Instruction

Using Forums for Group Work or Peer Review

Published: March 17, 2021
sign that says Forum

By now, many UCLA instructors have discovered the native Forum tool in CCLE to engage with students and create a space for discussion.  But did you know that you can also use a single forum for group work, or even for a peer review activity?  While not anonymous (in the case of peer review), this…

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RITC Call 2021-22

Published: February 26, 2021

Humanities Technology is now seeking Research and Instructional Technology Consultants (RITCs) for 2021-22 Deadline for Applications: May 7, 2021 Are you looking for a job that offers fee remissions and real-world professional and research training in a supportive team environment? Are you open to expanding your higher ed tech skills? Please apply to join us…

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Improving Lecture Videos

Published: February 19, 2021
image of zoom meeting

With a few quarters of remote instruction in the books and the shock of transitioning to Zoom and CCLE (hopefully) subsiding, now is a great time to look back and see what opportunities we have to improve our students’ experience. One area in particular that has an enormous impact on the student experience is the…

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Help Moving Humanities Instruction Online

Published: March 12, 2020

HumTech is here to help with moving Humanities finals and instruction online as a result of COVID-19, and we are coordinating with all other support teams on campus. Here is a targeted list of options for getting help with winter finals and spring-quarter course prep. When in doubt, email ritc@humnet.ucla.edu. Loaner Equipment There is still…

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Accessible Higher Education

Published: February 26, 2020

There has been a lot of talk recently about Accessible Education within the sphere of higher education. However, what do people actually mean when they say accessible education, and what are the ways in which UCLA is specifically shifting it’s views on inclusivity and accessibility in the classroom (and within the broader learning experience)? Linda…

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Communicating via CCLE

Published: January 14, 2020
typewriter with word

As courses increasingly utilize online components at UCLA, the demand for effective online communication tools rises as well, as highlighted in a recent Daily Bruin article about the design and efficacy of online classes. We’d like to address some of these concerns, but also to establish some best practices and effective methods for communicating in…

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Breaking the Writer’s Block

Published: January 14, 2020
paper and notebook

As anyone who’s ever had to write anything knows, there’s a whole host of forces seemingly conspiring against your words appearing on the page. Aside from the many sources of distraction inherent to working in a digital medium, writing is in and of itself a task which does not lend itself easily to a straightforward…

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Input Hypothesis

Published: January 14, 2020
foreign language textbooks

The idea that language learners need exposure to the language (or “input”) to make progress in the target language is neither surprising nor new.  What is surprising is what the best type of input might be. Linguist Stephen Krashen (a UCLA graduate) has written about this in his “Input Hypothesis”. Krashen supports an i+1 input…

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New Academic Year, New RITCs!

Published: October 3, 2019

We would like to take a moment to introduce our Research and Instructional Technology Consultant (RITC) team for the 2019-20 academic year. While we are fortunate enough to have our veterans Benjamin Niedzielski (Classics and Indo-European Linguistics) and Terrah Jones (Archaeology) returning, joining them this academic year are: Dandi Meng, English, (dandiritc@humnet.ucla.edu) Nick Schwieterman, Library…

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