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Steven Cain

Instructional Design Tech Specialist of the Teaching and Learning Center
Teaching and Learning Center
HLH 014 B
P.O. Box 880405
Lincoln, NE 68588-0405
(402) 472-4349
scain@unl.edu
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Education
MA in Teacher Learning & Teacher Education and a Bachelor of Journalism in News-Editorial and Broadcasting
Areas of Expertise
  • Feedback Culture
  • Inclusive Teaching
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Accessibility
CliftonStrengths ®
  • Futuristic
  • Relator
  • Responsibility
  • Maximizer
  • Arranger

Resources

Blog Posts

Presentations

  • Moving Forward with Equity (Co-Presented with Amy Ort and Grace Troupe)
    • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, August 2021
  • Building Momentum for Fall 2021: Capitalizing on the Transition
    • UNL College of Business, August 2021
  • Teaching: A Growth Mindset (Co-Presented with McKinzie Sutter)
    • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, April 2021
  • Building Community in Online Discussions: An Exploration of Yellowdig
    • UNL College of Engineering, October 2020
  • Leveraging Student Feedback: The Power of Formative Surveys (Co-Presented with Eyde Olson, McKinzie Sutter, and Jeff Kosse)
    • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, September 2020
  • Strategies for Faculty Efficiency: Grading and Time Management (Co-Presented with Eric French)
    • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, July 2020
  • How to Support Engaging and Thoughtful Discussions Online (Co-Presented with Eric French)
    • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, July 2020
  • Building an Inclusive Classroom (Co-Presented with Amy Ort)
    • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, July 2020
  • Facilitating Group Work in an Online or Hybrid Classroom (Co-Presented with Amy Ort)
    • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, July 2020
  • Fostering Inclusivity in Online Classrooms (Co-Presented with Amy Ort)
    • NU Innovation in Pedagogy & Technology Symposium, May 2020
  • How to Excel at Teaching in 1,317 Easy Steps (Co-Presented with Eric French)
    • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, March 2020
  • Feedback Culture: Making it Work
    • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, December 2019
    • NU Innovation in Pedagogy & Technology Symposium, May 2020
  • Level Up Your Canvas Designs: HTML and Content-Management Hacks (Co-Presented with Tom Gibbons and Michael Jolley)
    • NU Innovation in Pedagogy & Technology Symposium, May 2019
  • Creating and Using Rubrics and Outcomes in Canvas (Co-Presented with Tom Gibbons)
    • University of Nebraska College of Business, September 2018
  • Finding Efficiencies in Canvas Grading (Co-Presented with Tom Gibbons)
    • University of Nebraska College of Business, April 2018
    • University of Nebraska, December 2018
  • Using Classroom Spaces Effectively: Active Learning in Varied Spaces (Co-Presented with Tawnya Means)
    • University of Nebraska College of Business, October 2017
  • Cooperative Learning Through Canvas Peer Review
    • University of Nebraska, June 2017
  • Collaborative & Evolutionary Course Design (Co-Presented with Amber Messersmith and Madeline Wiseman)
    • NU Innovation in Pedagogy & Technology Symposium, May 2017

Summer Institute for Online Teaching, Coordinator, 2018-2020

By the end of this course, participants are able to:

  • Use principles of instructional design and nationally-recognized quality standards to evaluate, design, or redesign online courses.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of legal issues surrounding online courses including academic integrity, course material accessibility, copyright considerations, and other university resources and policies.
  • Create authentic assessments of learning that appropriately align with course learning objectives.
  • Apply research-based principles of instruction to create learner-centered, interactive, online learning activities that promote student success.
  • Establish an effective online instructional persona that is present throughout the course and fosters a sense of collaborative community among learners.
  • Develop strategies for managing time, communication, and instructor/student roles in online courses.

Keep Teaching Mini-Course, Spring 2020

This course was rapidly developed to provide guidance and a model of transitioning to remote teaching in response to the pandemic which forced the University to cancel face-to-face courses.