Friday, February 27, 2015

Teaching and Learning Links to See: February 27, 2015

Teaching & Learning Links to See This Week
A roundup of five intriguing or informative posts and articles from the around the internet:

"101 Ways for Teachers to Be More Creative"
A plethora of quick tips and suggestions for infusing creativity into your teaching.

"Why Students Should Be Taking Notes"
Should students be given lecture slides or outlines? Or should they create their own notes?

"Will Professors Teach Differently in 10 Years?"
Is lecturing still going to be the predominant method of university teaching a decade from now?

"27 Reflection Strategies to Improve Your Teaching"
A list of quick and easy ways that you can take time to reflect on your teaching, both in and out of the classroom.

"Engaging Students: Online and Offline"
What does it really mean to 'engage' students?


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Friday, February 20, 2015

Teaching and Learning Links to See: February 20, 2015

Teaching & Learning Links to See This Week
A roundup of five intriguing or informative posts and articles from the around the internet:

"Three Ways Film Can Enhance the Student Classroom Experience"
Use movies to illustrate relevant concepts and spark discussion.

"Evaluating Discussion Forums for Undergraduate and Graduate Students"
The author identifies key criteria to be used for creating rubrics for evaluating discussion board assignments.

"Take-Away from the Gates Report on Faculty"
Some highlights from a report that focused on rate of technology adoption among faculty.

"Back to the Future of Higher Ed"
2015 may be a year of refining "older" educational technologies and trends.

"Lessons from Teaching with Games"
A sampling of strategies that can be used to implement learning through games into your teaching.

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Teaching and Learning Links to See: February 2, 2015

Teaching & Learning Links to See This Week
A roundup of five intriguing or informative posts and articles from the around the internet:

"Competency-Based Degree Programs on the Rise"
Will competency-based programs hurt or help higher education?

"Smartphones Don't Make Us Dumb"
They are, however, competing for our (and our students') attention.

"Strategies for Preventing Student Resistance"
What if students don't do what you ask of them?

"Yik Yak Rhetorics"
Do you know about the popular social media app Yik Yak? Your students (and maybe even some colleagues) probably do.

"Ten Tips for More Efficient and Effective Grading"
Actionable tips for streamlining your grading process.


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Monday, January 26, 2015

Teaching and Learning Links to See: January 26, 2015

Teaching & Learning Links to See This Week
A roundup of five intriguing or informative posts and articles from the around the internet:

"Why Students Don't Attend Office Hours"
Some possible answers to a question that plagues many instructors. Be sure to check the comment section for strategies that other instructors have found successful!

"A Scavenger Hunt Exercise to Teach Research Methodologies"
One instructor shares how she turned an un-engaging activity into an active learning experience.

"Reassessing Faculty Assessment"
How can faculty be evaluated holistically?

"Assessing and Tracking Blogs"
A few solutions are offered up for grading student blog entries.

"Data Shows Widening Gap in Higher-Ed Technology Adoption"
Are you an early adopter or a resister when it comes to learning technologies? Research shows that there are a large number of institutions that can't keep up.


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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Teaching and Learning Links to See: January 20, 2015

Teaching & Learning Links to See This Week
A roundup of five intriguing or informative posts and articles from the around the internet:

"4 Tips to Breath New Life into Your PowerPoint Presentations"
A few creative ideas to liven up your in-class presentations.

"Using Fundamental Concepts and Essential Questions to Promote Critical Thinking"
Some ideas for how you can structure your course in order to encourage critical thinking and deep learning.

"Same Performance, Better Grades"
A look at the problem of grade inflation occurring at many universities today.

"College Students Think They're Ready for the Work Force. Employers Aren't So Sure"
A new report says that a skill gap exists between what colleges teach students and what employers want them to know. What could be the implications for instructors?

"Waiting for Us to Notice Them"
Remembering the importance of connecting with students in the classroom and the "pedagogy of presence."


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Friday, January 9, 2015

Teaching and Learning Links to See: January 9, 2015

Welcome back, USF community! We hope that everyone is refreshed and ready to start the year and semester off right!

Teaching & Learning Links to See This Week
A roundup of five intriguing or informative posts and articles from the around the internet:

"A 'Best Of' List that Celebrates the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning"
A collection of some of 2014's most significant SoTL articles. Assembled by the editor of the Teaching Professor Blog.

"What These Three YouTube Channels Do Right in Educational Videos"
Some good, reliable educational video resources. The article also provides a few tips for making your own videos!

"Is Praise Undermining Student Motivation?"
The author contends that offering praise may do more harm than good, and provides some alternatives to praise.

"Designing Your Course 'Backward'"
A look at the essential steps in the backward design process.

"Obama Proposes Free Community College for Millions of Students"
Big news in the world of higher ed. What could this mean for 4 year institutions, like USF?


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Friday, December 5, 2014

Teaching and Learning Links to See: December 5, 2014

Teaching & Learning Links to See This Week
A roundup of five intriguing or informative posts and articles from the around the internet:

"Unlocking the Mystery of Critical Thinking"
Is there any common ground when it comes to defining critical thinking?

"7 Ways You Can Use Texting to Your Advantage in the Classroom"
Some alternatives to trying to fight in-class texting.

"Tweet and You'll Miss It: Faculty Members Need to Teach Students Why Attention Matters"
Distractions and "multitasking" are major barriers to learning.

"Teaching International Students"
An in-depth look at the challenges, implications of, and strategies for teaching international students.

"Ideas for Using Technology in the Classroom to Teach Skills"
A collection of ideas helping students build skills with technology, instead of just introducing them to new tools (broken down by skill!).


***Bonus Video: How can puppies be used to inspire innovation and passion for learning while being adorable? Watch to find out!***


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