You can’t always get what you want, but if you try, sometimes, you might find you get what you need: Reflections on the PebblePad Rollin’ Stones Tour

Start us up! if you start us up, we’ll never stop! start us up, start us up, we’ll never stop! start us up! yeah, yeah, yeah, yeahhhhhhh! start us up! we are Rock Stars on PebblePad making things easy,  for KPU Faculty yeah, were making things easy, community! that’s what we be! ways of learning like you never, never, dreamed! start us up!  The crowd sings and dances along as the lyrics flash across the screen, synchronized…

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January 15, 2021 | by

Building Bridges: Highlights from the OLC Innovate 2020 Conference

KPU recently became an institutional member of the Online Learning Consortium, so when the organization announced that their OLC Innovate 2020 conference would take place entirely online, we immediately signed up for an unlimited group package to enable our university community to engage in the many rich conversations across 160+ sessions over the two-week event.…

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July 17, 2020 | by

Faculty Spotlight: Emma Baggott

Although the shift to remote teaching over the past several months has been challenging for many faculty; several other faculty have quickly become champions of innovation, embracing this pivot, and in some cases, even supporting their colleagues through the transition. I have worked with many champions, although many are unknown, unsung heroes, supporting their colleagues.…

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July 6, 2020 | by

Faculty Spotlight: Rajdeep Gill

Written by: Lisa Gedak It was the sound of joy. It began quietly, and then rose, through the trees, carried by the wind to my ears. Through the brush, I walked curiously, filled with excitement, and emerged into the clearing. Gathered in a circle were students, dancing, laughing, and banging on buckets with a rhythmic…

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February 17, 2020 | by

Learning with Social Media

As the advancement of technology in education marches along at a rapid pace, many educators are adopting non-traditional teaching methods to engage and motivate students, create community, enhance communication skills, improve participation, and promote creativity and self-directed learning (Safapour, Kermanshachi & Taneja, 2019; Voss & Kumar, 2013). Our students are living in digital spaces, and…

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