Tuesday, June 12, 2012

"Obvious to You, Amazing to Others"

I came across this YouTube video that I think offers a great deal of insight in a very simple way.  We all have great ideas, but it is often easy to see our own ideas as ordinary or obvious; reminding ourselves of the fact that what might seem obvious to us may very well be viewed as amazing to others is important so we keep striving for creativity and enhancement in our online teaching endeavors.

I  wanted to share this video with you during my last blog post for the quarter in hopes that it may inspire you to take that "obvious" idea you may have been thinking about for awhile and move forward with it in some type of new implementation strategy in your class(es) as you prepare for Early Fall quarter.

If you need some help thinking about some enhancement possibilities, check out the various links on the right side of my blog post.  And, as always, if you give something new a try, let me know how it goes!

I'll "see" you in my blog during Early Fall quarter again!

Heather Thomton-Stockman
Online Instructional Specialist

Monday, June 4, 2012

June 5, 2012

A great resource available to our students that I like to remind instructors of at this point each quarter is our free online tutoring center, Smarthinking.com!  It truly is an excellent free resource we should be reminding our students about, especially as they work on final papers or projects and prepare for final exams.

Please feel free to share the following tutorial with your students so they can take advantage of this great studying and writing resource:  Smarthinking.com tutorial 

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Heather Thomton-Stockman
Online Instructional Specialist