Anne Phifer

Anne Phifer - I am an all-around geek girl, interested in education, technology, media, rhetoric, and the amazing ways they work together. Here at A&M-Commerce, I provide technical support for our Learning Management System and teach First Year Composition classes in the English department. My goals are to one day: write a novel, have "PhD" behind my name, take over the world, cook a perfect steak, and get through every Star Trek episode ever released. Anne Phifer | Educational Technology Developer Center for Faculty Excellence & Innovation | Academic Affairs Anne.Phifer@tamuc.edu P.O. Box 3011 | Commerce, Tx 75429-3011 Tel. 903.468.3269 | Fax 903.886.5991| www.tamuc.edu Texas A&M University-Commerce

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Spring Beta: The End is Here

It seems like just a few weeks ago that I was blogging about my start-of-the-semester nerves. In actuality, it’s been almost an entire semester. As we come up on the end of Spring 2018, it’s time to reflect on what went right and what went wrong with the Spring 2018 beta, specifically with my course, …

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What can Qualtrics do for you?

There have been several survey tools here on campus in the last few years, but the site license for Qualtrics is one of the more exciting developments we’ve had here in the Office of Academic Technology. Qualtrics is available to students and faculty to use, and can be leveraged to do everything from surveys for …

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Spring Beta: Student Success

A pink rose, photo taken from above

One of my main fears when starting this semester was that students would be unable to navigate D2L. Our students here at TAMUC are pretty heavily entrenched in eCollege – even students who’ve never used it before know where to go to find their courses, it seems. For the past two years someone from the …

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Spring Beta: The End of Unit One

My course is broken into 6 units of roughly 2-3 weeks each, so we’re solidly past the end of Unit One now and I’m finding myself getting into the groove of grading. I’m teaching two sections, each with 24 students in them, on top of my full time job and single parenting – so grading …

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Spring Beta: Week 1

Week 1 of the Spring Beta is almost up, and I’m back to talk about some of those nerves I mentioned in the last post. “What if students can’t find the course?” I asked, thinking maybe it was a silly question. Not so silly, it turns out; several of my students e-mailed saying they couldn’t …

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