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Example VoiceThread Discussion

Example VoiceThread Discussion
California State University, San Bernardino
The group tool VoiceThread is embedded in Canvas and is used to enhance peer-to-peer engagement while adhering to accessibility and universal design principles. VoiceThread provides an accessible platform for audio, video, and text formats, encourages peer-to-peer discussion, and easily embedded in the Canvas Learning Management System.

Advanced QLT Course in Teaching Online - Course Introduction Page

Advanced QLT Course in Teaching Online - Course Introduction Page
California State University, San Bernardino
This course introduction page was developed to include clear instructions for accessing the course materials, contacting the instructor, and describing the objective of the course. The page also includes an introduction video to introduce students to the course, and create a sense of community with the instructor at the onset.

Syllabus Diversity Statement

Syllabus Diversity Statement
California State University, San Bernardino
This diversity statement is incorporated into the class syllabus. This statement is written specifically for students in a public administration class who work with all types of communities and community members. This statement is focused on inclusion and diversity and includes a statement that reads: "Diversity and inclusion are only obtained through understanding and empathy, while we may not agree on everything, at the end of the day, what you think, and feel is valuable to the conversation."

Synthesis Assignment: Charting Where the Authors Intersect

Synthesis Assignment: Charting Where the Authors Intersect
California State University, San Bernardino
This assignment is designed for a First Year Composition course and would take place after several lessons on synthesis and close readings of the 2 texts, which is used to help prepare them for an essay where they develop their own theory on the issue of news media objectivity. Part 1 of the assignment asks students for homework to complete a chart [Google doc] identifying where the two authors' ideas intersect, how/why they intersect, and then asks the student to draw conclusions; what they're noticing about the scholarly conversation; what's at stake or forms the disagreement. The two scholars utilized for this assignment are Jay Rosen’s “Beyond Objectivity” and Linda Greenhouse’s “Challenging ‘He Said, She Said’ Journalism”, however any 2 texts on any issue can be substituted. Part 2 and 3 can be adapted as an in-class learning activity, either for synchronous or asynchronous course, or f2f. Part 2: Students complete a Google Shared Chart, where each student adds 1 idea from their homework. Part 3: Using Google Jamboard students then discuss what they discover in their synthesis in 3 prompts.

Active Learning Lesson with a TedEd Video

Active Learning Lesson with a TedEd Video
California State University, San Bernardino
This active learning activity was created with the user-friendly and broad application of the TEDEd lesson builder. The lesson includes the components of Watch, Think, Dig Deeper and Discuss. Questions are linked to specific sections of the video and students are also asked to answer short-answer questions.