As faculty prepare for their Fall courses, the following resources may be of interest. Each resource page has links to more related resources. If there is a particular topic or question that you have, please contact an instructional designer assigned to your college.
Students are reporting that one of their biggest challenges this semester is dealing with the cognitive load required just to navigate their widely varying courses. While individual instructors can’t do much about all of this variation, they can work hard to ensure their own courses are as intuitive and easy to navigate as possible.
Learn about the Sheldon Museum of Art and how you can incorporate art and/or the museum to further your teaching goals. Sheldon staff will discuss the museum’s collection, exhibitions, and other resources, as well as ways we have collaborated with faculty to design learning experiences tailored to their curricular needs.
Professor Ken Robinson, who died in August of this year, was one of the best-known and creative thinkers on education of the last 50 years. He sought to free us from the shackles placed upon us by those who use education for political purposes. He did this time-and-again by using witty and entertaining critiques of the absurdities created by those who apply reductive and wrong-headed policies to the complex world of teaching and learning.
In addition to the Digital Learning Commons testing center, UNL currently provides three software products for online proctoring: Respondus Lockdown, Respondus Lockdown+Monitor, and ProctorU. Each provides different levels of monitoring.
The popular "speed sessions" where instructors share teaching strategies in short 5-minute presentations have been moved to an online poster presentation format for this fall's symposium. Please browse the 'posters,' watch the video presentations and ask questions, comment, and share your own examples in the comments section on each page. Because these pages are public, the comments will be moderated and poster presenters will respond to inquiries when the comments are posted.
For the Fall 2020 semester, space in the DLC testing center will be limited and unable to accommodate prior years' usage levels. Consequently, DLC users may need to reconsider their use of the space and their assessment strategies. Instructors may want to choose alternative assessments, make use of online proctoring tools, reduce their use of the DLC center, or some mix of multiple options