This article was lays out a dozen practical suggestions for faculty who want to include diverse content and voices in the classroom; who may be teaching a diverse population of students; or who want to create a classroom atmosphere in which all students feel comfortable and feel that their ideas and experiences are valued.
A recent survey by the AACU confirms the importance of E-portfolios for students. Employers and graduate and professional schools now consider the submission of an E-Portfolio for review during hiring and the application process as the standard of practice. When you click on the link, it will be the first in a series of documents. Just click on the link to get to the report.
This is a summary from Indiana University designed to assist faculty in developing curricula that addresses key ideas/concepts/principles/skills that are preventing students from moving forward in their learning (bottlenecks). The identification and removal of bottlenecks is often a key factor in deciding to flip a classroom.
ECAR the research arm of EDUCAUSE has surveyed undergraduates each year since 2004 to find out how they are using technology and how they see technology in their lives, particularly as it relates to learning. This year's survey shows that: 1) students value technology as a means to achieve academic goals and to prepare for work., 2) are generally confident in using technology and prefer in-class training,3) Institutional website and LMS are most valued as resources, and 4)online materials such as e-books are still experimental, not widely embraced. Other interesting findings are that students see blinded learning as most desirable and tablets and Smart Phones are catching up to desktops and laptops as most widely used learning devices. this report is an essential element for anyone responsible for instructional technology planning.
Faculty Focus contains information for faculty on teaching materials and tips that have been developed and tested by colleagues in the college classroom. New material is posted daily as short, one page articles that can be read and digested quickly. Longer papers focused on a particular topic are also available. This is a great resource for the faculty member new to teaching and for veteran faculty looking for new ideas and approaches.
This is a journal published by the Center for Research in Innovation Teaching at National University. It provides the results of research studies conducted by professors in classrooms to see what approaches to teaching actually work.
This is a link to the webinar CETL sponsored on plagiarism. The presenter asks the viewer to move away from policies that punish students who plagiarize and to consider helping students better understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.
Many educational institutions and other educational entities have created vast repositories of resources and learning objects that you can access for free. These are the top 16 suggested by Campus Technology. If you find one or more to be useful, please let me know and share it/them with your colleagues.
How can you promote frank discussion while avoiding the awkward silence that can follow hurtful remarks? This brief article provides some suggestions on how to set the classroom stage to promote open dialogue while maintaining respect for each person's comments.
Ken Scott relates how he uses e-portfolios in a capstone course to help him and his students to assess their learning and to prepare an e-portfolio that can be used to showcase for future employers what they know and what they can do.
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