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 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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Spring Beta: Nerves

Fresh spring leaves

The start of term is always a nerve-wracking time for me. For one thing, it’s definitely the busiest time of year here in Academic Technology – we’re flooded with requests for course shells, resets, instructor changes, and student enrollments. Plus, this is often the time of year when I’m gearing up to teach another semester …

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Course Evaluation Reports: Where Do I Find Them?

Course Evaluations (previously known on campus as SRTEs) have been delivered via several different avenues in the last year. We’ve used paper-based surveys for face to face classes, eCollege delivery for online classes, and then Snap Surveys for all of Fall 2017 classes. That means there are three different ways to access your reports for …

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Simple Tricks to Course Design with Accessibility in Mind

A week ago, I was notified that my course for Spring 2018 had been chosen by a student with a visual or hearing impairment, and that my course would need to be made accessible. At first I was nervous – I think it’s always a bit nerve-wracking to have your course design on display to …

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