Effective educational practices provide a framework for successful teaching and learning. These practices have been researched extensively across higher education and are provided as a starting point to assist instructors in designing and teaching their course. For the purpose of CELT’s website, the content has been summarized to salient points and links for additional information are included in each article.
Also included in this section is a Teaching Blunders to Avoid: 10 Worst Teaching Mistakes article. It is a quick read and covers the most common teaching mistakes instructors make that can derail other efforts to implement effective educational practices.
The following are selected resources that support effective educational practices:
Accessible courses and course content require a little more planning and work upfront. This website provides resources that will help plan, develop, and implement course
Iowa State University has a comprehensive network of resources designed to support students throughout their undergraduate experience. Some of these resources are also in place
Today’s university classrooms are more diverse than in the past. With this diversity of students comes the need to ensure the learning environments associated with
The university encourages all instructors to strive for free and open communication within their classrooms. However, for student learning to be most effective, classrooms must
Why Quality Matters? Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process based on best practices to measure the quality of online and blended courses.
A group of cognitive psychologists, curriculum theorists and instructional researchers, and testing and assessment specialists published in 2001 a revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy with the
by Richard M. Felder, North Carolina State University and Rebecca Brent, Education Designs, Inc. Reprinted from Tomorrow Professor’s Email Newsletter Like most faculty members, we began
What is Universal Design for Learning? Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach to curriculum and teaching that provides equal opportunities for learning to