The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip instructors with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure the Smeal community is prepared to respond to today’s unique challenges. We do so by sending weekly emails with practical tips and information, providing live sessions, and holding virtual consultations.

Smeal Academy Newsletters

Summer Book Club

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Smeal Academy Newsletter: Summer Book Club Edition The Smeal Academy is brought to you by the eLearning Design & Innovation Group (eLDIG) at the Smeal College of Business at The…

Podcast Premiere!

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Smeal Academy Newsletter Podcast Premiere Edition! The Smeal Academy is brought to you by the eLearning Design & Innovation Group (eLDIG) at the Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania…

March Madness Edition – Spring 2024

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Smeal Academy Newsletter March Madness Edition: What Riles You Up? The Smeal Academy is brought to you by the eLearning Design & Innovation Group (eLDIG) at the Smeal College of…

Valentine’s Day Edition – Spring 2024 Special Edition

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Smeal Academy Special Valentine's Day Edition: Our Podcast Recommendations for You The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip the Smeal community with best practices and strategies for teaching and learning with…

Game Day Edition – Spring 2024 Special Edition

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Smeal Academy Special Superbowl Weekend Edition - Game Day Teaching Strategies The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip the Smeal community with best practices and strategies for teaching and learning with…

Student Wellness – Fall 2023 Newsletter 5

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Smeal Academy Fall 2023 Connections Newsletter 5 - Student Wellness The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip the Smeal community with best practices and strategies for teaching and learning with technology…

Course Communication Tips – Fall 2023 Newsletter 3

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Smeal Academy Fall 2023 Connections Newsletter 3 - Course Communication Tips The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip the Smeal community with best practices and strategies for teaching and learning with…

AI + AI – Fall 2023 Newsletter 2

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Smeal Academy Fall 2023 Connections Newsletter 2 - AI + AI The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip the Smeal community with best practices and strategies for teaching and learning with…

5 Semester Start-Up Tips – Fall 2023 Newsletter 1

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Smeal Academy Fall 2023 Connections Newsletter 1: 5 Beginning of Semester Tips The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip the Smeal community with best practices and strategies for teaching and learning…

Anthology Ally in Canvas Courses

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Smeal Academy Special Edition: Anthology Ally Information for Faculty and Staff who use Canvas You may have noticed red, green, and yellow icons and the letter A with an arrow…

AI Battles – Spring 2023 Newsletter 2

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Smeal Academy Spring 2023 Connections Newsletter 2 – Artificial Intelligence and Academy Integrity: The Battle of the AIs The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip the Smeal Community with best practices…

Springing Into the Spring Semester – Spring 2023 Newsletter 1

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Smeal Academy Spring 2023 Connections Newsletter 1 – Springing into a New Semester The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip the Smeal Community with best practices and strategies for teaching and learning…

Inclusive Teaching Practices – Fall 2022 Newsletter 2

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Smeal Academy Fall 2022 Connections Newsletter 2 –Inclusive Teaching Practices The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip the Smeal Community with best practices and strategies for teaching and learning with technology…

Welcome Back – Fall 2022 Newsletter 1

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Smeal Academy Fall 2022 Connections Newsletter 1 – Welcome Back The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure the Smeal community…

Summer Reading Recommendations – Summer 2022 Newsletter 1

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Summer 2022 Connections Newsletter 1 – Summer Reading Recommendations The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure the Smeal community…

End of Semester Tips – Spring 2022 Newsletter 4

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Spring 2022 Connections Newsletter 4 –  End of Semester Tips The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure the Smeal community…

Spring Cleaning – Spring 2022 Newsletter 3

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Spring 2022 Connections Newsletter 3 –  Spring Cleaning for Your Courses The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure…

Welcome Back to the Arctic! – Spring 2022 Newsletter 1

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Spring 2022 Connections Newsletter 1 –  Ready or Not, Here We Go!! The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to…

Grading and Semester Wrap-Up Essentials – Fall 2021 Newsletter 6

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So Much to Grade, So Little Time - Fall 2021 Resilience Newsletter 6 The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and…

