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How to run a Wikipedia assignment in S23

  • Organization: Wiki Edu
  • Start Date: 12/07/22
  • Time: 12:00 - 1:00 Duration:
  • Type: Type: Webinar
  • Topic: Topic: Pedagogy

Wiki Edu logo Join this informational session about teaching with Wikipedia! The deadline to run a wikipedia assignment in Spring 2023 is right around the corner! Please submit your course by December 16 to ensure your spot in the program. Remember, Wiki Education's support is fully funded, and there are no fees to run a Wikipedia assignment. Wikipedia truly needs you and your students to help it achieve its goal of representing the sum total of human knowledge. Join us this spring to continue this important work!


Cultivating Belonging for Faculty & Students

  • Organization: Lumen Learning
  • Duration:
  • Length: (1 hr)
  • Type: Type: Video
  • Topic: Topic: Research

Lumen Learning logo "Explore the importance of belonging in our upcoming webinar. This webinar will discuss why focusing on belonging is important, preview Lumen’s faculty professional development opportunity: Belonging and Inclusive Teaching Fundamentals, and share specific actions faculty can take to foster a sense of belonging in the learning environment."


Phrasing Matters When Posing Questions to Students

Harvard Business Publishing - EducationHere’s How to Hone Your Technique and Better Assess Students’ Retention of Course Material


Experiential Class Projects for Spring Semester

Student Opportunity Center logo Your One-Stop Shop for Running Experiential Learning (EL) Projects With Companies. This is a no-cost service for faculty/institutions—in fact $500 faculty stipends are available. This academic year, over 500 large employers are looking for class partners for their 4-12 week Experiential Learning Projects. These organizations run these projects as a way to help develop students' real-world skills and scout talent for future hire. For more info, see this step-by-step overview of the process and FAQ document.


How to Give Your Students Better Feedback with Technology

The Chronicle of Higher Education logo Welcome to The Chronicle’s guide on how to use technology to better evaluate and comment on students’ work. Whether you’re a novice or an expert user of technology, you will find useful tips and answers to common questions here.


Why Undergraduate Students (and Faculty) Struggle with Active Learning

Harvard Business Publishing - Education"Active learning methods are more effective and engaging than passive approaches such as lecture-based instruction. However, undergraduate students often struggle with problem-solving exercises, case studies, and team projects. . .  In this webinar, Professor Mike Roberto will help us engage undergraduate students effectively through active learning methods while minimizing common frustrations and pitfalls."


Creating an escape room activity to enrich students’ undergraduate management education

Journal of Education for Business logoArticle by Dr. Jay Pickern and Dr. Helena R. Costakis: "Educational escape rooms are beneficial for student learning as it relates to critical thinking, decision making under time constraints and practical exploration of real-life work scenarios. This type of learning experience is beneficial across many disciplines with emphasis for healthcare management due to the dynamic nature and common pressures of professional healthcare. The following paper contributes to existing literature by presenting an educational escape room designed as a pedagogical innovation for teaching healthcare management. Future research and future assessment directives are discussed."


How to Write an UnGoogleable Exam Question – Part 1

David Smith"Post COVID-19, the rules of assessment have changed. Online examinations are here to stay, which will typically involve students answering set questions and should really be thought of as time-limited coursework. With the whole of human knowledge just a fingertip away, the problem is how do you prevent the answer being looked up? In Part 1 of this blog series, I’ll look at a few examples that worked in the 2020/21 delivery of my modules."


How to Write an UnGoogleable Exam Question – Part 2

David Smith"Part 1 of this blog series considered integrating knowledge, spot-the-error style questions and application of knowledge through problem solving. These are all ways of assessing understanding and applying information. But there are even more options for writing ungoogleable questions. In this post, I share three additional examples of written questions that cannot easily be googled. The trick in this is that I’m asking for opinions and rationale from the students. The information is there, it’s their job to tell me what they think about it."


