Articles Tagged: newsletter

Improving Lecture Videos

Published: February 19, 2021
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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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Communicating via CCLE

Published: January 14, 2020
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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
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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
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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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Student Activities that Resonate

Published: October 3, 2019

Over the past few terms, we’ve been fortunate enough to work with and support instructors as they create non-traditional assignments in their classes. Despite some of the challenges that may arise with a technical implementation, both direct student feedback and observation indicate these may have a longer lasting impact on students than more traditional writing…

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Embed WI+RE Workshops in your Course Site

Published: September 28, 2019

Writing Instruction and Research Education, known as WI+RE, is a community at UCLA that fosters student success in their writing and research projects. UCLA’s WI+RE team has developed 7 online workshops, 19 quick tutorials, and 9 handouts to help students with the research and writing process. Some of our most popular resources cover topics like…

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Grading on the Go: Setting up Turnitin Offline

Published: April 9, 2019
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It’s typical at the end of every term. While our students go off to celebrate the end of classes, final exams, and projects, we get busy marathon-grading away and trying to accomplish a bunch of other responsibilities in the meantime: quarter-end writing deadlines, conference presentations, cleaning your apartment, catching up with family and friends. For…

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RITC Call 2019-2020

Published: April 9, 2019
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Humanities Technology is now seeking Research and Instructional Technology Consultants (RITCs) for 2019-20 Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2019 Are you looking for a job that offers fee remissions and real-world professional training in a supportive team environment? Are you open to expanding your higher-ed tech skills? Come join us at Humanities Technology as a…

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Learning Spaces at HumTech

Published: April 9, 2019
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You might be interested to know that there are a  number of learning and collaboration spaces available to both instructors and students in the Humanities. From our large learning lab to our small recording studio, we may have the right space for your instructional needs. Beginning this year, these spaces are also available for summer…

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