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Mark Morton

Using AutoText with Hyperlinks to Save Time When Grading Essays - YouTube - 0 views

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    In this nine-minute video I explain how to use a feature in Microsoft Word to automatically insert text (with hyperlinks) into a student's essay. Doing so saves the instructor a significant amount of time, and provides the student with "just in time" resources.
Mark Morton

Best, Worst Learning Tips: Flash Cards Are Good, Highlighting Is Bad | TIME.com - 1 views

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    In a world as fast-changing and full of information as our own, every one of us - from schoolchildren to college students to working adults - needs to know how to learn well. Yet evidence suggests that most of us don't use the learning techniques that science has proved most effective. Worse, research finds that learning strategies we do commonly employ, like rereading and highlighting, are among the least effective.
Trevor Holmes

Soil Infiltration and Saturation - 0 views

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    One of my favourite learning objects of all time. I watched it being created by the late Jonathan Swallow with support from then-workstudy student Brad Carson when I was running the Interactive Learning Centre at Trent U. I loved how Jonathan was able to take something in the prof's head and reconceptualize it / build it for students.
Jane Holbrook

SALG - Student Assessment of their Learning Gains - 0 views

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    The Student Assessment of their Learning Gains (SALG) website allows instructors to gather learning-focused feedback from students. The SALG survey asks students to rate how each component of a course (e.g., textbook, collaborative work, labs) helped them to learn, and to rate their gains toward achieving the course goals. The SALG survey can be customized to fit any college-level course, and can be administered multiple times per course. A baseline instrument allows faculty to compare gains relative to incoming student characteristics.
Trevor Holmes

How To Understand a Painting Video | Painting Appreciation Videos | Howcast.com - 0 views

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    useful for people encountering art for the first time
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    Maybe some things, such as art, are better un-understood?
Mark Morton

Sync.in - 0 views

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    Real-time collaborative document sharing.
Mark Morton

Chime.in - 0 views

shared by Mark Morton on 14 Feb 12 - No Cached
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    Real-time online survey tool and "interest network"
Jane Holbrook

Hybrid (blended) course design at the University of Wisconsin - 1 views

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    In "hybrid" classes, a significant amount of the course learning activity has been moved online, sometimes making it possible to reduce the amount of time spent in the classroom. The University of Wisconsin has a detailed website that outlines examples, best practices and questions to ask when designing a blended course
Mark Morton

Undergraduate Catalog -- Full-time Day Programs -- Northeastern University - 0 views

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Mark Morton

ECCS - Students - Engineering Co-op - 0 views

  • International students and Co-op Co-op offers international students an excellent opportunity to gain Canadian work experience. International students can apply for Co-op opportunities, provided they have secured the required documentation and approvals to gain legal permission to work off campus. International students must have the following BEFORE applying for Co-op positions: Valid passport that will cover the extended duration of studies, including the work term(s), Valid study permit that will cover the extended duration of studies, including the work term(s), Valid work permit that will cover the duration of the work term(s). Students should apply for work permits well before the anticipated start of the work term. Do not wait until you have been extended an offer! Paperwork processing could take weeks or months, and if the legal documentation is not obtained in time, the offer of employment will be forfeited. If you are an international student planning to apply for Co-op positions, speak to ECCS staff when you register in Co-op and request a letter that will confirm that your intended work term employment is a requirement of your academic program. This letter will need to be submitted to Citizenship and Immigration Canada with the “Application to Change Conditions, Extend My Stay or Remain in Canada”, along with any other required documents, when you apply for the work permit. Information on this process and application forms can be found at: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/index.asp
Mark Morton

Are You a Good Protégé? - Advice - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 0 views