The "I Do - WE Do - YOU Do" Model Explained

Evidence-Based Teaching LogoThe I Do – We Do – You Do model involves you in following a series of steps starting with you leading instruction and finishing with students working independently. In the I Do stage, you explain what students need to understand or model how to do a process. Then, in the We Do stage, you help your students by providing scaffolds such as prompts or partially completed procedures. Finally, in the You Do stage, your students do the procedure or show their understanding on their own.


Latinx Belonging in Higher Education

  • Organization: Lumen Learning
  • Duration:
  • Length: (1 hr)
  • Type: Type: Video
  • Topic: Topic: Research

Lumen Learning logo

Lumen Learning Logo 2022

In "Latinx Belonging in Higher Education," a panel composed of Latinx-identifying college students discuss the realities of being a Latinx student. They also discuss what belonging can look like for a Latinx student in higher education settings. Panelists discuss the importance of faculty seeing cultural identity as an asset and ways to appreciate and celebrate their student's cultural identities to encourage inclusion and a sense of belonging. This discussion also features a brief conversation about Hispanic, Latino, and Latinx usage in higher education.


The Unique Experiences of First-Gen Students

  • Organization: Lumen Learning
  • Start Date: 11/10/22
  • Time: 2:00 - 3:00 Duration:
  • Length: (1 hr)
  • Type: Type: Webinar
  • Topic: Topic: Research

Lumen Learning logo

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"In 'The Unique Experiences of a First-Gen Student,' a panel composed of first-generation college students will be asked to reflect on how being a first-gen student affects their experience in higher education. . . Attending faculty members should leave with insight into how they can offer genuine support to their first-gen students in ways that foster the necessary sense of belonging and inclusion."


A Learning Culture Deters Cheating

Harvard Business Publishing - Education"As long as degrees are treated like commodities, the journey to getting them will never seem as important as the destination. And when students are more focused on the external rewards of academia (i.e., grades, jobs, graduate school admissions), they will inevitably find ways to cut corners and even cheat."


2023 USG Teaching & Learning Conference: Call for Proposals

University System of Georgia Logo The University System of Georgia invites you to submit session proposals for this year’s USG Teaching & Learning Conference on March 29-31, 2023, in Athens, Georgia. Proposals are due by October 30 and should focus on topics related to:
  • teaching and learning, including implementation of emerging pedagogies and/or technologies
  • engagement and motivation strategies
  • high-impact practices
  • other classroom innovations
  • community and connections
  • wellness and well-being


Bringing Inclusivity and Belonging to DEI Programs

  • Organization: Wiley
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  • Length: (1 hr,10 mn)
  • Type: Type: Video
  • Topic: Topic: Research

Wiley logoAs tech leaders continue to work towards their DEI goals in the face of economic uncertainty, they must strike a fine balance between meeting the needs of their business, while ensuring that all employees feel included and have a sense of belonging. A focus on topics, such as remote work and critical race theory, may help to create or enhance a culture of inclusivity and belonging, but can also present leaders with very tricky conundrums and backlash if not handled carefully (including workplace phenomena like the "Great Resignation" and "Quiet quitting"). In this webinar, we will explore these topics with leading experts and offer actionable guidance on how to navigate these challenges.


Educators’ Most Effective Attention-Grabbing Technique

Harvard Business Publishing - Education

5 Ways Compelling Teachers Move Beyond Presenting to Storytelling


Your Role in Students’ Success: Support That Lasts Beyond the Classroom

Harvard Business Publishing - EducationWith the future of work in continual flux, it’s unclear what shape employment will take for our next generation of workers—the students we’re teaching now. To successfully transition into today’s evolving workforce, our students need support that starts well before graduation—support that’s often overlooked, or that’s left to career services. As educators, you are uniquely positioned to help your students navigate the unspoken rules of the workforce, setting them up for success both in the classroom and beyond it. In this webinar, Gorick Ng, career advisor at Harvard College, first-generation college student, and best-selling author, will share his experiences helping students prepare for success.


