“Bueller…Bueller…?” Creating Class Expectations

By Tess DeBlander, Adjunct Faculty in the APTES program. Creating class expectations based on Bryan University’s policies is a standard for all instructors. I welcomed the challenge and created a SUCCESS Document describing Student Success. "S" was “show up,” "U" was “understand weekly assignments,” etc. This one page document was posted on the Class Wall

By | April 16th, 2015|Categories: Active Classrooms, Instructors|3 Comments

Motivation

By Preston Long, Adjunct Faculty in the Health Information Management program Motivation is defined as the process that initiates, guides, and maintains goal-oriented behaviors. In education it may be thought of as what causes our students to act. That act may be posting an answer to a discussion question for points or reading a chapter

By | March 20th, 2015|Categories: Instructors|0 Comments

My Teaching Transition: From Lectures to Conversations

By Sean Preuss, APTES Instructor. Historically, teachers get information to students by lecturing. I can see why. It’s direct. Also, as educators, we are confident in ourselves, believing we can phrase the message the right way…the way that will help it stick. However, lecturing is an ineffective way to learn. “The Learning Pyramid,” coming from

By | February 2nd, 2015|Categories: Active Classrooms, Instructors|0 Comments

Creating “Real-World” Challenges with YouSeeU

By Alison Bellais, Student Academic Performance Chair and APTES faculty member.  In the fitness program we are constantly challenged by how to give our students practical experience in the online environment. Not only do our students need to know how to safely and effectively train clients, but they also need to know how to market and

By | January 7th, 2015|Categories: Instructors, TechWins|0 Comments