Friday, July 15, 2016

Teaching and Learning Links of the Week: July 15, 2016

A roundup of four intriguing or informative posts and articles from around the internet:

“Providing exemplar-based ‘feedforward’ before an assessment: The role of teacher explanation”
G. Hendry, P. White, and C. Herbert present the results of their study on whether feedforward improve students’ written work or not. You can read their analysis and the implications for teachers. 

“Framing Office Hours as Tutoring”  
Amanda Joyce describes how her rebranding her office hours led to more structure and more students taking advantage of them. 

“Virtual Reality on the Horizon”
Carl Straumsheim presents the current state of affairs as far as the adoption of virtual reality in the classroom is concerned. This is a good read for anyone not familiar with the topic.

“Five Ways to Help Students Succeed in the Online Classroom”
Amy Hankins offers practical instructions that can improve students’ experience in online courses. Her suggestions have the potential to streamline instructors’ work as well.  

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