The Spring 2018 Issue

Casting a Wider Net — Fulfilling a Passion for Teaching through Course Design

When Carmen Beck was working at Lincoln University as a history teacher and archivist, she saw the value education can bring to a person. The instructional designer’s passion for education is just one of the reasons she received the Outstanding Online Course Design Award at Mizzou’s 2017 Celebration of Teaching award luncheon. “It was really […]

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Survey Says: Switching to Canvas is Easier with Support

— Higher Satisfaction Rate Among Instructors Who Sought Personal Support Over the past year, more than two thousand Mizzou instructors have transitioned from Blackboard Learn to the new campus-wide learning management system, Instructure Canvas (Canvas). To get a sense of what instructors think about Canvas and support services offered for the migration, our department, Educational […]

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What You Need to Know Now — Affordable and Open Educational Resources at Mizzou

Danna Wren, Director, Educational Technologies What is A/OER? Affordable and Open Educational Resources (A/OER) encompasses several types of resources used in MU courses: Affordable Educational Resources (AER): Defined as $40 or less for the course materials for the course. An example would be many of the e-books sold through AutoAccess. Open Educational Resources (OER): Teaching, […]

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