May 5, 2014
by Greg Walker

Free: Teaching Online for Beginners May 11 – June 27, 2014


  • 11 May 2014 2:00 PM
  • 27 Jun 2014 3:00 PM
  • Online meeting info in Registration Confirmation Email [also check your Junk folder] and via email 24 hours prior to event start


  • If you’re new to a TLT Group event, please become an Online Institute Registrant member for free to participate (and consider becoming an individual member!)

Presenters; Steve Gilbert and Beth Dailey and Others


Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) is a Massive Open Online Course or Whatever (MOOCow) designed to help you, as a successful faculty member in higher education, begin to teach entirely online or include more online resources and activities in your courses. Video Overview

You care about your students and their learning. You are busy and will continue to be busy. By sampling available options, benefits and drawbacks to teaching online you will cross the starting line. You will experience and experimentwith a variety of easy to learn, reliable, widely accessible and least expensive tools and resources and strategies related to creating social presence and building community online.

You will realize teaching and learning online does not necessarily mean teaching and learning alone, does not require being overworked, giving up your best teaching or losing meaningful contact with students. It can be satisfying and fun.

The “Action” path through the MOOCOW is designed to help you achieve a variety of learning outcomes which includes producing a mini self-introductory video which will become part of a more complete introductory unit in an online course, as per rubric, as well as a plan for crossing the starting line to further enhance online teaching knowledge and skills.

You may also want to chose a Design It Yourself (DIY) path to meet your own learning goals.

May 5, 2014
by Greg Walker

Dr. Cable Green, Director of Global Learning for the Creative Commons,

Open Educational Resource Movement – Free Course Materials


Dr. Cable Green, Director of Global Learning for the Creative Commons, a leading national proponent of open educational resources, meets with UH faculty, staff & students for two days on April 30 and May 1.  The Open Educational Resource movement aims to produce open textbooks and other instructional materials, making them available to students free of charge.

Video Presentation

Powerpoint Slides(PPTX, 17MB)

May 5, 2014
by Greg Walker

Leeward Community College: Charter for Compassion International partner team

Leeward Community College is a new a member of  the Charter for Compassion International partner team.

Compassion is not an option. It’s the key to our survival.” -Karen Armstrong
What are the benefits of becoming a Charter Partner?

  • We will raise the visibility of your work by telling your success stories on our communication channels that reach over 100,000 people around the world.
  • We’ve created a private Facebook group where our varied and vibrant Partners can share events, resources and advice.
  • We are creating a robust library of resources with school curricula, volunteer toolkits, inspiring lectures, and much more.

Everyone is encouraged to join the Charter community on Facebook.

May 2, 2014
by Greg Walker

How to detox the right way

Here are 10 great tips for minimizing the toxins that come into your life, and maximizing the ones that go out!

With all the hype about detoxes and cleanses circulating today, it can be overwhelming to know how to detox the right way. Ayurveda considers this build-up of toxins to be the underlying cause of all disease. So how do you minimize the toxins that come into your life, and maximize the toxins that go out? Toxins enter our worlds by what we eat, drink, breathe in, and process in any way. Here are 10 ways to reduce the toxins in your every day to help you restore optimal health and balance.

  1.  Stay hydrated: Drinking a minimum of eight glasses of clean, not-too-cold water every day is one of the best things you can do to detox and purify your body in a natural way. Good thing, because it’s also the easiest tip.
  2. Eat clean: Try to stick to organic, pesticide-free foods, and eliminate antibiotics and hormones from your diet.
  3. Meditate: Find time for stillness in your day to cleanse your mind and improve your ability to handle stress. Click here for a free guided meditation to get centered now.
  4. Move your body: Getting regular exercise is an important step to staying healthy and strong. Whether you enjoy light exercise like yoga or walking, or like to get your heart pumping by running or dancing, build an exercise routine that you’re excited about to make sure you keep it consistent. Enjoy this chair yoga flow that you can do anytime, anywhere.
  5. Supplement with Detoxifying Herbs: Eating a balanced diet rich with fruits and vegetables is important, but taking it a step further may be your next step. Try adding Ayurvedic herbs to assist with the detoxification process, like Purify™, the seven-day total Ayurvedic cleanse system. These supplements are made of Ayurvedic herbs and botanicals to eliminate toxic build-up and leave you feeling energized and strong.
  6. Add heat: Break a sweat and hit the sauna or steam room … sweating is a great way build heat and eliminate toxins from your body.
  7. Avoid processed foods, caffeine, and alcohol: Try to stay away from ingredients you can’t pronounce, white flour and sugar, caffeine, and alcohol to assist your body’s capacity to process toxins.
  8. Quit a bad habit: Are you a smoker? Pack rat? Chronically sleep deprived? Stuck in an unhealthy relationship? Toxins come into our lives in many forms. Consider if you’re participating in any unhealthy patterns or holding onto anything that no longer serves you, and find a way to limit or remove those things in your life.
  9. Regulate and eliminate: Healthy digestive function is important to keep your body eliminating the toxins you build up in the body. If you find you’re “stuck in an elimination rut” and not balanced or eliminating naturally, address those concerns with a health care provider.
  10. Join us at Perfect Health:  Ready for the ultimate detox? Our comprehensive, six-day mind-body healing immersion incorporates delicious Ayurvedic cuisine, daily spa treatments, a medical consultation with a board-certified physician, cleansing herbs, and other healing modalities. If you’re interested in learning how to find optimal health and balance in your life, we’d love to support you at an upcoming program.

April 29, 2014
by Greg Walker

Current & Recent UH Tech Issues


Here you will find important information technology alerts and late breaking news that affect computing services. Questions and comments about the topics of the articles should go to the individual authors.

An archive of recently resolved issues is also available.

April 29, 2014
by Greg Walker

Machado’s Ponteio by Leeward Coast Guitars

Peter Kun Frary directs the Leeward Coast Guitars in a performance of Celso Machado’s “Ponteio.” Recorded on April 27, 2014, in the Leeward Theatre, located on the beautiful Leeward Community College campus. Performers are enrolled in MUS 103, Guitar Ensemble.