Cultivating Connection in a Course Setting

  • Organization: Faculty Focus
  • Start Date: 09/14/22
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  • Type: Type: Article
  • Topic: Topic: Pedagogy

people in a circle with their hands on top of each other in the center of a circle"An important lesson I learned over the years while teaching in academia is that kindness and connection matter in a course. Showing up for students with kindness, compassion, and encouragement goes a long way in supporting their well-being." Here are some ideas to practice significant connection in a course.


“It’s Time We Talk About Mental Health in Business Classrooms. But how?”

Harvard Business Publishing - Education"Educating current and future leaders on pressing workplace mental health issues is no longer an option—it’s an imperative. . . In this webinar, Carin Knoop and Bahia El Oddi will share strategies to help you introduce and manage crucial and delicate conversations about mental health with your students, including how to:
  • Increase your self-awareness and confront stereotypes
  • Avoid major pitfalls when discussing mental health issues in class
  • Promote open dialogue and a safe, supportive, and respectful classroom environment
  • Support your students beyond the classroom


First-Generation Students Share Their Experiences in Higher Ed

Harvard Business Publishing - Education

And the Missing School Resources That Would Help Them Thrive


The Career Advice Your Gen Z Students Want You to Share

Harvard Business Publishing - Education

Road-Tested Tips from an Enterprising Recent Grad


Perusall 102

  • Organization: Perusall
  • Duration:
  • Length: (1 hr 5 min)
  • Type: Type: Video
  • Topic: Topic: Technology

Perusall LogoAn exploration of how Perusall works with an LMS, in-depth scoring, in-depth grouping, peer review, multi-modal assignments, and reviewing student work.


The Support Your First-Generation Students Need to Be Successful

Harvard Business Publishing - Education

It Starts with Demystifying the College Experience


The Path Ahead for Community Colleges

The Chronicle of Higher Education logo3 ways to reset and succeed.


Perusall 101

  • Organization: Perusall
  • Duration:
  • Length: (1 hr)
  • Type: Type: Video
  • Topic: Topic: Technology

Perusall LogoDesigned for instructors new to Perusall, this webinar covers how to get started with Perusall. You will learn how to make assignments, create groups, and build out your Perusall library.


What Teaching Looks Like

  • Organization: Elon University
  • Duration:
  • Type: Type: Article
  • Topic: Topic: Learning Science

Elon UniversityBy weaving together a unique collection of documentary photographs of modern teaching and learning at US colleges and universities with research-based discussion of the state of engaged learning, the book teaches readers to think through and with photographs in new ways, offering insights and perspectives with the potential to change teaching, administrative, and support practices for the better.


What We Are Learning About Learning

CNDLS logo“What We Are Learning About Learning” is a podcast about teaching and learning in higher education. Through this resource, we hope to expand and share more broadly the conversations we’re having with students, faculty, and staff, and throw light on some of the most important issues and developments in higher education today.


Accessibility Summer Camp Recordings

  • Organization: WSU Tech
  • Duration:
  • Type: Type: Video
  • Topic: Topic: Online Learning

Accessibility Summer CampThe Accessibility Summer Camp (ASC) is a FREE annual conference based in Wichita, KS with the goal of connecting professionals and educators with best practices in accessibility with individuals who have a desire to learn. Recordings of ASC 2022 are now available.


The Future of Academic Libraries

The Chronicle of Higher Education logoCampus libraries have evolved into bustling hubs that provide students with a sense of community and access to information, while remaining adaptable enough to meet changing needs... In an upcoming virtual forum, Scott Carlson, a Chronicle senior writer, will talk with a panel of experts about how libraries have adapted to change and evolved to serve institutional and student needs, including operating as maker spaces, business incubators, and more.


