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2021-2022 FLCs


Mission Possible: Exploring Microsoft Office 365 Apps for Engaging Learners

Facilitator: Amanda Mayeaux, Ed.D., Educational Foundations & Leadership, College of Education

FLC Group Members  
Patricia Hunt Maylen Aldana
Cortney Levine Jessie Broussard
Lisa LeBlanc Christy McDonald Lenahan
Michael Hebert Bertha Myers

Our Mission Possible was to explore engaging new applications provided by the Microsoft Office 365 suite of apps to enhance learning. 

Over recent semesters, we learned much about engaging our digital native students, but we needed to continue expanding our pedagogical toolkit. 

Working together, we used an inquiry model to experiment with various apps. Through our experiences and support of each other, we grew in our pedagogical knowledge of how to choose and apply technologies to increase student engagement and success. 

Mission Possible met monthly or more often as a whole group but would also work in smaller partner groups to give feedback and support.


Mission Possible: Office 365 Learning Community Presentation

Improving Accessibility, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through Open Educational Resources (OER)

Facilitator: Manyu Li, Ph.D., Psychology, College of Liberal Arts 

FLC Group Members  
Preeti John Hung-Chu Lin
Warren Brown Erika Caramillo-Hatch
Farzad Ferdowsi Jessica Pearce
Leslie Bary Philip Hackney

This FLC aimed to introduce principles and innovative strategies for incorporating OER and OER-enabled pedagogy in online and hybrid course designs.

After participating in the FLC, faculty members now can:

  • Identify the benefits of OER and know the current state of OER in their field.
  • Evaluate and select Open Educational Resources that align with current standards of accessibility, diversity, and inclusion. 
  • Design an OER-based syllabus for an online or hybrid course in their field and apply OER course design strategies.

Specific themes included:

  • Introduction to OER.
  • Searching OER on repositories and organizing OER.
  • Evaluating OER for content quality, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion.
  • OER in online/hybrid course design.
  • Creating or adapting OER.
  • OER-enabled pedagogy.

Resources on OER research and assessment, OER funding opportunities, and OER conference opportunities were shared within the group.

Group members were encouraged to collaborate on instruction and research.

Members built a list of available OER, used an established rubric to evaluate OER, and created an OER-incorporated syllabus.

Moving forward, group members should have a foundational knowledge of OER they can bring to long-term peer-mentoring and collaborations with other faculty in OER teaching and research.


Welcome to Open Educational Resources

Perception of OER at UL Survey Results

Developing H5P Activities for Formative and Summative Assessments

Facilitator: Penny Powell, Biology, College of Sciences

FLC Group Members  
Marissa LaJaunie Kathleen Espinoza
Brandon Waltz Brooke Breaux
William Schmidt Sherry Krayesky
Jennifer Hamilton  

This Faculty Learning Community (FLC) worked together to develop H5P interactive activities through the UL Lafayette Moodle site. 

H5P activities help to bridge the gap between lecture and lab for students who may not take lab classes. Instructors can also create course content activities to be used in online, hybrid and face-to-face learning environments. 

Group members developed H5P activities that function as formative and/or summative assessments on many topics which could help students engage with difficult material. Assessments were easy for instructors to grade and helped identify which students needed extra help. 

Group members met monthly over zoom and took turns presenting interactive projects they worked on and offering advice on how much work different projects took to complete in H5P.


What Inspired Us: H5P Presentation

What We Accomplished Together: H5P Video Demonstration

Lights, Camera, Action!: Best Practices for Producing Effective Demonstration Videos

Facilitator: Thomas Cline, Architecture & Design, College of the Arts

FLC Group Members  
Henry Arhin Adam Feld
Debra White Jane Managan
Heather Birdsong Donald Broussard

This Faculty Learning Community (FLC) was formed to explore best practices and test out innovative means of creating demonstration-focused video content that would be accessible, comprehensive, and interactive for students.

In face-to-face environments, teaching technical skills is accomplished through demonstration, answering student questions, and then having students practice the activities that affirm their understanding. In online, hybrid, or flipped classroom environments, we have been lacking for best practices on how to teach skills traditionally taught through demonstration in person. 

The primary goal of this FLC was to provide a framework of tested and repeatable practices for content creation that ensures students can learn necessary skills, processes, and techniques in online and hybrid courses. 

By establishing best practices for making skills-based demonstration videos, instructors can offer students a close-up POV look at a skill in a recorded format that students can access repeatedly as needed. Additionally, videos can depict health and safety guidance and protocols in detail.


Introduction to our FLC

Recording a Lecture with Panopto

Recording a Live Action Demonstration

Recording a Software Demonstration using Zoom

Uploading, Editing, and Sharing Videos with Panopto