Our purpose is to make a difference in the educational environments of our students by making learning more accessible, engaging, and effective. The key to building an effective learning environment is to begin with an innovative mindset. Innovation is not only about using state of the art technology or flashy graphics. True innovativeness means exploring and experimenting with imaginative and more effective teaching practices and assessment opportunities. Challenge yourself and your students towards achieving new heights in their educational experience. Think outside the box! Get creative! Innovation is what elevates a good course to a great course.
Innovation does not look the same for each course. Innovation means implementing creative and imaginative teaching practices.
Using Video for Content Delivery:
Using Animation for Content Delivery
Using Audio for Content Delivery:
Sephra Scheuber The Art of Listening to Music ACM 4910
Using Interactive Learning Objects for Content Delivery
Using a Learning Object to teach D2L technical skills
Innovation does not look the same for each course. Encourage your learners to demonstrate mastery in creative and imaginative ways. Think outside the box!
In Shay Rahm's ENG 4900 Publishing in the Literary Journal course, students serve in different leadership and support publishing roles to publish the journal New Plains Review.
In Mandy Horton’s DES 4950 Internship in Design, students apply real world practices by submitting their resume, cover letter, and other “artifacts” for applying for an internship before they begin the course.
In Wayne Stein’s ENG 4553/5553 History of Rhetoric, at the end of each unit the students participate in a “Battle Royale” discussion board. Throughout the discussion, the students have to act as if they are the person they chose to research and argue using both the language of the time and arguments that person would make.