Office Hours with John Gardner

  • Organization: Gardner Institute
  • Duration:
  • Type: Type: Podcast
  • Topic: Topic: Research

Gardner InstitutePlease join John N. Gardner, Founder Executive Chair of the non-profit John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education (Gardner Institute) for a series of provocative conversations with leaders and influencers in higher education.


REMOTE Summit

REMOTE LogoREMOTE is a free virtual event where frontline faculty and decision makers from global universities and colleges share highly relevant strategies and interventions for all learning modalities - classroom, blended/hybrid, and online. REMOTE helps to design and deliver the best possible experiences and outcomes for teachers and learners - from learner variability, adaptive learning, to effective use of tools and equitable use of digital learning.


The "Tipped" Classroom

  • Organization: Breana Bayraktar
  • Duration:
  • Type: Type: Article
  • Topic: Topic: Pedagogy

students working together

In a 'flipped' class, success at in-class activities is highly reliant on students being diligent about the at-home work. The "tipped' class is more forgiving.

 


How To Improve Assessment and Feedback Practice

  • Organization: teachonline.ca
  • Duration:
  • Type: Type: Video
  • Topic: Topic: Pedagogy

In this webinar, you’ll learn the seven principles of good assessment and feedback. Based on a sound body of evidence of good pedagogic practice from across the UK and internationally, these principles can be applied to all aspects of learning design and teaching in all sectors of education. They offer an actionable way to improve learning, teaching and assessment, underpinned by the effective application of technology.


Faculty Focus

  • Organization: Faculty Focus
  • Duration:
  • Type: Type: Podcast
  • Topic: Topic: Learning Science

Faculty Focus LiveWe’re here to bring instructors and teachers inspiration, energy, and creative strategies that they can utilize in their everyday teaching. We hope the following tips, tricks, and pedagogy techniques give teachers and instructors an extra boost of creativity and motivation.  These episodes are perfect for your drive to work or can be integrated as a 15-minute think session to get your wheels turning before stepping into the classroom or “zooming” onto the computer screen.


Reflection-Based Classroom Activities

University System of Georgia LogoIn this webinar, we will examine various means of reflection in-action and reflection on-action through in-class and out-of-class activities, and give students the tools to be successful and think differently.


Free Technology Tools to Teach YOUR Way

University System of Georgia LogoIn this webinar, instructional design and digital learning power-duo Tiffani Reardon and Tammy Powell will show free technology tools to help you teach in new and creative ways while also working smarter, not harder. Participants will walk away with a list of free tools and practical tips and ideas for implementing them in all class modalities.


Student Readiness: Returning to Campus

University System of Georgia LogoIn this webinar, participants will reflect and draw upon lessons and knowledge gained during the shift to remote learning, including an increased focus on emotional well-being. We will recommend evidence-based strategies for the return to class that respect the expense of time and energy needed, for both students and faculty.


Designing ePortfolios to Support Student Learning: The Hows, Whys, and Some Stories

University System of Georgia LogoIn this webinar, we point to the AAC&U’s work on ePortfolios as a high-impact practice, introduce digital platforms you might adopt to document student learning, and tell the stories of two students and their ePortfolios.


Motivation and Gamification

University System of Georgia LogoThis webinar will discuss what gamification is, why game mechanics are engaging, and how to apply these concepts in a learning environment. Through implementation of gamification, these techniques and components can be adapted to current teaching practices to benefit our students. Handout: Gamification Checklist PPT slides (PDF)


Documenting Effective Teaching Behaviors

University System of Georgia LogoMake the most of your professional development experiences and showcase your teaching innovations and accomplishments! Using our Critical Teaching Behaviors framework, we’ll discuss how you can create a reflective narrative of effective teaching using evidence from instructional artifacts you already have or could easily create. Nearpod asynchronous link, Code: ZKQ2J This link will allow participants to work through the slides and activities while watching the presentation. Narrative starter activities Note: the doc is set to “View Only” access. To create an editable version, click “File” and select either the “Make a Copy” or “Download” option. Critical Teaching Behaviors materials request form


Building a Certified Peer Observation Program: Improving Teaching and Removing Biases

University System of Georgia LogoThe Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership at the University of North Georgia (UNG) is planning a Certified Peer Observation Program designed to be a non-threatening way to improve teaching through peer feedback from a fully trained observer. . . We will provide a preliminary overview of the system under development at UNG, will offer suggestions for how to incorporate peer observations into teaching portfolios, and we encourage participants to bring their own ideas to share.


