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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Gamification and Game-Based Learning – BITS Webinar

Gamification in education refers to using elements of game-play, such as challenge quests, leaderboards, checklists, simulations, and contextual feedback, to engage and motivate students. Game-based learning can be designed to give students immersive low-stakes opportunities to practice knowledge or skill and can involve cooperation or competition. To learn more about gamification, see the following Blackboard Innovative […]

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Open Educational Resources: An Introduction

Open educational resources (OER) are types of course content that are free to use under an open license or are no longer protected by copyright and fall under public domain. OER has become prominent in higher education in recent years due to the growth of internet technologies, rising costs of education, and state legislation. They are […]

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Motivating and Assessing Learning through Games

Game-based learning is the use of instructional games to give students low-stakes opportunities to practice knowledge or skill and receive feedback in an engaging format. A well-designed game can be an effective alternative to using tests or quizzes to check for understanding. Games that situate learning within a realistic context through simulation and storytelling can help make concepts relevant […]

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Technologies for English Language Arts Curriculum

Finding technology to support teaching and learning within a specific content area can be challenging. This article highlights several resources appropriate for English Language Arts classroom curriculum. Ginger Proofreading Tools Ginger Proofreader is said to be the most thorough proofreading tool, being able to detect errors in spelling, grammar, and contextual word use in 60 […]

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