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AI Prompting Guide

Screenshot of AI Prompting Guide.

Has work/life been so busy that you wish for a solution to improve your day-to-day tasks or teaching, learning, and work contexts? Generative AI might be a solution for this with properly tailored prompts!  Check out the AI Prompting Guide for information on AI considerations and various AI frameworks to help guide you with composing more explicit and comprehensive prompts, along with numerous example prompts to help get you started. The guide was first shared at the Work Smarter Not Harder: Level Up AI Prompting webinar in February 2024.

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AI Recommendations For Faculty and Staff

2023 was a busy year with the onset of AI and its integration into higher education. So many resources and professional development were made available, from introductory webinars, tools exploration, and research, to strategies for incorporating/acknowledging AI in the classroom. This may all be overwhelming, but don’t fret, we have just the solution for you! 

Have you thought about exploring Artificial Intelligence (AI) to test it out or to integrate it into your instruction?  Want a quick overview and/or refresher on what you need to know about AI so you can jump in? The UHOIC team has created an AI Overview Infographic to provide a handy resource for UH faculty and staff, which contains the following sections: 

  • Introduction to Generative AI: UH-specific AI resources for faculty/staff and students.
  • Benefits & Concerns of AI: Gain insights into the advantages and challenges AI brings to higher education from Educause.
  • Stay Up to Date with AI: The UH AI Resource for Teaching & Learning is a frequently updated resource covering various topics (e.g. AI and assessment, accessibility, copyright, etc.).
  • Review UHOIC-Hosted AI Webinars: Other useful AI-based resources and archived AI-focused webinars from Fall 2023.

We look forward to providing support as you continue to explore and learn more about Generative AI for teaching and learning. Subscribe to our UHOIC Newsletter and visit the UHOIC website for current events and professional development opportunities!

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The 2022 Cohort starts Phase 3 of the UHOPD Program!

Our 2022 UH Online Professional Development (UHOPD) Accelerated and Early College cohorts are now entering Phase 3: UH Online Quality Course Design Review where the online courses they have developed during the PD course are being reviewed by designated system and campus instructional designers.

Faculty will work collaboratively with the IDs to complete course revisions in alignment with the UH Online Quality Course Design Review and will have additional time to implement any feedback into their courses before the scheduled release date.

We’re in the last stretch, 2022 UHOPD cohort! We are looking forward to supporting you during the course review process.

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The UH Online Professional Development (UHOPD) Course is Off to a Great Start!

Our 2022 UHOPD Accelerated and Early College cohorts completed their first sync session earlier this week! Mahalo to the UHOPD alumni guest presenters (Anika Gearhart & Ann Abeshima) who shared strategies and tips with the accelerated cohort, and to the Early College high school coordinators and early college students who shared their experiences with the Early College cohort!

Another sync session will occur on Friday, when the cohorts will dive deeper into building empathy with students and much more!

As always, we always look forward to the connections and learnings that occur within the learning community throughout the PD!

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A Spoonful of Sugar: How to Bring the Element of Fun (and Engagement) to Your Online Courses! Webinar Resources

Mahalo for joining the A Spoonful of Sugar: How to Bring the Element of Fun (and Engagement) to Your Online Courses! Webinar on March 22nd!  Great ideas for student engagement were shared by the participants – we collected them in a word cloud below:

What strategies have you used or experienced that successfully combined fun and engagement with learning?  Kahoot! Scavenger Hunts, Flipgrid, Role Play, Music, GIFs, Memes, Quizlet, Playdoh, puzzles, Online Jeopardy, Eggspert Kit, Active Learning Groups, Bingo, Exercise breaks, scenarios, video clips, interactive crosswords, personal stories of strategies that worked or failed, screenwriting, label reading with their home foods, Q&A, Polling, students enjoy my dumb jokes, find lyrics related to topic challenge.
A word cloud image of an umbrella containing various participants’ engagement strategies.

We would like to thank all the guest presenters and participants for joining us. You’ll find the webinar recording and a link to the presentation slides on the event’s page. Please contact us via the uhoic@hawaii.edu if you have any questions.  Aloha!

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Best of All Worlds: Strategies for Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning Webinar Resources

Best of All Worlds: Strategies for Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning Webinar Flyer

We had a great turnout of 115 attendees! During this webinar, we focused on online synchronous, asynchronous, and hybrid (a combination of asynchronous and synchronous) learning strategies.

A special mahalo nui to our presenters for sharing their insight and for supporting the breakout room discussions. 

You’ll find the webinar recording and a link to the presentation slides on the event’s page.

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Preparing to Teach Online at UH (PTTO) module is now hosted on SCORM Cloud!

Preparing to Teach Online at UH Module

You asked, we listened! The ability to save content progress has been a feature that many PTTO participants have been asking for since the module first rolled out. After looking at a number of solutions, we decided to use SCORM Cloud as the new hosting platform for the PTTO module. SCORM Cloud not only allows for content progress to be saved but also for other integrations that were not possible with our previous hosting method. This change will open up many new possibilities to enhance the PTTO module and we hope you look forward to seeing those changes in the near future.

If you have any questions about SCORM Cloud or changes to the PTTO module, please email uhoic@hawaii.edu. We always love hearing from you! 

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Laulima v20 Upgrade Updates and Webinar information!

Guess what? You may have heard that Laulima will be getting a bit of a facelift later this month! The learning management system will be upgraded to version 20.4 on December 26, 2021. This upgrade will contain some tool enhancements that may help streamline your online teaching and course site management. Your long-awaited features like batch date manager and Assignments document viewer are finally coming soon! 

The UH Instructional Design Professional Learning Community (PLC) will be hosting the Laulima v20 Upgrade and Tips for Instruction webinar to showcase some new features and updates for Laulima (e.g., date manager, in-line grading within assignments) that will be rolled out with the version upgrade. We encourage all faculty and staff currently using Laulima to attend this webinar to familiarize with the upgrade and ask any questions you may have. Please see the webinar information below:

Date: Friday, Jan. 14, 2022
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Registration: http://go.hawaii.edu/ESV

We encourage all faculty and staff currently using Laulima to attend this webinar to familiarize with the upgrade and ask any questions you may have.

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