Getting--and Then Keeping--Students Engaged

Harvard Business Publishing - EducationMike Roberto, professor and author of numerous simulations and multimedia cases, discusses the many ways to successfully connect with students and leverage tech tools to create meaningful class discussions in online, hybrid, and in-person classes.


Reducing Cognitive Load: Focusing on What Matters in Online and Hybrid Teaching

Harvard Business Publishing - EducationProfessor Bill Schiano explores the importance of focusing on what really matters to help manage the cognitive load of teaching so that both educators and students get the most from their classes.


Amplifying Engagement: Energizing Students in Large Online Classrooms

Harvard Business Publishing - EducationSuboptimal engagement undermines skill development, human connection, and the joy of education. This webinar highlights specific techniques for teachers to increase student engagement in large online classrooms for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.


Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities in Online Case Teaching

Harvard Business Publishing - EducationEllen Desmarais, Senior Vice President of Higher Education, leads a conversation with Harvard Business School Professor V.G. Narayanan and Bentley University Professor Bill Schiano about the challenges for faculty and students in teaching and learning with cases online and in hybrid classrooms.


Designing Engaging Learning Experiences for Undergraduates

Harvard Business Publishing - EducationTailoring your teaching for this student population is essential. This webinar explores how educators can design courses, select learning materials, and teach class sessions in a way that engages undergraduate students effectively.


Designing Better Courses: Blending the Best of Pre- and Post-Pandemic Pedagogy

Harvard Business Publishing - Education In this webinar, Rob Austin, Professor ofInformation Systems at Ivey Business School, and an affiliated faculty member at Harvard Medical School, will talk about how to design and structure courses to combine the best features of a pre- and post-pandemic learning and improve the class experience for students and instructors.


I Wanted to Know How to Better Engage My Students Online. So I Asked Them.

Harvard Business Publishing - EducationBy asking my students, I’ve learned that reimagining my virtual teaching approach is about far more than the tools and technologies—it’s about connection, experimentation, and vulnerability. And when you do it right, you can create an environment that will lead to better online discussions and a stronger experience—for both you and your students.


You Shouldn’t Be the Only One Talking in Your Digital Classroom

Harvard Business Publishing - EducationJoan Allatta and Paul Myers concur that students learn as much from each other as they do from their instructor. With a full bag of tricks and compelling exercises to bring students into the conversation online, educators can count on engaged students to do much more of the talking—and teaching—in digital environments.


How the Pandemic Made me a Better Educator

Harvard Business Publishing - EducationAs we begin 2021, we know that connecting with students is more important and more challenging than ever before due to the changes in learning environments brought about by the pandemic. Harvard Business Review Editor, Amy Bernstein, will lead a conversation with Harvard Business School Professor Francesca Gino to explore why connection matters and how to find new and creative ways to build connection and boost student engagement.


The Teaching Year No One Could Have Planned For

Harvard Business Publishing - EducationAs we closed out 2020 to head into a new semester, we wanted to pause and reflect on what we’ve learned, how far we’ve come, and where we want to go in the new year. To understand what the year has been like for educators—really—we asked four Inspiring Minds contributors to share how they managed the highs and lows of adapting to the virtual classroom, how they connected with students while trying to achieve some semblance of personal balance, and how they feel about the future.


