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.


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, 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.



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, 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.


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, July 25, 2014

Teaching and Learning Links to See: July 25th, 2014

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

"Examining Knowledge Beliefs to Motivate Student Learning"
A look at how to motivate students using their own interests.

"Colleges Must Help Further the Goals of Common Core Standards, Report Says"
How are the Common Core standards adopted in k-12 schools effecting higher education?

"10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How to Do With Google Docs"
Steps to help you get the most out of this popular online tool.

"The Difference Mentoring Makes"
A look at the importance of faculty mentoring. An interesting read for both mentors and mentees.

"How to Cite Social Media Using MLA and APA"
Something to share with your 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, July 18, 2014

Teaching & Learning Links to See: July 18th, 2014

Teaching & Learning Links to See This Week
A roundup of five intriguing or informative posts and articles from the around the internet:
 
 
- "Learning That Lasts: Helping Students Remember and Use What You Teach"
Some practical ideas for increasing student satisfaction and learning retention that will go beyond the end of class.
 
- "How to get into the 'Flow' in Your Classroom"
Steps you can take to achieve the optimal level of engagement in your classroom.
 
- "Meeting Expectations"
Meetings can often feel like a time-suck. How can they be made more productive?
 
- "The Value of 10 Minutes: Writing Advice for the Time-Less Academic"
Strategies for fitting writing into your busy schedule.
 
- "The Sylly Season"
An amusing breakdown of every instructor's favorite course document.
 
 
Do you have an interesting article that you would like to share with the ATLE community? Let us know! Email atle@usf.edu

Friday, July 11, 2014

Teaching & Learning Links July 11

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

- "How to Breathe New Life into an Old Lesson Plan" 
Some good points to keep in mind if you're thinking about revamping your lesson plans. Originally intended for k-12 educators, but is applicable to higher ed, as well.

- "6 Online Collaboration Tools and Strategies for Boosting Learning"
Student group work can be enhanced and supplemented by using online collaboration tools. This article recommends six tools to use for online group work and some general tips for devising effective group activities.

- "To Improve Student Performance, Start Thinking Like a Coach"
Advice on how to change the way that you provide students with feedback.

- "Professor Vacation"
A little humor for your Friday afternoon from PhD comics

- "The Must-Have Guide to Educational Twitter Hashtags"
An extensive list of the key words and phrases to look out for on Twitter




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

Monday, June 2, 2014

USF Workshop - Crafting a Study-Abroad Experience - June 3

Crafting a Study-Abroad Experience From a Faculty Perspective
We’ll discuss best practices (and things to avoid!) when creating a study abroad experience for your students. Faculty who have never attempted study abroad are especially encouraged to attend. Facilitated by Jennifer Collins. Click the following link to register for USF workshops: http://workshops.etg.usf.edu/.

June 3, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, SVC 1072