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The Patience Problem | The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Patience Problem | The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

Sometime around the first of November, many of my students seem to hit a wall. The most dedicated writers may miss one of their weekly assignments for the first time in the semester. Other students, who have regularly contributed to discussion, go suddenly mute.

 

In the past I’ve tended to write off that malaise as a symptom of the season: Colds are catching, the social calendar hits a peak, and (as one working student mentioned today) the move to “holiday hours” in the retail industry means some students are working later into the night before returning to their studies.

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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.
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Learning Outside Your Comfort Zone

Learning Outside Your Comfort Zone | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
True, learning outside the comfort zone is anything but comfortable. But do it and watch how it changes things, most notably your teaching.
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Why I Teach Online

Why I Teach Online | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

Faculty objections to online teaching remain widespread in the academic circles in which I travel. At each of the universities where I’ve taught, I’ve encountered colleagues who feared or despised it, most of the time without ever actually having taught online themselves.

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Participation Points: Making Student Engagement Visible

Participation Points: Making Student Engagement Visible | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Engaged learners are active learners, but how do we help our students shift from grade seekers to knowledge seekers? A participation rubric can help.
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2017 Teaching Professor Conference

2017 Teaching Professor Conference | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

The 14th Annual Teaching Professor Conference will be in St. Louis, Missouri from June 2-4, 2017.  The conference features 80+ concurrent sessions,  seven preconference workshops, two plenary presentations, and 47 poster sessions.  

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Mid-term Formative Evaluation: Using a PLUS/DELTA Assessment Technique – CELT

You can learn a great deal about how your students are learning in a course, and what adjustments both you and your students might make, by asking your students to give your course a mid-term evaluation. One way to do this is by using a Plus/Delta feedback tool.
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The Teaching Professor Newsletter Celebrates 30 Years

The Teaching Professor Newsletter Celebrates 30 Years | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Where were you 30 years ago? Maryellen Weimer, PhD, was writing the very first issue of The Teaching Professor newsletter, and she hasn’t stopped since.
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Waking up to Tired Teaching

Waking up to Tired Teaching | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Sometimes teaching gets tired because we’ve done what we’re doing a hundred times before. We march through the material along well-worn paths.
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Getting Started with Blended Learning Videos

Getting Started with Blended Learning Videos | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
We asked 300 students enrolled in a general education course we teach what makes a good blended learning video. Here's what they told us.
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Assignment Helps Students Assess Their Progress

Assignment Helps Students Assess Their Progress | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
It is best to implement this assignment about a third of the way through a course so that underperforming students can change trajectory before the midterm.
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Reflecting on reflecting: Scholarship of teaching and learning as a tool to evaluate
contemplative pedagogies

Although interest in contemplative pedagogies has grown considerably in higher education, faculty have relatively few resources available to help them make evidence-based choices about the use of different contemplative pedagogies in particular disciplinary or course contexts. 

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Research on midcareer professors makes case for support after tenure

Research on midcareer professors makes case for support after tenure | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Research to be presented at AAC&U makes case for supporting these faculty members and pushes back against notions that posttenure professors suffer from “malaise.”
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Interleaving: An Evidence-Based Study Strategy

Interleaving: An Evidence-Based Study Strategy | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Interleaving is about retrieval practice, having students regularly revisit recently acquired knowledge, but not in the order it was presented or learned.
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Extending the Shelf-Life of Your Instructional Videos: Six Common Pitfalls to Avoid

Extending the Shelf-Life of Your Instructional Videos: Six Common Pitfalls to Avoid | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Video is a wonderfully visual medium that opens up new opportunities for teaching and learning. Here's how to extend the shelf-life of your course videos.
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New Report Examines What's Next for Academic and Research Libraries

NMC Horizon Report reveals the top trends, challenges, and technology developments disrupting academic and research libraries worldwide.
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What Research Tells Us about Online Discussion

What Research Tells Us about Online Discussion | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
A meta-analysis of studies on online discussion yields interesting findings about student participation habits that faculty can use to boost engagement.
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The Distracted Classroom

The Distracted Classroom | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
New research may help us break the impasse over how to cope with digital diversions in the classroom.
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Fabiana Garcia Marulanda's curator insight, March 13, 9:14 PM
Nowadays, it is normal to see the students becoming more and more distracted, which the teachers are trying to eradicate. However, it is a very complex thing to carry out, yet the document names a book so that all of us can access and understand how Handle distraction. 
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Key Issues in Teaching and Learning 2017

Key Issues in Teaching and Learning 2017 | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
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What Can We Learn from End-of-Course Evaluations?

What Can We Learn from End-of-Course Evaluations? | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
No matter how much we debate the issue, end-of-course ratings count. This post explains how faculty can move beyond these ratings to improve their teaching.
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Effective Discussion Prompts for Online Discussion Boards

Published on Jun 7, 2015
The video explains why it is important to ask right, open-ended questions. It will give you overview for ineffective and effective question for online discussion boards, and some ideas of alternatives to the question-and-answer format.

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Learning to facilitate online discussion requires practice and a first foundation in the best practices described in this video. 

HCL's curator insight, March 6, 8:20 PM
A little long but raises some valuable points on eliciting effective online discussions...
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Report: Students Accepted to College Still Unprepared for Higher Ed -- Campus Technology

Report: Students Accepted to College Still Unprepared for Higher Ed -- Campus Technology | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
The study examined 2014-2015 data from 911 schools in total, almost all of which accepted students who then required extra help before they were ready to tackle a "full load of college-level, credit-bearing courses."
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Timeless Quotes for Teaching and Learning Inspiration

Timeless Quotes for Teaching and Learning Inspiration | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
In this blog post, Maryellen Weimer shares some of her favorite quotations pulled from a variety of teaching and learning resources.
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More on Evidence-Based Teaching

More on Evidence-Based Teaching | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Interest in evidence-based teaching is laudatory and long overdue. But easy labels can hide layers of complexity--for quizzes and other practices.
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Peer Evaluation of Class Participation | Center for Teaching & Learning

Peer Evaluation of Class Participation | Center for Teaching & Learning | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
This memo describes a mechanism for evaluating class participation in courses where it matters, refined and developed over a couple of decades but surely not perfected.
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The Benefits of Peer Learning

The Benefits of Peer Learning | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
One of the concerns about peer learning is when students are teaching each other, there's always the chance they'll share incorrect information.
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The Fine Art of Sniffing Out Crappy Science

The Fine Art of Sniffing Out Crappy Science | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Two professors at the U. of Washington want to teach students how to survive the avalanche of false or misleading data shaken loose by shifts in media, technology, and politics.
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