Engaging Students

University System of Georgia LogoIn this interactive session, we will discuss how to leverage technologies to create engaging learning experiences while making it manageable for you as an instructor. We will focus on technologies and strategies you could use to facilitate three elements of student engagement: communication, connection, and interaction. (Worksheet and webinar materialsPadlet Posts)


Creating Community in Hybrid and Online Courses

University System of Georgia LogoWhile online environments are certainly different from face-to-face environments, there are many ways to create a sense of community in hybrid classes that match, or even exceeds, traditional face-to-face class engagement. During this webinar we will explore how to bridge that divide to develop a positive and supportive learning environment that will allow all learners to succeed. (Creating Community slides (PDF))


Hybrid High-Impact Practices (HIPs): What we know and where we might go

University System of Georgia LogoWe trust participants will leave the session more knowledgeable of core research on hybrid HIPs; eager to participate with HIPs communities of practice here in Georgia; and, equipped with powerful examples of how you might adapt hybrid HIPs for your courses, program, or campus. (HybridHIPs slides, Part 1, HybridHIPs slides, Part 2)


Promoting Intellectual Engagement

University System of Georgia LogoYou’ve moved your course online: How do you inspire the same level of creative excitement about discovering connections, exploring insights, and working together to construct deep understandings of the material? In this session, we will provide you with guidelines and specific strategies for creating the environment that supports intellectual engagement and exploration in your asynchronous online course.


What is Differentiated Instruction? Examples of How to Differentiate Instruction in the Classroom

Resilient EducatorJust as everyone has a unique fingerprint, every student has an individual learning style. Chances are, not all of your students grasp a subject in the same way or share the same level of ability. So how can you better deliver your lessons to reach everyone in class? Consider differentiated instruction—a method you may have heard about but haven’t explored, which is why you’re here. In this article, learn exactly what it means, how it works, and the pros and cons.


Teacher Wellbeing Strategies

  • Organization: Resilient Educator
  • Duration:
  • Type: Type: Article
  • Topic: Topic: Mental Health

Resilient EducatorTeacher wellbeing is a crucial element of overall school health. Educators often experience significant amounts of pressure and stress, and don’t have the proper tools or mindset to overcome these challenges. We have the right resources for educators to find that healthy work-life balance and live happy and productive lives inside and outside of the classroom.


Cultivating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Education Environments

Resilient EducatorRacial and cultural diversity are hallmarks of our society. To celebrate this diversity, and cultivate harmony and respect for all peoples, educators must nurture equality and inclusion within the classroom. Students enter the classroom carrying an assortment of beliefs. This may include racial and cultural prejudices picked up from their neighborhoods, pop culture, and their families. Educators can help combat prejudice and racial discord by supporting positive behaviors among students, fostering a sense of belonging for all students and their families, and instilling respect for all peoples.


Building Community Resilience: Coalition Building and Communications Guide

Milken Institute School of Public HealthThe Building Community Resilience framework connects the science behind adverse childhood experiences and the social determinants of health to real-world health care practice and public policy. The framework provides the opportunity to collaborate across a community by focusing on four central components: creating a shared understanding of childhood and community adversity, assessing system readiness, developing cross-sector partnerships, and engaging families and residents.


The Novice to Expert Shift

Harvard Graduate School of EducationThe thinking scaffolds that can help teachers move their students toward deeper levels of understanding.


Summative and Formative Assessment

University System of Georgia LogoAs learning models shift between face to face, hybrid, and remote, how we facilitate and assess learning naturally shift as well. Traditional models of homework, in-person exams, and student presentations necessarily require rethinking and flexibility. How might we approach these changes to assessments in ways that are equitable, feasible, and motivational? (Reframing Assessment in Uncertain Landscapes Workshop Handout, Resources Handout-Reframing Assessment in Uncertain Landscapes [Expanded handout put together with the Chancellor’s Learning Scholars in mind.], Workshop Slides: Reframing Assessment in Uncertain Landscapes)


