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The Official Podcast of the FDIC

Welcome to the Faculty Development and Innovation Podcast - the FDIP - the official podcast of the Faculty Development and Innovation Center at Eastern Illinois University. Your hosts are Dr. Michael Gillespie, Director, and Kim Ervin, Instructional Designer with the FDIC. This podcast is to promote teaching excellence through the sharing of information related to instructional design, teaching strategies, and innovation. This podcast offers actionable steps to implement in your courses for the benefit of teaching and learning.

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Season 1, Episode 0: Introducing the FDIP

Dr. Michael Gillespie and Kim Ervin discuss why the FDIP and what to expect.

Season 1, Episode 1: Online Instructor Introductions

FDIC Instructional Designer Kim Ervin discusses creating an instructor's presence in online classrooms.

Season 1, Episode 2: Open Educational Resources with Steve Brantley

FDIC Instructional Designer Kim Ervin talks with Steve Brantley of Booth Library about OERs and their development and use across modalities.

Season 1, Episode 3: CSI Digital Initiatives with Dr. Trevor Burrows

FDIC Instructional Designer Kim Ervin talks with Dr. Trevor Burrows, the Digital Initiatives Coordinator for the Center for Student Innovation in Booth Library.

Season 1, Episode 4: Instructional Designer, Kim Ervin

FDIC Director Dr. Michael Gillespie interviews Instructional Designer Kim Ervin to learn more about her work and approach to working with faculty.

Season 1, Episode 5: Talking Universal Design with Dr. April Jackson

Dr. April Jackson, the Director of EIU's Office of Student Disability Services joins FDIC Director Dr. Michael Gillespie for an interview on UDL, how faculty can make simple accommodations that will benefit all students, and how student experience our classes when we don't!

Season 1, Episode 6: Universal Design for Learning Part 1: Video Captioning

Kim Ervin reviews the definition of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and describes methods for EIU faculty to caption videos.

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Dr. Michael Gillespie, Director, FDIC


Julie Lockett, Director of Learning Innovation


Kim Ervin
Instructional Designer


Faculty Development and Innovation Center

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