Category: Teaching News

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Kansas University Big 12 Teaching Conference

Accepting proposals: 7th Annual Big 12 Teaching and Learning Conference (Due Feb. 5)

Big 12 Teaching and Learning Conference is June 10-11, 2021 As our world becomes more interconnected, we also gain more opportunities for diverse discussions and learning opportunities with people worldwide. However, in higher education institutions, it can be hard to know the best ways to collaborate these opportunities. The Covid-19 pandemic has created additional uncertainty … Continue reading Accepting proposals: 7th Annual Big 12 Teaching and Learning Conference (Due Feb. 5)

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How can I make my video lectures effective and engaging? (20-Minute Mentor)

How can I make my video lectures effective and engaging? (20-Minute Mentor)   The impersonal, text-heavy nature of many online classrooms makes it challenging for instructors to engage students with course material in an interesting, meaningful way. Video lectures provide an effective way for online instructors to teach content, personalize the learning experience, and evoke … Continue reading How can I make my video lectures effective and engaging? (20-Minute Mentor)

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CyThx recognizes those who make others feel valued (Inside Iowa State)

Now in its third year, CyThx gave Iowa Staters a chance to thank the faculty, staff and graduate teaching assistants who make them feel like a valued member of the ISU community. The initiative is a partnership of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, ISU Learning Communities, Multicultural Student Affairs, Student Government and … Continue reading CyThx recognizes those who make others feel valued (Inside Iowa State)

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Helping Students Manage Traumatic Events

Helping Students Manage Traumatic Events As members of our Iowa State University community, faculty and staff play a valuable role in supporting our students and our community manage difficult situations. Traumatic situations have a significant impact on the student’s functioning and ability to succeed in the classroom. Students can be impacted by traumatic events, loss … Continue reading Helping Students Manage Traumatic Events

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Accommodating all learners and creating accessible online classrooms (AACU)

Dec 11, 2020, on the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) Blog Melissa A. Parenti and Jennifer Pope Frawley As many institutions continue to transition from in-person to online learning environments, it is important that college faculty consider the needs of all types of learners—including students with visible and invisible disabilities, first-time online learners, … Continue reading Accommodating all learners and creating accessible online classrooms (AACU)