Contingency Plans for Teaching and Learning

In the event of inclement weather or other emergencies that result in campus closures, faculty should prepare alternative means for delivering instruction to students remotely. Instructors must plan how to provide resources, communicate, collect student work, administer exams, and modify grading in light of changed course requirements (sequence of course topics, assignment deadlines, number of […]

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Strategies for Active Learning

Students learn best when they are engaged in active, authentic learning experiences. Review these resources to discover strategies and tools for fostering active learning in your teaching practice. From Passive to Active Learning (Barucha, 2019) Three Active Learning Strategies You Can Do in 10 Minutes or Less (Honeycutt, 2018) 7 Things You Should Know About […]

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Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series Webinars

The Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series webinars are free one-hour professional development webinars lead by educators from around the world to train fellow educators on teaching strategies that increase instructional efficiency and effectiveness with Blackboard. See their schedule and register for sessions here: https://community.blackboard.com/groups/higheredbits. The theme for the March 2019 BITS webinars is assessment. Aligning Goals & […]

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CmapTools: A Free Concept Mapping Teaching Tool

CmapTools: Integrating, Teaching, Learning, and Evaluation in Online Courses Teaching, learning, and evaluation in online courses offer unique and exciting challenges for instructors. Not only is it necessary to find new teaching strategies but it’s essential that instructors find new ways to facilitate student learning. Concept maps (Novak, 1998) are one strategy that can promote […]

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