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Turns out getting into university is only the first step

Turns out getting into university is only the first step | Teaching tips | Scoop.it
Students arrive at orientation week bright-eyed and enthusiastic but not all adapt well to university life.
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Cloud-based capacity building

Cloud-based capacity building | Teaching tips | Scoop.it
Information on cloud-based modules for continuing and sessional academic staff on teaching and learning
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Different Types of Group Work: Clearing up the Confusion

Different Types of Group Work:  Clearing up the Confusion | Teaching tips | Scoop.it
The emergence of different kinds of group work is a welcome outgrowth of the move away from lectures. There’s still plenty of lecturing going on, but there’s less than there used to be. In its place are a variety of activities that more effectively engage students; one of the most common being the use of group work.
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The surprising science of motivation.

The surprising science of motivation. | Teaching tips | Scoop.it
Organizations use the carrot and stick approach to incentivize workers. Humans are not wired so simply based on three factors that influence their motivation and ultimate engagement in a particular task. Watch to see which factors Daniel Pink uses.
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Digital literacy in the developing world: a gender gap

Digital literacy in the developing world: a gender gap | Teaching tips | Scoop.it
In the pervasively connected world of the 21st century, creating and sharing knowledge has never been easier. But the fact remains that many people still lack the skills required to access this information…
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Reflections on Teaching: Learning from our Stories | Faculty Focus

Reflections on Teaching: Learning from our Stories | Faculty Focus | Teaching tips | Scoop.it
Most faculty have heard the admonitions that teachers should do more critical reflection, but many are confused as what that means.
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Role Playing - Communication Skills Training from MindTools.com

Role Playing - Communication Skills Training from MindTools.com | Teaching tips | Scoop.it
This article looks at role playing, an important technique for preparing for difficult conversations and situations.
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A lesson in inclusion delivered to trainee teachers by those who know

A lesson in inclusion delivered to trainee teachers by those who know | Teaching tips | Scoop.it
Five actors with learning disabilities are helping trainee teachers at Deakin University learn about what it is like to be different and what it might mean for the classroom.
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Classroom Assessment Technique: Concept Maps - YouTube

Classroom Assessment Technique: Concept Maps - YouTube | Teaching tips | Scoop.it
Dr. Karen Rohrbauck Stout, an associate professor at Western Washington University, has used concept mapping and mind mapping since she was an undergraduate,...
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Who goes to university? The changing profile of our students

Who goes to university? The changing profile of our students | Teaching tips | Scoop.it
In 1970 there were 269 male university students per 100 female university students. However females overtook males in 1987 and now there are 80 males for every 100 females.
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Educational Technology Guy: Google Accessibility Features in Chrome (OS and Browser)

Educational Technology Guy: Google Accessibility Features in Chrome (OS and Browser) | Teaching tips | Scoop.it
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40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies

40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies | Teaching tips | Scoop.it
40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies: Watching Videos Like You Read A Book
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Teaching in a Digital Age | The Open Textbook Project provides flexible and affordable access to higher education resources

Teaching in a Digital Age | The Open Textbook Project provides flexible and affordable access to higher education resources | Teaching tips | Scoop.it
The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when everyone,and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology. A framework for making decisions about your teaching is provided, while understanding that every subject is different, and every instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching.The book enables teachers and instructors to help students develop the knowledge and skills they will need in a digital age: not so much the IT skills, but the thinking and attitudes to learning that will bring them success. Book release date (final version): 1 April 2015. For subsequent updates, see Updates and Revisions.[Scroll down for list of contents]
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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 is ready

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 is ready | Teaching tips | Scoop.it
I spent the weekend compiling this year's Top 100 Tools List, updating the Top 100 Tools site and producing a slideset that I have uploaded to Slideshare and embedded below. I've also done a full a...
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Who Gets to Graduate?

Who Gets to Graduate? | Teaching tips | Scoop.it
Rich students complete their college degrees; working-class students like Vanessa Brewer usually don’t. Can the University of Texas change her chances of success?
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The Bamboo Project: Future Skills 2020 and the Implications for Professional Development

The Bamboo Project: Future Skills 2020 and the Implications for Professional Development | Teaching tips | Scoop.it
Over the weekend I ran across an interesting report in The Atlantic from the for-profit University of Phoenix. It looks at what they consider to be the six major drivers of change and the skills that will be necessary to...
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