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Teaching & Learning - Teaching Strategies That Help Students Learn - Magna Publications

Teaching & Learning - Teaching Strategies That Help Students Learn - Magna Publications | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
What skills do you wish your students had prior to taking your course? Most students could benefit from taking a course in learning how to learn.
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While I don't agree with some of the strategies suggested there are enough useful ideas in this list to warrant consideration.  Make up your own mind if the ebook purchase is warranted.

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Issues and priorities arising around academic development, teaching and learning in Higher Education.
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Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors

Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The diverse team of eLearning advisors provide elearning workshops, send out periodic newsletter, provide customised consultation, support the eScholar program and more.

 

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Teaching intensity: the key to measuring student learning?

Teaching intensity: the key to measuring student learning? | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
A pilot planned for the subject-level teaching excellence framework has revived debate about the importance of small group teaching at university
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Why Professors Shouldn’t Ban Smartphones

Why Professors Shouldn’t Ban Smartphones | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"As smartphones have become more common, educators have struggled with the question of what to do with smartphones in the classroom. For K-12 educators, the answer has been to ban smartphones from the classroom completely."


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Nataliacp's curator insight, May 29, 1:01 PM
A study conducted by researchers in Singapore found that undergraduate students who were allowed to keep their phones with them actually scored better on tasks that measured their cognitive functioning. Even when they weren’t allowed to use their phones, students who were allowed to keep their phones in their pockets performed better than students whose phones were confiscated. 

As teachers, we need to take into account in which moments it is necessary to use the cell phones within the classrooms and which situations is essential confiscate them. Furthermore, we need to consider the age of the students and the subject that we are teaching.
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, June 1, 4:29 AM
Obvious statements? Maybe, but still necessary to be mentioned!!! Good easy read on the need to incorporate mobile devices in our classrooms!
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Why Professors Shouldn’t Ban Smartphones
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Glossary of Hattie's influences on student achievement - VISIBLE LEARNING

Glossary of Hattie's influences on student achievement - VISIBLE LEARNING | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
This Glossary explains influences related to student achievement published in John Hattie’s Visible Learning for teachers (Hattie 2012; 251ff). You can find an older list of  influences related to student achievement in Hattie (2009) Visible Learning. 1. Student Self-Reported Grades Self reported grades comes…Read more ›
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How Making Thinking Visible Helps Teachers and Students - November Learning

How Making Thinking Visible Helps Teachers and Students - November Learning | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Article Produced in Partnership with Cisco Education . One category of digital tools, making thinking visible, can give students a higher level of confidence to ask questions when they need help, or share their opinions and ideas with the rest of the class — leading to more thoughtful discussions. These same tools inform educators about how to plan for much more meaningful lessons. In the 1980s coming of age movie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, one of the funniest scenes I remember (perhaps because I was a social studies teacher at the time) is the high school economics class with Ben [...]

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, July 14, 3:15 PM
I use FreshGrade on line portfolios for my classes it works for all content areas. I just get student and parent consent and keep everything professional and transparent. It makes online tutoring available in links I post for them as well as provides a place for students to store, document and have access to all they have done during the semester.
Jillian Schaibly's curator insight, July 25, 9:34 PM
Asking students in depth questions can help with a higher level of thinking. This can relate to a administrator with staff. If discussing a issues asking them in depth questions or making them dig deeper can create a higher level of thinking.
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Using Clickers? A Note of Caution

Using Clickers? A Note of Caution | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
A new study shows that the popular edtech devices can improve fact retention but hinder deeper understanding.
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No evidence to back idea of learning styles | Letter

No evidence to back idea of learning styles | Letter | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Letter: Neuromyths create a false impression of individuals’ abilities, leading to expectations and excuses that are detrimental to learning in general
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In defence of small teaching - Teaching@Sydney

In defence of small teaching - Teaching@Sydney | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Universities can often feel like places of endless optimisation, where grants, research papers, strategic documents and promotions applications, make the case for ho
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 9, 6:26 PM
This is an interesting and thought-provoking article. Small teaching is making small incremental changes to our habits to engage students on a daily basis.
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Academics ‘fail to change teaching due to fear of looking stupid’

