes), Osceola Campus I use these short videos about effective and ineffective study habits from Samford University (Birmingham, Alabama) with my EAP writing students. We use them to take notes, discuss study habits, write summaries, analyze our own study habits, discuss metacognition, and reflect […]