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10 Tips for Using Canvas

This piece is written by Alexandra Mauceri, a communication intern for The Wheel. She is a Phi Kappa Phi honors graduate who earned a B.A in Psychology and a minor in professional writing from UC Davis. She currently works in Santa Barbara and is preparing for the law school admissions test. In her spare time, […]

Dr. Laci Gerhart-Barley

AudioBlog Entry: Dr. Laci Gerhart Barley on Using Aggie Video During the “Smoke Break”

Dear Faculty Colleagues, Dr. Laci Gerhart-Barley from the Department of Evolution and Ecology recently joined me for the Spring quarter AudioBlog entry to share her experience using Aggie Video during the emergency closure in November 2018. In this AudioBlog entry, we learn that Dr. Gerhart-Barley used Open Broadcaster Software to record her lectures and publish […]

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Language Immersion Through Canvas

Surya Jones, a communication intern for The Wheel, wrote the following piece on using Canvas language settings to improve student learning.  Surya is a senior at UC Davis pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with minors in Anthropology and French. Outside of her academic studies, Surya’s interests include content marketing, social media marketing […]

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Update on Research: Faculty’s Use of Mobile Learning Across Campuses

Dear Faculty, For more than two years now, Dr. Margaret Merrill, instructional designer and educational technologist, and I have been collaborating on a cross-UC study on mobile learning with two other instructional designers, Samantha Eastman and Dr. Mindy Colin, from UC Riverside and UC Santa Barbara respectively. In this work, we’ve created a number of […]


How Video has Improved Education for Both Teachers and Students: eLearning Studio

Alexandra Mauceri, a communication intern for The Wheel, wrote the following piece exploring the eLearning Studio at UC Davis.  Alexandra Mauceri is a recent graduate of UC Davis, with a major in Psychology and a minor in professional writing. When she isn’t working for the Wheel, she’s practicing her guitar skills or reading a good […]

Best Practices for Teaching Online Transfer to Face-to-Face Courses

Dear UC Davis Faculty, I recently attended the Global Society of Online Literacy Educators’ 2019 virtual conference. This conference covered a wide-range of topics including training faculty for online teaching, international and intercultural online literacy instruction, communicating with students online, and student expectations for online coursework. While a broad range of topics and institutions were […]

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Audio Interview with Spanish Professor Robert Blake on Teaching with Technology

Robert Blake, a distinguished professor of Spanish and the Director of the Davis Language Center, joined me for the Spring quarter audio blog entry. Our discussion covered a variety of topics ranging from Robert Blake’s training graduate students to teaching online courses to providing audio and visual feedback via UC Davis Canvas. In this audio […]

Jonathan Eisen

AudioBlog Entry: Jonathan Eisen on Sharing of Scientific Discoveries and Knowledge with Social Media

Dear Faculty Colleagues, Jonathan Eisen, a professor in the department of evolution and ecology and a world-renowned evolutionary microbiologist, joined me for the Winter quarter 2019 audioblog entry for The Wheel. In this interview, Jonathan and I discuss his dedication to widely sharing of scientific discoveries and knowledge, as evidenced in his work with the […]

Victoria Cross and Andy Jones

“Go Critical Thinking” with Dr. Victoria Cross: An AudioBlog Entry

Dear Faculty Colleagues, Victoria Cross, a brilliant educator from the Department of Psychology, joined me for our inaugural audio blog entry. Such mini-podcasts will give Wheel readers the opportunity to hear the voices of talented faculty at UC Davis as they discuss their experiences with implementing technology to support student learning. Click here to listen […]