Issue: April, 2017
Here towards the end of the semester, I’m thinking about all of the different kinds of documents I’ve seen left behind on or near the departmental photocopier over the past 15 weeks. Here are 5 tips to share with you.
Artificial intelligence expert Joseph Qualls believes AI can solve some of the biggest challenges facing higher education — and the change is already underway.
Create your virtual bulletin board to share ideas, images, files, links, etc. with anyone.
Explore the far reaches of the world, right in your browser. Google Earth now runs in your Chrome browser. Note that you can still download "Earth Pro" to your desktop for the advanced tools.
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Dr. Viji Sathy explains how midsemester feedback helps keep your students engaged and improves your practice.
New research may help us break the impasse over how to cope with digital diversions in the classroom.
A digital curation project is a fast way to engage critical thinking in any content area. Here's how it works.
Much has been written about how to compose effective online discussion prompts, but what's often missing are thoughts about the purpose of the discussion.
Brenda Gunderson shares the origins of her famed cartwheel routine and discusses other active learning strategies to use in large classes.
Students said caring, student-centered instructors who are passionate about both teaching and the course material made them feel more connected in class.
Students direct the majority of their energy to learning material after class, which causes an unnecessary cycle of complication. Here's a better option.
Grades matter, of course, but we need to get students more focused on learning and more accurately understanding it's a matter of effort more than ability.
Now, instead of listening to a lecture, students analyze case studies, work through ethics dilemmas, and complete ethics surveys in teams of three.
Groupwork and team projects are common pedagogical tools utilized by faculty across the curriculum to enhance student learning. Education about teamwork and ongoing support of team processes are critical elements in maximizing student engagement and learning in the classroom.
As a faculty developer, research showing that both active and engaged learning leads to better long-term learning outcomes (Freeman, et al., 2014) is omnipresent in my mind. Students benefit from working in groups and actively participating in class sessions.
If you’re interested in adding a Wikipedia assignment to your course, we can help. Our staff has been supporting the Wikipedia Education Program in the United States and Canada since 2010.
“Don’t use Wikipedia!” Educators at every level admonish students: “It isn’t accurate.” Never mind the temptation of plagiarizing. But such edicts at this point are akin to sticking our heads in the sand.
Good rapport reflects more than whether students like a teacher, but rather what the teacher does to make the class more engaging and to promote learning.
This is a collection of some great books on research methodology...meant to 'introduce you to the intricacies of research methodology and guide you through the process of constructing a research design from the grounds up.