App of the Week – Credly

This week’s app of week is Credly. Credly is a free service for awarding and displaying digital badges and accomplishments, which the CETL is using to issue its new professional development badges. While you don’t need the Credly app to accept your badges earned (you can accept badges via email with the email address you have used to create your Credly account), this app allows you conveniently keep track of the badges you have earned, give credit, and share badges from your mobile device. If you don’t have a Credly account yet, go there and create a free account using your Texas Wesleyan email address. When you earn a badge with any […]

Introducing Badges 2.0

This semester, the CETL is revising it’s system of badges to better acknowledge, challenge, and reward faculty and staff who engage in professional development activities. We’ve developed some new badges, introduced badge levels, and tweaked the way badges are earned. We’ve also expanded the way participants can publicly display their badges. A list of all the badges can be found here. Most of these badges now have three levels. The initial level (which we’re calling the “learn stuff” level) is earned simply by participating in professional development activies. These can be CETL workshops, individual consultations with CETL staff, or even opportunities from other sources, like a conference or webinar. Those […]

2014 COURSE DESIGN BADGE WINNERS

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Congratulations to the Course Design Badge Winner: David Tripp. +3 bonus points are awarded on your leaderboard. You may stop by the CETL to get your sticker.

2014 COURSE DESIGN BADGE WINNERS

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Congratulations to the Course Design Badge Winner: Gladys Childs. +3 bonus points are awarded on your leaderboard. You may stop by the CETL to get your sticker.

2014 Course Design Badge Winners

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Congratulations to the Course Design Badge Winner: Jasmine Tuya. +3 bonus points are awarded on your leaderboard. You may stop by the CETL to get your sticker.

Sloan-C/Merlot Presentation

Welcome to the resources page for our presentation at the Sloan-C/Merlot International Symposium for Emerging Technologies in Online Learning. To earn your Credly badge, please CLICK HERE to complete a feedback survey. To preview what our presentation was about, please watch the presentation teaser video below: To understand the rationale for the implementation of our badges and points system, please read the information on our Rationale for Implementation page. To view all of the badges that we offer as well as the activities where faculty and staff can earn points, visit our Badges and Requirements page. To view the latest badges awarded by the CETL through our website, visit the […]

CETL Announces Spring 2014 Mini-Grant Winners

The CETL is pleased to announce Dr. Jay Brown and Dr. Kalpana Pai as the winners of the Spring 2014 mini-grant competition for research in critical thinking, teaching and learning. Both faculty members will use the funds to incorporate gamification elements into their courses. These elements will ask students to engage in critical thinking and analytic reasoning. Dr. Pai plans to include an accounting game, Ledger Mania, in her Financial Accounting class. Ledger Mania is an educational board game designed for use in the financial accounting classroom. “My hope is to get students actively engaged in problem solving and have them apply their critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills in class,” said Pai Dr. […]

2014 Course Design Badge Winners

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Congratulations to the Course Design Badge Winner: Bill Newton. +3 bonus points are awarded on your leaderboard. You may stop by the CETL to get your sticker.

2014 Course Design Badge Winners

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Congratulations to the Course Design Badge Winner: Chris Parker. +3 bonus points are awarded on your leaderboard. You may stop by the CETL to get your sticker.

2014 Smartboard Badge Winners

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Congratulations to the Smartboard Badge Winner: Sharon Peters. +3 bonus points are awarded on your leaderboard. You may stop by the CETL to get your sticker.

About the CETL

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Texas Wesleyan University (CETL) promotes a student-centered university by providing resources and professional growth opportunities to faculty on enhancing instructional practice, integrating technology, and promoting essential student skills.

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