WE ARE…Grateful – Fall 2021 Newsletter 5

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Fall 2021 Resilience – Newsletter 5 The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure the Smeal community is prepared to…

Video, Pedagogy, and Kaltura (oh my!) – Fall 2021 Newsletter 4

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Fall 2021 Resilience – Newsletter 4 Video has become more and more a part of our lives, from visiting family in distant places to education and entertainment. In this newsletter,…

Midterm Motivation – Fall 2021 Newsletter 3

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Fall 2021 Resilience – Newsletter 3 The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure the Smeal community is prepared to…

Wellness – Fall 2021 Newsletter 2

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Fall 2021 Resilience – Week 2 The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure the Smeal community is prepared to…

Welcome Back  – Fall 2021 Newsletter 1

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Fall 2021 Resilience – Week 1 The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure the Smeal community is prepared to respond…

Who Moved My Zoom? – Summer 2021 Newsletter 4

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Summer 2021 Resilience – Week 4 The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure the Smeal community…

Reshaping Your Fall Semester  – Summer 2021 Newsletter 3

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Summer 2021 Readiness – Week 3 The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure the Smeal community…

Inclusive Design for Mixed and Hybrid Delivery – Summer 2021 Newsletter 2

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Summer 2021 - Designing for Students in Multiple Delivery Modes The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology…

Lessons Learned from the Pandemic – Summer 2021 Newsletter 1

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Summer 2021 Lessons Learned from the Pandemic The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure the…

Resources for Remote Teaching – Spring 2021 Newsletter 2

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Resources for Remote Teaching – Spring 2021 Newsletter 2 The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure the…

Resources for Remote Teaching – Spring 2021 Newsletter 1

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Spring 2021 Remote Instruction Resources The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure the Smeal community is prepared…

Fall 2020 Wrap-Up

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Welcome to the Smeal Academy: Fall 2020 Resilience The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure the Smeal…

Fall 2020 Newsletter Holiday Presents—Grading, SP21 Course Prep, and Box

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Welcome to the Smeal Academy: Fall 2020 Resilience The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure the Smeal…

Fall 2020 Resilience Newsletter 3: TopHat and Other Top News

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Smeal Academy: Fall 2020 Readiness The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure the Smeal community is prepared to…

Fall 2020 Resilience Newsletter 2

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Resources for Remote Teaching – Spring 2021 Newsletter 2 The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure the…

Fall 2020 Resilience Newsletter 1

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Fall 2020 Resilience Newsletter 1 The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure the Smeal community is prepared…

Week 10 – Empathy and Engagement in Teaching and Learning

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Smeal Academy: Fall 2020 Readiness – Week 10 The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure the Smeal community…

Week 9: COVID-19 Course Adjustments

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Smeal Academy: Fall 2020 Readiness – Week 9 The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure the Smeal community is prepared…

Week 8: Orientation for The New Normal

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Smeal Academy: Fall 2020 Readiness – Week 8 The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure the Smeal…

Week 7: Assessment Strategies

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Smeal Academy: Fall 2020 Readiness – Week 7 The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure the…

Week 6: Instructional Mode Teaching Strategies

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Welcome to the Smeal Academy: Fall 2020 Readiness! The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure…

Week 5: Videos

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Smeal  Academy: Fall 2020 Readiness – Week 5 The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure the Smeal community is…

Week 4: Syllabus

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Smeal Academy: Fall 2020 Readiness – Week 4 The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure…

Week 3: Communication

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Smeal Academy: Fall 2020 Readiness – Week 3 The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure…

Week 2: Canvas

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Smeal Academy: Fall 2020 Readiness – Week 2 The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure…

Week 1: Welcome to the Smeal Academy

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Welcome to the Smeal Academy: Fall 2020 Readiness! The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip everyone with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure…

Fall 2020 Readiness Announcement

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Smeal Academy: Fall 2020 Readiness Announcement In response to the recent University announcement and many future unknowns, we wantto reassure you that we are in this together as we all…