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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Getting Started with the New Blackboard

As faculty may remember from our May 2019 communications, MATC’s Blackboard home page and base navigation were updated with a modern, streamlined look over summer. See Understanding the Changes and this video overview to learn more about the new interface. Please note that your current courses have not changed, but you are invited to pilot Ultra Courses, a new form of course […]

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Best Practices for Developing Effective Multimedia Instructional Content

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a set of guidelines for designing instructional content and activities that engage students of diverse abilities. According to the UDL principle Multiple Means of Representation, faculty should integrate visuals with text or other media to support comprehension and perception. However, there are several research-based best practices for designing multimedia content for effective […]

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Reminder – All Instructional Videos Must Have Closed Captions

Per MATC’s Closed Caption Policy, faculty who provide instructional videos to students must ensure that they are accompanied by closed captions that describe the video’s content. Closed captions are required by law and are beneficial for all learners. See this resource guide to support your efforts towards satisfying this requirement. Remember – NBC Learn and Films on […]

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Integrating Video with Classroom Instruction

When integrated with classroom instruction and learning activities, video can be a valuable resource. Video can stimulate a learner’s motivation through gathering attention and establishing relevance to one’s interests. Students may be more engaged, independent, and prepared for assessments in their courses when they have access to instructional videos for frequent or just-in-time review. Furthermore, the Universal […]

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