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Boost memory with the feel-good power of curiosity

Curiosity isn't just a key to learning; it's a brain-boosting superpower. Research shows that curiosity triggers a dopamine response, enhancing memory and enabling incidental learning. Cultivating curiosity is a skill that can result in more effective learning.
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2023 Learnie Awards

This event is 09 November 2023, from 4-6pm at the UAF Pub. Join us for the 2023 Learnie Awards on Nov. 9 from 4-6 p.m. at the UAF Pub to celebrate excellent learning experiences in educational media. Over hors d’oeuvres…

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Some perspective on the new UAF RSI checklist

This teaching tip serves as an introduction to the concept of Regular and Substantive Interactions, part of new Federal regulations concerning online education, and offers helpful and specific advice to instructors who are looking to transform their current course into one that not only meets the new regulations, but also increases student success, all while being efficient with the instructor's time.
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The Makerspace Open House

This event will be in person 12 October from 1-4pm, in The Makerspace, located in the CTL/CTL office. Join us at the Makerspace for an open house! Come make custom shirts, coffee mugs, or stickers while learning how to use…

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Mid-Semester Outreach Workshop

This workshop will be held on Thursday, October 5, from 14:00 to 16:00 in the CTL Makerspace and on Zoom. In this work session, faculty will get guidance and time to do mid-semester outreach to students. In collaboration with Disability…

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Canvas Foundations: Data and Analytics

This session was held 18 October 2023, from 1000-1130. Led by an Instructure (Canvas) trainer, this session will cover how to access and understand the data available to instructors about student access, interactions, and communications as well as generalized statistics about…

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Self-Assess RSI In Your Course

This event will be held 2 October 2023. Use UAF’s custom-designed RSI (regular and substantive interaction) checklist to ensure that your online courses are meeting the Department of Education’s RSI requirements. Get your questions answered by instructional designers and colleagues.