Lifting Weights Teaches Life Skills

by: Lauren Clonts There are so many productive things that you can do during your breaks that you have throughout the day other than play Candy Crush, scroll on your Facebook for 30-45 minutes or take a nap on your lunch break. There is one thing that you can do that can totally improve your […]

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I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard………..

“I wish I had come to visit you before I made the decision to……..(fill in the blank.).” In my previous business consulting life, I often found that we were the first people, outside the family, a business owner came to for objective advice.  In many cases, they came because something was going wrong in their […]

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Maintenance A Must

Yesterday, Comfort, Inc., serviced my heating system at home. A mundane, run-of-the-mill, service call – or so they thought when they first arrived. However, the result was a bit more dramatic. As they fired up the burners they noticed the flames were swirling rather than dancing gently in an organized line across what appeared to […]

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CODI Thursday Schedule

Thursday Schedule 9- Lecture- Kritiks (Chris Loghry) (LAR 232) 1130- Lunch 1 Labs 430 Dinner 6 Labs

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CODI Wednesday Schedule

Wednesday Schedule 9- Lecture- Counterplans (Matt Moore) 1130- Lunch 1- Advanced Lab- Lab Time, Beginning and Intermediate Lab Demo Debate LAR 232 430 Dinner 6 Labs  

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CODI Tuesday Schedule

  9AM Roll Call and Lecture: Topicality and Theory (Courtney Schauer) 1130 Lunch 1 Labs 430 Dinner 6-8 Labs

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CODI Monday Schedule

CODI Monday Schedule 9-1130 Debating Case and Disads LAR 332 1130-1 Lunch 1-430- Labs 430-6 Dinner 6-8 Labs

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Critical Thinking Snapshot

Critical Thinking Competencies from College infographic.

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ABLE Enabled Me

I recently attended the annual Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE) conference in Houston. The ABLE conference encouraged me to make my UCO Entomology course more transformative.  Before the conference I planned out many exercises, nearly covering the entire semester.  However, it was mostly identification of families or of morphological characters.  This is the way most entomology classes are […]

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Backward Online Course Design

I have personally experienced many different approaches and methods for designing online courses. These typically break down into three different categories, or orientations to design: Content focused Experience focused Outcomes focused Each of these methods has their strengths and downfalls. With content focused design, you start with the topics you want to teach and then […]

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Student Comment as Disorienting Dilemma

Dr. Fernanda Duarte of the University of Western Sydney posits an interesting thesis: “Transformative learning as an antidote to cynicism” (Duarte, 2010). She teaches in the Business College and confronted her own “disorienting dilemma” (Mezirow, 1990, pp. 13-14) when a student in one of her classes said there was too much class time devoted to […]

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Celebrate Independence Day at UCO

The 4th of July is always a special time of year at UCO with all sorts of events and activities happening on and around campus as part of Edmond LibertyFest. This year will be no exception with a parade, the Summer Band Concert in the Park, and the always spectacular fireworks display. Traditionally, the Concert […]

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