Weekly News and Tip, November 13, 2008

Tip - Ways to Improve Student Writing
Clear written communication is important in all fields, not only in English classes. Learn more about "Efficient Ways to Improve Student Writing."

As an example: a law professor who teaches legal writing intentionally offers poor examples as a way to demonstrate the problems associated with fuzzy thinking. These "Frustrating Flaws" give writers a sense of what is at stake in their work.

Announcements - CELT Events
Register for CELT events via AccessPlus > Employee > HRS Training > Courses. Contact CELT at 294-5357 or celt@iastate.edu if you have difficulty using AccessPlus.

  • Find out everything you always wanted to know about student response systems with Classroom Response System: Using the New TurningPoint 2008 Clickers, TODAY, Nov. 13, 12-2 p.m. (please note new, shorter time), 1230 Communications. (Walk-ins welcome; registration via AccessPlus is not accessible the day of an event.)
  • A workshop on Managing Students and Grades in WebCT GOLD will be held Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 1:10-2:40 p.m. in 1230 Communications.?

FYI - Student Assistance for E-Learning
CELT has hired and trained undergraduate students who can provide faculty with e-learning support. These students, supervised by full-time CELT Learning Technologies staff, can provide technology support for faculty at no charge. Projects can include, for example, building or updating WebCT courses; using clicker technology; editing video; creating podcasts, etc. For more information, contact Allan Schmidt: email aschmidt@iastate.edu.

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