Using Technology to Build a Better Relationship with Students 

Dave Monahan is an award-winning filmmaker, professor at University of North Carolina Wilmington, and coauthor of Looking at Movies, an introduction to film text. As part of his work on the book, he has created dozens of videos illustrating cinematic concepts and techniques. In this blog post, Monahan reflects on how multimedia learning and adaptive quizzing created a positive change in his introduction to film classes.    Dave MonahanImage Credit: … Continue reading Using Technology to Build a Better Relationship with Students 

Use of Screencasts for Providing Feedback

The benefits of screencast to provide feedback, I have found, has been a real learning experience during the covid teaching experience. Scholars of writing pedagogy have long advocated that we should rethink how we provide feedback during writing activities. Such methods, Anson, Dannels, and Laboy (2016) found, "allow students to perceive an individualized instructional process … Continue reading Use of Screencasts for Providing Feedback

America draft – repost from Free Black Space

I had an interesting conversation with a friend of mine. As ludicrous as it may sound, I made the statement Americans don't study. My friend's reply was what do you mean? what are all the doctor's, lawyers, and other folks doing around here? Point taken, obviously Americans do study. As a person who studied nationalism…America … Continue reading America draft – repost from Free Black Space

academic writing choices – learning from blogging

I’ve been thinking about academic writing and blogging again. I’ve been wondering what we might learn from thinking about the writing that bloggers do. Academic blogs are not all the same. They can be categorised in various ways. I’ve been thinking about categorising blogs as “action” – focusing on what they seem to want to … Continue reading academic writing choices – learning from blogging

Critical reflections on the ‘new normal’: Synchronous teaching of CAQDAS-packages online during COVID-19

By Christina Silver, Sarah L. Bulloch, & Michelle Salmona Our contribution discusses synchronous online teaching of digital tools for qualitative and mixed-methods analysis, known as Computer Assisted Qualitative Data AnalysiS (CAQDAS) packages, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Teachers must take responsibility for, and be sensitive to, the current additional challenges and pressures upon learners and attend … Continue reading Critical reflections on the ‘new normal’: Synchronous teaching of CAQDAS-packages online during COVID-19