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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Friday, November 21, 2014

Teaching and Learning Links to See: November 21, 2014

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

"Prompts to Help Students Reflect on How They Approach Learning"
Having your students reflect on the work they have done in your course (and their learning process as a whole) can help them to become more self-directed learners.

"Report Highlights 10 Trends Set to Shake Up Higher Education"
Check out these brief summaries of 10 up-and-coming trends in higher ed and get ahead of the game.

"7 Ways to Deal with Digital Distractions in the Classroom"
A collection of inventive methods for dealing with the challenge of digitally distracted students in your course.

"Teaching Practices Inventory Provides Tool to Help you Examine Your Teaching"
A self-reflective inventory that will help you evaluate what teaching practices you are actually using in your classes, and expose you to new ones.

"In the Classroom, One Size Does Not Fit All"
An interesting discussion about the importance of thinking about the appropriateness of a teaching tip before incorporating it into one's teaching.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Teaching and Learning Links to See: October 31st, 2014

Happy Halloween, USF Community!

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

"Texting in Class: Extent, Attitudes, Other Interesting Information"
Some hard data on the occurrence of texting in college classes and student beliefs related to texting in class. 

"How Relearning Old Concepts Alongside New Ones Makes It All Stick"
A look at the concept of interleaving can be used to enhance the learning process (note: this article features USF psychologist Doug Rohrer!)

"Survey of Faculty Views on Technology"
A look at the current outlook on educational technology from a representative sample of faculty and academic technology administrators.

"Why One Professor Thinks Academics Should Write 'Buzzfeed Style Scholarship' "
Can condensing research into a 'listicle'-style article help students?

"Using Attendance Questions to Build Community, Enhance Teaching"
How to turn the monotonous process of taking attendance into an opportunity to engage with students.

Do you know of an interesting article that you would like to share with the ATLE community? Let us know! Email atle@usf.edu

Friday, October 17, 2014

Teaching and Learning Links to See: October 17th, 2014

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

"Students Riding Coattails During Group Work? Five Simple Ideas to Try"
Five practical strategies (including a checklist) you can use to address the ubiquitous challenges of having students work together.

"When Should We Lecture?"
A few points to consider when determining when a lecture will be most effective. 

"Brain-Based Learning, Myth vs. Reality: Testing Learning Styles and Dual Coding"
An examination of the various claims made by proponents of Learning Styles and Dual Coding.

"Using Digital Portfolios in the Classroom"
One instructor details how she has used ePortfolios in her courses.

"Studying with Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks"
How can tests and quizzes can be used as tools for learning?

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Teaching and Learning Links to See: August 29th, 2014

Welcome back to a new semester, USF faculty! We hope that this weeks' links will give you some inspiration to kick-start the Fall term.

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

"From the Archives: The First Week of the Academic Term"
A collection of articles from the ProfHacker archives on a wide range of start-of-the-semester topics.

"Why I'm Asking You Not to Use Laptops"
Are you of the opinion that your students shouldn't use their electronic devices in class, but don't know how to enforce your policy without resistance? This article (and a number of the comments) offers some solutions.

"Turn Your Syllabus into an Inforgraphic"
It's a little too late to re-vamp your syllabus for this semester, but never too early to think about the future (especially since we've all got syllabi on the brain right now)!

"The 5 Key Features of Project-Based Learning"
This short article contains an accompanying video that breaks down the features of PBL and examples of how it's being implemented. (Note: the video uses K-12 examples, but the message can be applied to Higher Ed).

"Don't Email Me"
An interesting look at how one instructor addressed the issue of too many student emails.


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Friday, August 15, 2014

Teaching and Learning Links to See: August 15th, 2014

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

"Putting Students in the Driver's Seat: Technology Projects to Decrease Passivity "
An argument for giving students more freedom and control over their learning through the use of technology.

"Starting Out as a New Professor"
Some helpful points of advice to share with new faculty members.

"Confuse Students to Help Them Learn"
Examining the merits of using confusion to help students engage in critical thinking and deeper learning.



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Friday, August 1, 2014

Teaching and Learning Links to See: August 1st, 2014

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

"The Modern College Student Infographic"
A breakdown of the relationship between today's students and technology, by the numbers.

"Clients, Not Customers"
A different approach to thinking about the relationship between students, colleges, and faculty.

"Learning on the Edge: Classroom Activities to Promote Deep Learning"
The first few and the last few minutes of a class period can often be wasted time. This article discusses how they can be turned into learning opportunities.

"A Metacognitive Tutoring Model: Linking Thinking, Learning and Performance in a Peer Tutoring Program - Part 1"
The first article in a series that examines the different ways that metacognitive tutoring can be used to improve student learning and performance. 

"How Will You Wrap Up Summer?"
Some note-worthy points to consider as the summer winds down and we begin to look toward the Fall semester.


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