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September 2020
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STARLINK September Releases:

Title IX Revisions with Dr. Susan Strauss
Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. Several recent revisions under Title IX went into effect on August 14, 2020. Dr. Susan Strauss is a nationally recognized expert, author, and international speaker on Title IX. Dr. Strauss explains the latest revisions, regulations, and changes under the new law.

20 Minute Mentors:
  • What Do Students Expect from Online Courses?
  • How Do I Create a Climate for Learning in My Classroom?
  • How Do I Discuss Academic Integrity During the First Class?

Trends & Issues:
  • Episode 152: Predictions, Year and End of Decade Reviews, Security & Citizenship, and Hardware & Software
  • Episode 153: Hardware & Software, Computer Electronics Show Reviews & Reflections, Instructional Design & Professional Development for Instructional Designers & Educators, and Technology Integration
  • We look forward to seeing you online!
“Around here, we don’t look backward for very long… We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney
The discussion forum plays a central role in our online graduate-level, advanced research methods course, providing opportunities for students to demonstrate knowledge and connect and learn with each other and the instructor. It is often the closest approximation of the kinds of conversations that occur in the face-to-face environment. However, the asynchronous format, along with vast differences in student age, profession, family commitments, and degree program, can negatively affect the quality of these discussions. Seeking to improve the quality of students’ contributions to the discussion forum...

For very real reasons, higher education has far too often seemed to be in panic mode since March, when most institutions sent their students home. Amid the proposals for Zoom and Plexiglas have been some apparently callous public statements, making educators seem more concerned about the bottom line than students’ welfare. We are suggesting a different narrative.

We believe we can’t offer simply business as usual in college and university classrooms this fall. If ever there were a time to throw out the conventional pedagogical and curricular playbook, this is it. In the process, higher education may reap as many benefits as those that accrue to students. In particular, we see this as an opportunity to draw students back to humanities and arts courses...

Remind makes it easy for teachers to communicate with students and their parents in real-time outside of the classroom. You can make class announcements, initiate group chats, or contact people privately through the Remind app. Your messages, which can contain files, images, and links, can even be translated into more than 90 languages, making it possible to communicate with parents who are non-native English speakers.

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