Academics ‘fail to change teaching due to fear of looking stupid’ | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Anthropologist spent more than a year among lecturers to understand why they don’t adopt innovative methods
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Parrot Education Expands Drone Program Worldwide -- Campus Technology

Parrot Education Expands Drone Program Worldwide -- Campus Technology | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The program supports the adoption of unmanned aerial vehicles (also known as drones) in classrooms, labs and field work.
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Hattie's 8 Mindframes

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A nice (and short) overview of mindframes to be a successful educator

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How Do You Know When A Teaching Strategy Is Most Effective? John Hattie Has An Idea

How Do You Know When A Teaching Strategy Is Most Effective? John Hattie Has An Idea | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
John Hattie proposes a theory to help educators understand why various teaching strategies work at different stages of learning.
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Is instructional design dead? Enter the learning designer

Is instructional design dead? Enter the learning designer | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
“Instructional design is dead.” That’s what industry leaders are saying. Workplace learning has transformed, but is instructional design really obsolete?
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Your Syllabus Doesn’t Have to Look Like a Contract

Your Syllabus Doesn’t Have to Look Like a Contract | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 8, 7:53 PM
Make it engaging. Keep it simple, limit amount you write, and don't make it a contract.
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Sweet New Syllabi
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What Makes A Great Teacher? The 7 Key Attributes

What Makes A Great Teacher? The 7 Key Attributes | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Research shows that great teachers share certain characteristics - characteristics that others can emulate. Discover the what makes a great teacher here.

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Digital skills that teachers need for the connected classroom #1: Backchannels | World of Better Learning | Cambridge University Press

Digital skills that teachers need for the connected classroom #1: Backchannels | World of Better Learning | Cambridge University Press | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Nik Peachey, a Learning Technology Consultant, Writer and Teacher Trainer, begins his new ELT Technology series on digital teaching skills. In this first post, he explores the benefits of using a backchannel in a face-to-face class.

In the last twenty-five years since I started teaching, I have seen little real change in the nature of the ELT classroom. It’s true that whiteboards and blackboards have become digitised in many classrooms and now replace the role of tape recorders and video cassette decks, many course-books now have a range of digital materials that can be displayed on a data projector rather than an OHP, and many publishers now provide a range of interactive materials that students can use for homework. Despite all these things though, much of what they deliver is very similar to the materials I used when I first did my teaching certificate all those years ago.
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Driving Questions Part 2: A Gold Mine of Ideas to Bring Out Student Inquiry

Driving Questions Part 2:  A Gold Mine of Ideas to Bring Out Student Inquiry | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Welcome to this second post in a series that promotes student inquiry in PBL and STEM. This series is dedicated to helping educators create a student-centered Driving or Investigative Question… which is so important in STEM and PBL. You will discover multiple resources and ideas in this series, along with some great ideas for facilitating…
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Jisc member stories: being a digital leader with Deborah Millar

Deborah took part in our 2016 digital leaders programme, which equips participants with the tools, knowledge and skills to become digitally informed an
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The Science Behind Stories and Anecdotes

The Science Behind Stories and Anecdotes | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
When I first started putting this blog/portfolio together in 2010, I wanted to think of a name for it. To some, the title of their blog is something that has actually held them back from starting i…
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Fixing the Textbook Model -- Campus Technology

Fixing the Textbook Model -- Campus Technology | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Indiana University's Brad Wheeler explains how his institution is ditching the college textbook and replacing it with digital alternatives that are accessible to students from day one.
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Seven myths of university teaching

Seven myths of university teaching | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Paul Ashwin unpicks some cherished nostrums, from Hollywood-style star turns at the podium to the much-exaggerated death of the lecture
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 7, 12:07 PM
Two myths were of interest to me. First, good teachers are always good which is reinforced by the idea of best practices. Best practices are a myth themselves. Yes, there are good ideas, but they have to fit the new context. Second, good teaching is all about student centeredness. Good teachers have a strong understanding of their discipline and are able to present it to students.
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Visible Learning visualized in a beautiful infographic - VISIBLE LEARNING

