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Teaching Tip: Improving Student Presentations

In creating class presentations, students often do not know how to begin. So they begin as they would with a paper. With an outline. And then they put that outline on slides, sometimes as bullet lists, sometimes as complete sentences, … Continue reading

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Teaching Tip: Writing Effective Student Polling Questions

We’ve talked quite a bit about good tools for student polling during class (known as “student response systems” or “clickers”), but a technology is only as good as the ways in which you use it. Sure these systems offer interesting … Continue reading

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Teaching Tips: Using Rubrics

A rubric is an authentic assessment tool used to measure students’ work. It is a scoring guide that seeks to evaluate a student’s performance based on the sum of a full range of criteria rather than a single numerical score. … Continue reading

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Teaching Tip: Games in the Classroom

“Gamification” is one of education’s latest buzzwords, but trying to figure out whether or not games would enhance your curriculum, and if so how to incorporate them, can be rather daunting. MIT has released a whitepaper outlining the uses of … Continue reading

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EC Learn Tip: Enhancing Student Collaboration With Groups

In EC Learn you have the ability to create User Groups for assignments. This allows for group members to submit a single assignment together and for all members to receive the same grade (a feature you can turn off if … Continue reading

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Teaching Tip: Creative Syllabi

We have posted a couple times this semester on some different ways of displaying course syllabi. If you missed them, take a look at: Rebecca’s Faculty Spotlight A great collaborative tool for mapping ideas As you are beginning to think … Continue reading

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Teaching Tip: Tech-Happy Professor Going Low Tech?

Dr. Michael Wesch, a professor at Kansas State University, is well-known  for his digital ethnography studies. One such study you may have seen  went vira. You can watch A Vision of Students Today here: I was fortunate to see him … Continue reading

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Teaching Tip: Approaches To Teaching Students New Technology Tools

There are many ways to approach teaching a new technology tool to your class. You can hand them a sheet of instructions or a URL and have them learn on their own time. You can schedule class time in a … Continue reading

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Teaching Tip: Teaching With Case Studies

Case studies are a great opportunity for your students to consider real world problems. With case-based teaching, students develop skills in analytical thinking and reflective judgment by reading and discussing complex scenarios. Case studies are based on real events and as … Continue reading

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Teaching Tip: Thinking About Teaching Online?

Are you considering teaching a fully online course? You may want to read the following ProfHacker blog entry from a professor who explains why his first foray into online teaching didn’t go so well, and also offers some very good … Continue reading

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