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What Will Improve a Student's Memory?

How does the mind work—and especially how does it learn?
Teachers’ instructional decisions are based on a mix of theories
learned in teacher education, trial and error, craft knowledge, and
gut instinct. Such gut knowledge often serves us well, but is there
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Center for Teaching Excellence Resource Center
The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) curates and shares higher education resources in support of our mission to serve as a clearinghouse for information on instructional development. Here you will find resources relating to active learning, course design, critical thinking, assessment, inquiry, information literacy, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
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Better Angels Media

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Launched in 2016, Better Angels is a bipartisan citizen’s movement to unify our divided nation. By bringing red and blue Americans together into a working alliance, we’re building new ways to talk to one another, participate together in public life, and influence the direction of the nation.

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ACUE’s Effective Practice Framework©

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With great teaching, students succeed.

Decades of scholarship have identified practices that help students engage, persist in their studies, and learn more.

ACUE’s Effective Practice Framework is a leading statement of the instructional skills that every college educator should possess. It was independently validated and is endorsed by the American Council on Education.
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LRNR

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We unlock the value of Open Educational Resources. Our personalized learning courses are the simple, elegant solution to overbuilt and oversold adaptive learning promises.

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Edfinity

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Edfinity is an NSF-backed homework and testing platform. No self-hosting or installation required. Edfinity provides ready-to-go homework mapped to dozens of courses and textbooks.
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The Expert TA 

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Expert TA is an online homework and tutorial system for introductory physics. We believe that students learn physics best by solving problems. Everything we do is based on that.

Our mission is to provide physics instructors and students exactly the tools they need to make the entire problem solving process the best learning experience it can possibly be. Rather than sticking to right versus wrong answers, generic hints, or tired old problems, Expert TA steps up and out.
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PHET: Free online physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and math simulations

PHET: Free online physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and math simulations | Center for Teaching Excellence Resource Center | Scoop.it
Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations. PhET sims are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery.
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OER Hub

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The Open Education Research Hub (OER Hub) are leaders in researching the impact of open educational resources (OER) on teaching and learning practices. Our aim is to raise the quality and profile of research in this field. OER Hub has three key objectives:

Building capacity in the OER research domain
Conducting research into open education and OER
Producing resources for the open education research community
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Top Hat

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Top Hat is education software built for professors and teaching faculty. Make your classroom come to life with the best active learning platform. Used by over 750 leading universities across North America. Take Top Hat for a test drive today.
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DART: Decibel Analysis for Research in Teaching 

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Decibel Analysis for Research in Teaching (DART) is a software tool that analyzes classroom sound to predict with ~90% accuracy the quantity of time spent on Single Voice (e.g. lecture), Multiple Voice (e.g. pair discussion), and No Voice (e.g. clicker, question thinking) activities.
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The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society

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We envision higher education as an opportunity to cultivate deep personal and social awareness: an exploration of meaning, purpose, and values in service to our common future.
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Gendered Language in Teaching Evaluations

This interactive chart lets you explore the words used to describe male and female teachers in about 14 million reviews from RateMyProfessor.com.
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Odigia | Learning Liberated

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Odigia’s innovative platform provides an immersive teaching and learning experience with tools that drive engagement and collaboration.  Simplified analytics measure performance, while pinpointing learning gaps to improve retention and success.
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Blending Education

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You've just found Blended Learning you can use right now. We've got loads of free ideas & resources to help you save time, cut costs and minimize effort.
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SPARC: Advancing Open Access, Open Data, Open Education

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SPARC is a global organization committed to making Open the default mode for all research and education, empowering people to solve big problems and make new discoveries through the adoption of Open Access, Open Data, and Open Education.
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OASIS

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Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS) is a search tool that aims to make the discovery of open content easier. OASIS currently searches open content from 98 different sources and contains 368,237 records.

OASIS is being developed at SUNY Geneseo's Milne Library.

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SkillsCommons Repository

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Explore free and open educational resources in Workforce Development
Developed in partnership with local industries
Reviewed by subject matter experts
Focused on skills businesses need today
Use our interactive Industry Wheel to locate materials that are free and open for you to use!
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How to Make Your Teaching More Inclusive

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Teaching inclusively means embracing student diversity in all forms — race, ethnicity, gender, disability, socioeconomic background, ideology, even personality traits like introversion — as an asset. It means designing and teaching courses in ways that foster talent in all students, but especially those who come from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education.
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� MC Test Analysis · Garrick Aden-Buie

� MC Test Analysis · Garrick Aden-Buie | Center for Teaching Excellence Resource Center | Scoop.it
Many educators design multiple-choice question examination. How do we know that these tests are valid and reliable? How can we improve upon the test by way of modifying, revising and deleting items based on student responses?
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Excelsior OWL - the Excelsior College Online Writing Lab

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Welcome to the Excelsior College Online Writing Lab (OWL), an award-winning open education resource offering multimedia support for writing and reading.
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