  • Someone who is respected within the field and has contacts who can help you with publications and jobs. Someone who is knowledgeable about the university and its politics and policies. Someone who takes the time to help with your studies and your career. Someone who does not exploit you. Someone who is not a disinterested observer of your career but cares about you as a person and is supportive -- like a coach cheering you on.
  • the profile is similar to how junior faculty members would describe their ideal career mentor, too.
  • The mentor relationship is alive and well in the sciences, where there is a strong tradition of senior researchers bringing postdocs and new assistant professors into their laboratories and grant projects. But in the social sciences and humanities, probably because of the difficult job market, relations between established scholars and newcomers to the profession seem strained.
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  • failing to seek, find, and keep a good relationship with a mentor during the tenure-track years -- and beyond -- is a serious mistake.
  • Establishing clear communications, sometimes across the borders of age and culture, is, thus, a key to clarifying what can be asked of mentor and protégé.
  • The good protégé also appreciates the borders of the relationship with a mentor. You want to be on good terms of course, but there is such a thing as over-fraternization.
  • Being a good protégé also means learning to accept criticism gracefully.
  • A useful mentor is one who is willing to give us bad news, but a proper protégé is one who is willing to hear it.
  • Both parties must be sensitive to the degree of independence the protégé wants (and needs) from the mentor
Mark Morton

Do You Have a Bad Mentor? - Advice - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 0 views

  • In every assistant professor there seems to lurk a Karate Kid seeking a Mr. Miyagi who will train his acolyte to be a skilled warrior in the art of research, teaching, and service and impart pithy life lessons along the way. Such singular folks exist, and you may find one. But it's far more likely that you will find several mentors who, while not well-versed in all aspects of academic life, will offer good advice in one or another area.
  • Someone who got tenure 30 years ago may not appreciate what it takes to get tenure today. The young tenure tracker may not know, or catch on quickly enough, that the same mentor who is a wizard of statistical methodology is offering awful advice about handling disruptions in the classroom. Or perhaps the issue is transference: A scholar may excel at conceptualizing new theory, for example, but may not be good at teaching others to do likewise.
  • In the words of Ronald Reagan, one should "trust but verify."
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  • One sign that your mentors are actually qualified: They recognize and readily disclose their own strengths and limitations.
  • sometimes when you select an adviser, you are also picking a fight, even without intention
  • So the perfect mentor is uncommon. But academe is overflowing with many honorable and wise men and women who give up their time and energy to help up-and-coming colleagues.
  • Sorting out the good mentors from the hapless or malicious is a matter of some nuance as well as necessity.
  • Not getting any advice about succeeding as a professor is unfortunate; getting bad advice can be worse.
Mark Morton

Carnegie Foundation Creates New 'Owner's Manual' for Doctoral Programs - Faculty - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 0 views

  • Take, for example, the concept of apprenticeship, to which the Carnegie researchers devote an entire chapter. The faculty-master and student-apprentice relationship as the signature pedagogical structure of doctoral education dates back to the university's medieval roots. But, the Carnegie authors say, it's time that model was updated.
  • The study recommends that doctoral programs adopt new structures that allow students to have several intellectual mentors and come to think of mentorship as less an accident of interpersonal chemistry and as more a set of techniques that can be learned, assessed, and rewarded.
  • Arizona State University that awards an annual $5,000 cash prize to an "outstanding doctoral mentor" or another at the mathematics department of the University of Southern California that places new graduate students in "mentoring triplets" with both a faculty mentor and a more experienced graduate student.
Mark Morton

How First-Year Faculty Members Can Help Their Chairmen - Advice - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 0 views

  • Ask for multiple mentors so you can get the benefit of experts in more than one topic. Many professors are overworked and overassigned, so getting a single, good mentor can be a pretty tall order. Instead, work with your chairman to determine four or five topics on which you would like to receive guidance from several mentors.
  • Some suggestions: Find out who the whizzes are at teaching the various kinds of courses in your department and ask to meet with them. Believe me, most good teachers will find time to talk about their own approaches to teaching; it's quite flattering. Ask to be linked with someone who can help you to understand how to balance scholarship and good teaching, or how to make the service expectations of the institution jibe with the teaching expectations. After you meet with your colleagues, talk about these things with your chairman.
Mark Morton

Thinklinkr: the best real-time collaborative online outliner - 0 views

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    From the homepage of this tool: "Thinklinkr has one of the fastest, simplest, and most innovative interfaces on the web and it will change the way you work. Meetings, brainstorming, and lectures will be fundamentally different for you. You will be more productive, organized, and connected with what's going on in your brain. Leave thinklinkr open for a day, use it to organize your thoughts, and you won't ever want to turn it off."
Mark Morton

How to Boost Your Reading Comprehension by Reading Smarter and More Conscientiously - 1 views

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    Tips on how to read efficiently and effectively.
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