Cultivating Self-Care and Burnout Resilience in Uncharted Waters

University System of Georgia LogoThis session will explore what burnout is, how our current circumstances can exacerbate a sense of overload, and how burnout syndrome may impact students and their learning. Participants will leave with suggestions regarding how to cultivate self-care and wellness in all domains of life, and how to embed these techniques as a pedagogical practice in the learning paradigm. Finally, participants will learn how to foster resilience to keep the boat afloat amidst these uncharted waters. (Slides, Checklist for Transparent Assignments.pdf, Transparent Assignment Template)


Treating Cheating as a Growth Opportunity (for our students and for us, too)

University System of Georgia LogoWhen a student cheats, what emotions do we experience? It’s hard to step aside from our instinctive negative responses to these incidents, but they’re important opportunities for both faculty and students to treat as learning opportunities. In this session, we’ll use case studies as a basis for sharing responses to complex situations. We’ll consider ways that we can prevent or lessen academic dishonesty, and how – if it does occur – our responses can result in the most meaningful growth for our students. (Resources, Case 1, Case 2, Case 3)


Hybrid Classrooms: Four case studies

University System of Georgia LogoA panel of four faculty members who are teaching hybrid courses this fall will share how they are engaging students both in the classroom and online, how they are accommodating the changes in classroom space, and will share ideas for how this has led to unique opportunities not previously explored.


Back to the Classroom: Moving Forward

University System of Georgia LogoMasks, physical distancing, and the flexibility to alternate between on-campus and synchronous online class sessions have allowed campus-based classes to resume for many of us. However, recent evidence from faculty indicates that some types of flexibility leads to a decline in engagement and academic performance for students who are choosing to shift to online sessions. In this presentation we share lessons learned from our return to campus, and offer recommendations for moving forward.


Get Your Students to Read: Transform Learning with Perusall

University System of Georgia LogoLearning is a social experience — it requires interactions and interactivity. The coronavirus pandemic has been a good opportunity to rethink our approach to teaching. Moving some tasks to an online format suggests that many activities that have traditionally been synchronous and instructor-paced, can be made asynchronous and self-paced. Through Perusall, Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University, will demonstrate how to move information transfer and sense-making online and make it interactive, promoting social interactions between students. In addition, he will discuss how the platform promotes intrinsic and extrinsic motivation to improve student performance. (Video introduction and pre-webinar assignment)


Promoting Student Well-Being in Learning Environments

  • Organization: Teaching in Higher Ed
  • Duration:
  • Length: (34 min)
  • Type: Type: Podcast
  • Topic: Topic: Learning Science

Teaching in Higher Ed logoShaina Rowell is Assistant Director of Educational Development in the Center for Teaching and Learning at Washington University in St. Louis where she works with faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. She is particularly interested in helping instructors consider ways they can promote student well-being and has enjoyed collaborating with staff at the student health center.


Rethinking Critical Thinking

  • Organization: Teaching in Higher Ed
  • Duration:
  • Length: (32 min)
  • Type: Type: Podcast
  • Topic: Topic: Learning Science

Teaching in Higher Ed logoMays Imad is a neuroscientist, a science educator, an educational developer, and a mental health advocate. Dr. Imad’s current research focuses on stress, self-awareness and regulation, advocacy, and classroom community, and how these relate to cognition, metacognition, and, ultimately, student learning and success.


Unraveling Faculty Burnout

  • Organization: Teaching in Higher Ed
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  • Length: (31 min)
  • Type: Type: Podcast
  • Topic: Topic: Mental Health

Teaching in Higher Ed logoDr. Rebecca Pope-Ruark is an Associate Professor of English specializing in professional writing and rhetoric and Elon University in North Carolina. Her research interests include effective collaboration, project-based service-learning pedagogies, design thinking in higher education, and Scrum project management.


A Real World Approach to Deadlines

  • Organization: Robert Talbert, Ph.D.
  • Start Date: 01/19/22
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  • Type: Type: Article
  • Topic: Topic: Pedagogy

Robert TalbertA "real world" approach to deadlines on college work means something different than you might think.


