Teaching strategies for the college classroom
12.5K views | +0 today
Follow
 
Scooped by Faculty Focus
onto Teaching strategies for the college classroom
Scoop.it!

Reap the Benefits of Experiential Learning Without Leaving the Classroom | Faculty Focus

Experiential learning is widely recognized as a high-impact educational practice that occurs outside the classroom through experiences such as internships, study abroad, and service-learning. However, experiential learning works very well inside the classroom as well. In fact, there are a number of reasons why faculty may want to facilitate an experiential learning component in class rather than outside of class.

more...
No comment yet.
Teaching strategies for the college classroom
Articles and resources to help college faculty improve their teaching and stay current on the latest pedagogical challenges and trends for the face-to-face, online, blended, and flipped classroom.
Curated by Faculty Focus
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Faculty Focus
Scoop.it!

Three Reasons to Ditch Technology in Your Flipped Classroom

Three Reasons to Ditch Technology in Your Flipped Classroom | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
The flipped classroom doesn't require a lot of technology. It's about involving students in the process of learning. Here are three activities to consider.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Faculty Focus
Scoop.it!

Vermont Medical School Says Goodbye To Lectures

Vermont Medical School Says Goodbye To Lectures | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
The University of Vermont's Larner College of Medicine is planning to phase out lectures by 2019. The dean behind the effort says lectures aren't good at engaging learners.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Faculty Focus
Scoop.it!

Strategies to Develop Student Note-Taking Skills

Strategies to Develop Student Note-Taking Skills | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Most students aren't very good at taking notes. Learn techniques you can quickly and easily introduce in your courses to boost their note-taking skills.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Faculty Focus
Scoop.it!

The Distracted Classroom: Transparency, Autonomy and Pedagogy

Last spring semester, I began experimenting with polling as a way to improve student participation in my classroom. Persuaded by the work of Eric Mazur and others, I started polling my students — using multiple-choice or short-answer questions — to collect a quick overview of their opinions on whatever we were discussing
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Faculty Focus
Scoop.it!

Facilitating Discussion: Five Factors that Boost Student Engagement

Facilitating Discussion: Five Factors that Boost Student Engagement | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
This instrument is a great tool for instructors looking to facilitate more effective discussions and improve student engagement and understanding.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Faculty Focus
Scoop.it!

SoundIDEA Podcasts: Active learning vs lecture

You don’t have to completely redesign a course, completely abandon lecturing, or fully alter your teaching style to incorporate meaningful active learning strategies into a course. Start by reviewing the major learning outcomes you have for the course and perhaps the sub-outcomes for particular units or individual classes. These are the concepts or skills that you want to be sure students are “getting,” and these are the ones for which active learning can be the most useful. Then think about how you can get students to exercise their understanding.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Faculty Focus
Scoop.it!

Lack of faculty time and training limits digital learning more than resistance does, study finds | Inside Higher Ed

Lack of faculty time and training limits digital learning more than resistance does, study finds | Inside Higher Ed | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

The majority of surveyed administrators agreed that faculty are crucial to the success of digital learning initiatives -- serving as both a bolster and a barrier to implementation success," the report states. Yet reports from both administrators and faculty suggest that the resources to support faculty to implement digital learning are lacking.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Faculty Focus
Scoop.it!

Educational Technology Leadership and Practice in Higher Education: The Emergence of Threshold Concepts

The author views educational technology leadership and practice through the lens of three threshold concepts and his experiences at the 2017 ELI Annual Meeting.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Faculty Focus
Scoop.it!

What makes a course hard?

What makes a course hard? | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

"The more I read and think about what makes a course "hard," the more it feels like we're trying to nail jello to the wall. When we meet the needs of some, the rest may feel squished. It may not be possible to get it right, all the time, for every student."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Faculty Focus
Scoop.it!

Taking Time to Refresh, Recharge, and Recommit

Taking Time to Refresh, Recharge, and Recommit | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
It's important to set aside some time for a planned and purposeful set of activities that renews your commitment to and passion for teaching.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Faculty Focus
Scoop.it!

Student Rights and the Role of Faculty

Student Rights and the Role of Faculty | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Here's a list we could use to start a conversation about the learning-related conditions students have the right to expect in every college course.
more...
elvisvitamins's comment, May 11, 12:01 AM
Good
underagelola's comment, May 11, 5:00 AM
Good
Scooped by Faculty Focus
Scoop.it!

Back in my day, we lectured in unflipped classrooms... and we loved it 

Back in my day, we lectured in unflipped classrooms... and we loved it  | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

Well, in my day, when I was an undergraduate, we didn’t have all these newfangled “radical pedagogies.” We’d loll in class, getting our faces sand-blasted by hot flaming chunks of knowledge expectorated by a professor who never learned our names. He’d drift hopelessly off subject and make inappropriate sexual innuendos. And we loved—actually we didn’t love it. We just never imagined there could be any other way to learn.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Faculty Focus
Scoop.it!

