• Making Time for Software Instruction

    For students to do well in the courses I teach, they have to understand how the course software works. Since the courses are 100% online, the spaces that our course software creates become the classroom where we inter...
    Traci Gardner
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  • Multimodal Mondays: Academia, Meet Work - Using Multimedia to Teach Professional Writing

    Ashley Shaw is a graduate student at Kennesaw State University working towards a Masters in the Arts of Professional Writing with a focus on composition and rhetoric. She teaches First-Year English Composition and Rhe...
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  • Solina Lindahl | Crafting a Conversation with Students

    We asked Senior Lecturer Solina Lindahl a few questions about why, what, and how she does what she does for her students on a daily basis. Here's a taste of what she had to say. What is the most fulfilling aspect of t...
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  • Our Stunning Ignorance of Our Ignorance—and Why It Matters

    Democracy presumes civic wisdom. When voters grasp truth, when facts prevail over misinformation, prudence prevails. When the electorate understands what actually advances (and threatens) human flourishing, it can ina...
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  • Tall (tales), Dark, and mysterious?: Re-visiting the true history of Valentine's Day:

    Our national holiday celebrating love hasn’t always been all candy hearts and flowers. How did a day that was once described as “a rural masculine cult involving the sacrifice of goats and dogs” (Smi...
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  • You Are NOT Tech Support!

    Just a reminder as classes get started and students familiarize themselves with LaunchPad (and LaunchPad Solo and Writer's Help) that you ARE NOT tech support for your students. Macmillan has a lovely tech support tea...
    Becky Anderson
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  • Changes to Support Hours

    We have been spending a lot of time looking at the data for our tech support agents and we have made adjustments accordingly. We have adjusted our hours (and the activation email that you give to students will reflect...
    Becky Anderson
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  • The Ghosts of Superbowl LIII

    Twenty-six years ago, almost to the day, I set about rewriting the general introduction to what would become the first edition of Signs of Life in the U.S.A. Seeking something of sufficient magnitude and familiarity t...
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  • Visual Rhetoric at Work

      I wonder how many teachers of writing are getting tired of the word “optics”? I know I am. The word has been around a long time—it popped up several times during the Carter administration in ...
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  • Inspiration in Letters of Note

    This week, I have a short post on a great resource (and one related class activity) that I found on Twitter as I was reading through messages with the #womeninTC hashtag. The TC stands for Technical Communication. The...
    Traci Gardner
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  • Using Love Languages to Communicate Effectively

    What's Your Love Language?   Have you ever received a gift from a friend or romantic partner, only to wish you could spend more time with them instead? Have you ever given someone a hug only to find that phy...
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  • Google Earth's "Black History Month: The Journey of Us"

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    Black History Month: The Journey of Us   In a pretty interesting pedagogical technique, Google Earth commemorates Black History Month with a fascinating tour of Black History historical spots on today's Google E...
  • Edna Ross | Lead with Learning and All Students Succeed

    We asked Professor of Psychology Edna Ross a few questions about why, what, and how she does what she does for her students on a daily basis. Here's a taste of what she had to say. What is the most fulfilling aspect o...
    Kinsley Stocum
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  • Matt Evans | Helping Students Find Their Place in the Conversation

    We asked Professor of Physics Matt Evans a few questions about why, what, and how he does what he does for his students on a daily basis. Here's a taste of what he had to say. What is the most fulfilling aspect of tea...
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  • Sin tax as punishment. Or not. An operant conditioning example

    If you want an entire country, state, province, territory, or city to stop ingesting certain consumables, you tax them. “Sin taxes” are applied to things like alcohol and cigarettes. The goal is to make th...
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  • Using iClicker in Small Classes

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    FEBRUARY 8 | 2:00 PM ET While the benefits of a classroom response system in large lecture halls may be obvious, those same benefits can be obtained in smaller, more intimate class of 30 or fewer students. Led by Bri...
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  • Commitment to Accessibility and Privacy | Stephen Davis

    When it comes to privacy, security and accessibility, we are dedicated to developing products that go above and beyond simply satisfying the letter of the law. Vice President of Information, Security & Privacy, St...
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  • Support of Open Education | Charles Linsmeier

    It seems like almost every day there’s a new commercial company trying to provide OER-based services & programs. Can for-profit companies ever truly contribute to a community that defines itself around freel...
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  • iClicker As A Mobile Solution | Phoenix Harvey

    iClicker is dedicated to providing product options that are flexible enough to meet the needs of as many students and Educators as possible—from physical technologies, to mobile and web-based applications. Phoen...
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  • Respectful Sales and Marketing Practices | Phoenix Harvey

    At Macmillan Learning, we believe that respectful sales and marketing practices aren’t just words—they’re actions. Phoenix Harvey, Director of Marketing for Institutional Solutions, explains how our ...
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