Lecture Breakers

  • Organization: Barbi Honeycutt
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  • Type: Type: Podcast
  • Topic: Topic: Learning Science

Lecture Breakers logoThe Lecture Breakers podcast is the place where educators share innovative teaching strategies to help you break up your lecture, energize your classroom, increase student engagement, and improve learning.


Engaging Students

University System of Georgia LogoIn this interactive session, we will discuss how to leverage technologies to create engaging learning experiences while making it manageable for you as an instructor. We will focus on technologies and strategies you could use to facilitate three elements of student engagement: communication, connection, and interaction. (Worksheet and webinar materials, Padlet Posts)


Perusall Exchange 2021

  • Organization: Perusall
  • Duration:
  • Type: Type: Video
  • Topic: Topic: Learning Science

Perusall Logo By popular demand, the conference will remain open so that the presentations, annotations, and recorded live sessions continue to be a resource and serve as a learning community. Watch the presentations and recorded sessions, then engage in the comments with fellow participants to keep the conversations going!


Ten Online Course Structural Components to Support Learning

  • Organization: Faculty Focus
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  • Type: Type: In-Person Conference
  • Topic: Topic: Online Learning

Faculty Focus"Online courses can be examined from two perspectives—what students do in the course and how a professor structures the course... [In structuring a course,] instructors make intentional choices in course design, optimize course layout, standardize due dates, and provide meaningful feedback with grades. From our combined thirty-plus years of teaching online pedagogy, we have devised ten (plus a bonus!) recommendations for structural components in a digital classroom.


Carterette Webinars Archives

Georgia Library AssociationThe series highlights trends, innovation, and best practices in libraries. The free sessions are open to interested parties from all geographic (and astral) locations. Topics are chosen to be of interest to students and employees from all library types.


Hybrid Teaching Resources

Harvard Business Publishing - EducationExplore our free resources to help you successfully teach your hybrid classes. Find webinars, articles, and more.


Course Design Review Scorecard

Online Learning Consortium LogoThe OLC OSCQR Course Design Review Scorecard is a course-level quality rubric for reviewing and improving the instructional design and accessibility of online courses based on online best practices. . . With 50 instructional design and accessibility standards integrated into the rubric, it can be used to identify and target aspects of online courses for improvement.  The rubric includes the following categories: Course Overview and Information, Course Technology and Tools, Design and Layout, Content and Activities, Interaction, Assessment and Feedback.


Teaching

The Chronicle of Higher Education logoFind insights to improve teaching and learning across your campus. Delivered on Thursdays. To read this newsletter as soon as it sends, sign up to receive it in your email inbox.


The Future of Lifelong Learning

The Chronicle of Higher Education logoWith education and the economy changing, colleges see the need to rethink continuing education and embrace the opportunity — and perhaps the unfulfilled promise — of lifelong learning. Colleges must re-evaluate how they engage with students who are looking to upgrade their skills or change careers, or who have already earned some credits but do not hold a degree.


Addressing Mental Health in the Classroom

Harvard Business Publishing - Education"Earlier this year, we heard from several students who spoke candidly about their mental health and offered insight into their feelings of overwhelm, stress, and panic. With this understanding, we asked you, their educators, to open up about the biggest challenges you face in addressing student mental health.. . .Here, we are featuring the answers of six educators who chose to share their struggles in the classroom and what troubles them most."


Your Role in Students’ Success: Support That Lasts Beyond the Classroom

Harvard Business Publishing - Education"With the future of work in continual flux, it’s unclear what shape employment will take for our next generation of workers—the students we’re teaching now. To successfully transition into today’s evolving workforce, our students need support that starts well before graduation. . . As educators, you are uniquely positioned to help your students navigate the unspoken rules of the workforce, setting them up for success both in the classroom and beyond it."