Visible Learning visualized in a beautiful infographic - VISIBLE LEARNING | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Terry Burr designed that beautiful educational infographic for Osiris Educational and Visible Learning Plus. The infographic is based on data from John Hattie’s research and the work of the Visible Learning Plus team. (c) www.osiriseducational.co.uk / www.visiblelearningplus.co.uk   Visible Learning Infografik Visible…Read more ›

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Ejemplo de Infografía:un apoyo visual para la enseñanza
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Stop Calling College Teachers ‘Professors.’ Try ‘Cognitive Coaches,’ Says Goucher President - EdSurge News

One problem with college teaching is that professors see themselves as, well, professing— declaring what they know and believe. That’s not how good teaching works, argues Jose Bowen, president of Goucher College.

The best teachers have more in common with fitness instructors, he argues. They motivate and guide their students to accomplish their goals.

Years ago Bowen coined the term “teaching naked,” meaning teaching without technology like PowerPoint. His latest book, “Teaching Naked Techniques: A Practical Guide to Designing Better Classes,” expands on his arguments and offers practical advice for instructors who want to rethink how they design their classes.

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One problem with college teaching is that professors see themselves as, well, professing— declaring what they know and believe. That’s not how good teaching works, argues Jose Bowen, president of Goucher College.

 

The best teachers have more in common with fitness instructors, he argues. They motivate and guide their students to accomplish their goals.

 

Years ago Bowen coined the term “teaching naked,” meaning teaching without technology like PowerPoint. His latest book, “Teaching Naked Techniques: A Practical Guide to Designing Better Classes,” expands on his arguments and offers practical advice for instructors who want to rethink how they design their classes.

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Zuckerberg is ploughing billions into 'personalised learning' – why?

Zuckerberg is ploughing billions into 'personalised learning' – why? | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Zuckerburg wants to plough billions into personalised learning, but his way may not be the right way.
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Vanessa Ong Li Wen's curator insight, June 26, 2:56 AM
This author’s rather sceptical view of personalised learning was made apparent to me in the title, in which she gave inverted comma to the term “personalised learning”. It was also this fact that triggered my interest in this article, encouraging me to click the button to read its contents. Mark Zuckerberg, together with his wife, has created a trust fund initiative to invest in personalised education. He has a clear definition in mind, defining personalised learning as “working with students to customise instruction to meet the student’s individual needs and interests”. While reading the article, I admired Zuckerberg’s initiative to invest in personalised learning and propel our progress in education. However, the author pointed out the 3 major flaws in his definition of personalised learning. Firstly, by feeding children content they are only interested in, society may end up producing workers who are specialists but not generalists. In addition, children’s lack of ability to compensate for adapting themselves to new methods of learning may actually be a hindrance when they enter working life. Finally, children are reactive and their preferences may change – this may end up creating an environment that takes away the valuable social contract between teachers, parents and children that is inherent to effective learning. While I commend Mark Zuckerberg in recognising the advantages of personalised learning – increasing students’ sense of ownership and relevance, as well as sparking their interests towards learning – there are still many issues that need to be addressed before personalised learning can become a reality. His vision of personalised learning, though motivated by the sincerity to improve the lives of our young, is underpinned by a lack of evidence and is ambiguous at best. Ensuring that personalised learning holds promise for our young and that it becomes more of an advantage rather than a hindrance, requires the development of strategies to marry the relationship between teachers and students in education. This is something that takes time, connection and collaboration, and definitely cannot be hurried by simply pouring in resources whilst giving a vague rationale that doing so creates a better tomorrow – even if your name is Mark Zuckerberg.
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Using laptops in class harms academic performance, study warns

Using laptops in class harms academic performance, study warns | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Researchers say undergraduates who use computers in class score half a grade lower than those who write notes
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 16, 12:45 PM
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What Does It Mean to Prepare Students for a Future With Artificial Intelligence? - EdSurge News

What Does It Mean to Prepare Students for a Future With Artificial Intelligence? - EdSurge News | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Last year, in the height of the election season, the Obama administration quietly released a national strategic plan for artificial intelligence (AI
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