Five Ways to Get Students Thinking about Learning, Not Grades

Five Ways to Get Students Thinking about Learning, Not Grades | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Grades matter, of course, but we need to get students more focused on learning and more accurately understanding it's a matter of effort more than ability.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Faculty Focus
Scoop.it!

Call for Proposals: Teaching Professor Conference 2018

Call for Proposals: Teaching Professor Conference 2018 | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

Now in its 15th year, The Teaching Professor Conference provides a thought-provoking and stimulating forum for educators of all disciplines and experience levels to share practical ideas and best practices that advance college teaching and learning. Whether you are a new or returning presenter, we encourage you to seriously consider this opportunity to share your expertise at a conference of your peers.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Faculty Focus
Scoop.it!

Defining flipped learning: Four mistakes and a suggested standard

Defining flipped learning: Four mistakes and a suggested standard | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Many studies and implementations of flipped learning make one of four common errors in defining the term. In this article, I highlight these and suggest a common operational definition.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Faculty Focus
Scoop.it!

How Good Are Your Discussion Facilitation Skills?

How Good Are Your Discussion Facilitation Skills? | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
This survey can be used to more clearly identify the skills needed to lead class discussions and to gather student feedback as to your facilitation style.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Faculty Focus from Technology and Teaching
Scoop.it!

Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume - EdSurge News

Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume - EdSurge News | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

"A love for avocado lattes and Snapchat filters are just a few of the stereotypes following Millennials these days. But students are now pushing back on these generational generalizations, noting that assumptions regarding their attitudes, hobbies, and abilities are hurting them academically. One of the biggest misconceptions students at last week’s New Media Consortium’s Summer Conference (NMC) brought up was the idea that millennials are digital natives.

"Most people have heard this story before: the eight-year-old son teaching his forty-year-old dad how to use some new device or app. However, despite being an allegory of our times, a lot has been said off-the-record about misconceptions regarding students’ technological abilities. In an interview with EdSurge, Alexandra Pickett, the Director of New York State University’s Center for Online Teaching Excellence, noted that many of her students know how to use online platforms such as Twitter and Facebook for fun, but have no idea how to leverage them for academic and professional use. It’s a point the students at NMC echoed."


Via Jim Lerman, Deborah Banker
more...
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 25, 12:42 PM
What we use digital tools for in our daily lives is not what we use them for in classrooms. Neil Selwyn's and Larry Cuban's research have shown that digital tools used poorly do not improve teaching and learning
Chris Carter's curator insight, July 25, 7:17 PM
So true. Born into a digital world, we assume kids know how to navigate it. But really, did you know how to navigate your world when you grew up? Most kids are digital "naives" rather than digital natives, knowing just enough to do what they want to do. When I chaired a student-centered panel at EduTECH Asia in Singapore, the kids said the same thing. We should not unnecessarily put students in a box that assumes they know how to use the tools, to full effect, that the digital world provides.
GwynethJones's curator insight, July 25, 9:39 PM

I'm kinda not surprised by this!

Scooped by Faculty Focus
Scoop.it!

Contradictions in How We Think about Teaching

Contradictions in How We Think about Teaching | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
It’s perplexing how we are committed to data but unwilling to act on it. How we can love learning, but step away when confronted with pedagogical knowledge.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Faculty Focus
Scoop.it!

Teaching Blunders to Avoid: Ten Worst Teaching Mistakes – CELT

Like most faculty members, we began our academic careers with zero prior instruction on college teaching and quickly made almost every possible blunder.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Faculty Focus
Scoop.it!

Classroom Discussions: How to Apply the Right Amount of Structure

Classroom Discussions: How to Apply the Right Amount of Structure | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
One of the biggest challenges with effective classroom discussion involves finding the right balance between too much structure and a lack of structure.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Faculty Focus
Scoop.it!

Peer Review Strategies that Keep the Focus on Better Teaching

Peer Review Strategies that Keep the Focus on Better Teaching | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

Too often peer review for promotion and tenure don’t contain the type of feedback teachers need to continue their growth and development in the classroom.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Faculty Focus
Scoop.it!

Using a Flipped Classroom Approach and Just-in-Time Teaching to Engage Students

Using a Flipped Classroom Approach and Just-in-Time Teaching to Engage Students | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Course gets redesigned using the flipped classroom model and Just-in-Time-Teaching techniques that promote the use of class time for more active learning.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Faculty Focus
Scoop.it!

Digging Deeper into Social Presence

Digging Deeper into Social Presence | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
I've written several times about the Community of Inquiry framework and how it relates to online education. Developed initially by Garrison, Anderson and Archer (2000), the framework examines the different "presences" that need to be cultivated to build an effective online learning community. As they design and facilitate an online class, instructors need to thoughtfully…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Faculty Focus
Scoop.it!

Point-Based Grading Systems: Benefits and Liabilities

Point-Based Grading Systems: Benefits and Liabilities | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
There’s no perfect grading system. This post is about point systems—not because they’re the best or the worst but because they’re so widely used.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Faculty Focus
Scoop.it!

Professors are hired to teach, but few are ever taught how

Professors are hired to teach, but few are ever taught how | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

Professional development has to be relentlessly focused on student success.

more...
No comment yet.