Research suggests that at-risk learners often benefit from reading—as well as listening to—lectures and presentations. The technology already exists. We show you various activities to help you understand the benefits and applications of transcription technology.
Learn how applying the concept of backward design to general education courses shifts course design from disciplinary content to disciplinary thinking. Students will apply knowledge, not just memorize it, and instructors will know whether students have mastered disciplinary concepts.
Get advice on what to include, and what you can safely disregard, as you write your syllabi and plan your busy semesters.
This seminar explains how to revise your course design to include out-of-class independent learning activities as well as in-class teamwork to improve comprehension and overall student learning in any subject, discipline, or course
Critical thinking is a skill that students in all disciplines must master. This seminar leads educators through the process of developing and teaching a discipline-based course that targets critical thinking skills and shows participants how to effectively encourage students to think for themselves.
If you think brain science isn’t part of your teaching job description, think again. Teachers deal with the neurochemistry behind student learning processes whether they want to or not, and today’s higher education institutions have the unique challenge of serving students whose learning styles have evolved in a multitasking culture.
Discover how you can use Twitter as an educational tool. Whether you’re new to the world of hashtags and tweets or you feel like you at least know your way around a Twitter handle, this program will provide you with practical techniques you can use to integrate social media into your classroom.
The rapidly expanding body of instructional technologies can quickly overwhelm you, but it doesn’t have to when you know how to narrow your options. This program presents some simple guiding principles for choosing technology to use in the classroom.
You don’t have to compromise your expectations when you teach large classes, but you might need to alter your approach. Learn the ways to manage a large class and make it feel smaller, more intimate, and more manageable in just 20 minutes.
Class preparation assignments, or CPAs, enable you to use your class time more effectively and move students toward higher levels of learning. This program prepares you to create class preparation assignments that will transform the classroom experience for you and your students.
This program presents five different memory-boosting strategies to incorporate into your teaching. Learn how to use cueing, the testing effect, semantic encoding, peer teaching, and the spacing effect to help your students learn more course content, move to higher levels of learning, and recall information more easily on exams.
This program identifies both general and discipline-specific critical thinking skills and how to turn these skills into good student learning outcomes. Learn to define critical thinking when designing or redesigning courses and identify the type of content conducive to practicing critical thinking.
Gain a portfolio of guidelines for assignments that test student constructed responses. You will learn the keys to defining learning goals, creating assignments, and drafting rubrics to boost and measure critical thinking outcomes.
Learn how to assess most critical thinking skills using an assortment of methods, such as true/false, matching, multiple choice, and multiple true/false tests. Receive step-by-step instruction for designing objective items to assess particular cognitive operations in critical thinking skills for a wide range of disciplines.
Learn how to peel back the layers of your teaching challenges and work backwards from your learning objectives to your choice of technology solutions.