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May flowers and finals! Finals are a time of anxiety for both faculty and students. While preparing your students for exams, don’t say, “study for exams”. Instead, tell students to “study for learning and understanding”. Other tips include: ask the right questions, have a review session(s), distribute sample questions, plan ahead, and stay healthy.

While students take exams, STARLINK has some easy-learning for your enjoyment with the release of our May courses.

Magna 20 Minute Mentor

  • Beyond the Discussion Board: How Can I Engage Online Students?
  • How Can I Design Critical Thinking into My Course?
  • What Is the Role of Communication in Teaching Excellence?
  • How Can I Help Students Develop Critical Thinking Skills?

Trends & Issues

  • Episode 112: Hardware & Software, Research Reports, VR/AR, and Online Teaching and Learning
  • Episode 122: Hardware & Software, Social Media & Digital Citizenship, Security, and Instructional Design & Visual Design

We look forward to seeing you online!

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"By giving our students practice in talking with others, we give them frames for thinking on their own."
- Lev Semyonovich Vygotsky

NSF's Foray Into Defining Job Skills

Paul Fain | INSIDE Higher Ed

The National Science Foundation has completed the first phase of an experiment to tap outside expertise to design tools for a better understanding of the skills needed for jobs at the large federal agency, which employs 2,100 workers at its headquarters in Alexandria, Va.

The project, dubbed the Career Compass Challenge, aims to tap technology such as artificial intelligence to map the knowledge and skills its employees need and have earned. Its goal is to help...

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Remote internships: Planning for and supporting students

By: Nancy Mann Jackson/University Business

This semester, a University of Michigan student works-from campus-as a content strategy intern for a tech firm in Hong Kong. Another is a social media and community engagement intern for a sports industry entrepreneur in France.

Virtual internships are part of a broader trend in which more professionals work from home. Worldwide, 70 percent of professionals work remotely at least one day per week, while 53 percent do so for at least half of the week...

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How to Sync Microsoft Outlook With Google Calendar

By: Saikat Basa / MakeUseOf

Why Sync Microsoft Outlook With Google Calendar? Keeping two different calendars can be a time suck. But there are some situations which make this handshake necessary. Is it any one of these reasons?

  • You work in two jobs that use either one of the calendars.
  • The two calendars might serve different purposes-maybe, one is a personal calendar and the other is for work.
  • You travel a lot and trust Microsoft Outlook Calendar on the desktop more than the Google Calendar on the web. Though, Google Calendar can work offline too.
  • You have set up a Google Calendar for collaboration on a special task and would like to see the information in Microsoft Outlook.
  • Maybe, you just love calendars and can't get away from them.

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