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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Faculty Insights on Teaching during COVID-19

Moving to fully online course work for the entire university has been a growing experience for most of us, I think. Learning to use the tools we have available to us, figuring out what works best for each of our different classes, and trying to maintain some sort of connection while under a social distancing …

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5 Lower-Tech Things You Can Do to Engage Students

As we move totally online, there’s an expectation from a lot of faculty that we need to keep things as close to a face to face experience as possible. I understand this expectation fully, as I, too, am faculty, and I use synchronous sessions (YouSeeU, but see also: Zoom, Skype, Discord, WebEx, etc) to engage …

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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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