News & Announcements

UNL Funds New OER Cohort

The winners of the 2020-21 Open Educational Resource grants funded by the Center for Transformational Teaching have been announced. Winners come from across the institution and have in common a commitment to reducing costs and increasing access for students.

CAS and CASNR provide modified HyFlex course models for Fall classes

With the fall semester looming around the corner, colleges are creating inventive course model designs to help instructors prepare their courses for instruction that will combine online and face-to-face approaches.

Attend OLC Innovate 2020 Virtual Conference June 15-25

NU Online again sponsors University of Nebraska access to the OLC Innovate 2020 Virtual Conference. This year's theme is "Building Bridges in Digital, Blended, and Online Learning” with sessions and activities beginning on June 15. The conference will end on June 25. View the schedule and website for details.

Flexible Hybrid Model for Fall 2020 Teaching and Learning

Given the challenges face-to-face learning presents to UNL in the fall it is important to create a broad framework for teaching and learning that allows the University to be prepared for any eventuality, and that ensures equitable treatment of its students no matter what their situation might be.

April 21-May 1: OLC Ideate offers open salon series

In partnership with NU Online, the Center for Transformative Teaching invites you to participate in OLC Ideate. The Online Learning Consortium aims to create new points of engagement amongst educators across the field of online, digital and blended learning.

Director's Update for April 3, 2020

The big news this week is, of course, that the summer courses will all move online. Just as we were for the remainder of the Spring Term, all the members of the CTT team are poised to help with the transition. Questions can be sent directly to the IDs in your Schools and Colleges, and we’re updating Keep Teaching regularly with new material on assessment, and particularly practical and hands-on assessment.

We're all "stick-footing" it now

We'd like to share this video that Cal Garbin, John Weaver Professor of Psychology, made as it expresses how many of us may be feeling right now as we move to remote teaching.

Director's Update for March 20, 2020

Hello everyone in our teaching and learning community! Taking a university the size of UNL to 100% remote teaching and learning is an extraordinary challenge, not just for us, but for the many other tireless teams of individuals across the institution. We have, however, made a start. We began with Keep Teaching, a quick start guide for remote teaching, and Keep Learning, a quick start guide for students. We soon found that one of the most significant concerns for instructors and students was assessment, so we produced both a general assessment guide and also a guide to hands-on learning for those wanting to assess lab work, or performance, or music.