Thursday, March 26, 2015

Teaching and Learning Links to See: March 26, 2015

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

"Blogs, Essays or Both?"
Embracing a new form of student writing.

"Teachers, Students and the Classroom Tango"
Thoughts about the back-and-forth relationship with students.

"7 Reasons Why We Need to Kill Boring Learning Objectives!"
Should objectives be stated explicitly for students?

"On Grading, Assessment and Learning"
"What if we approached grading as an opportunity?"

"Yik Yak and Online Anonymity are Good for College Students"
  A positive take on how the app (and anonymity) can benefit students in and out of a classroom environment.


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Friday, March 20, 2015

Teaching and Learning Links to See: March 20, 2015

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

"'Know Thy Selfie': A Selfie Group Discussion Assignment"
An assignment that asks students to take a critical look at what their 'selfies' represent.

"The 4 Properties of Powerful Teachers"
What are the hallmarks of great teaching?

"Using Cumulative Exams to Help Students Revisit, Review, and Retain Course Content"
The merits of having students retain information throughout the semester.

"The 4 Biggest Mistakes that Teachers Make When Integrating Technology"
Keep these in mind when thinking about employing a new technology in your teaching.

"What it Means to be a Reflective Teacher"
Is there a formula for reflection? How can it help you improve your teaching?


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Friday, March 13, 2015

Teaching and Learning Links to See: March 13, 2015

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

"Why I started Grading First Drafts and Why I Stopped"
A discussion of how grading first drafts affects student performance.

"Call Me Dr. _________."
What to do when students won't call you by the title you've earned.

"It's Not You, It's the Room - Are the High-Tech, Active Learning Classrooms Worth It?"
What role does the physical space in a classroom play? A study comparing the effectiveness of traditional versus active learning classrooms. 

"'No Significant Differences' in Student Outcomes by Mode of Delivery"
A non-profit organization offers a synopsis of a number of studies evaluating face-to-face versus online classes.

"Moving from Multitasking to Mindfulness"
Identifying the benefits of mindful teaching, and tips for how you can help students to focus their attention.


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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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