Category: Teaching News

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Follow-up: Tips, tricks & opportunities for grading in Canvas (ISU Online Learning Community)

Below please see the notes from the ISU OLC meeting on grading in Canvas which took place on Friday, March 12: Grading in Canvas Drs. Amani Elobeid (Economics) and Cristina Bonaccorsi (Chemistry) shared their tips on grading in Canvas: Stay on top of your grading: Use the Message Students Who function in the gradebook to … Continue reading Follow-up: Tips, tricks & opportunities for grading in Canvas (ISU Online Learning Community)

Call for proposals for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Summit (Due on Apr. 30)

We invite you to submit proposals for the 2021 fully virtual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Summit! We are accepting sessions in two formats: SoTL Briefs, which report the findings of a SoTL study or a synthesis of research on teaching and learning, Innovative Teaching Talks share a new or noteworthy teaching idea that has … Continue reading Call for proposals for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Summit (Due on Apr. 30)

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Quality Matters (QM) resources you can use any time 

As an institutional member of Quality Matters, you can access valuable resources to guide your online course design and improve student experiences. Create an account on the MyQM website and check out an impressive list of the following resources:  The QM Rubric: Evaluate your course design with these QM research-based standards organized into a convenient rubric. Use a Course Review Management System (CRMS) inside your MyQM account to self-review your course.  ISU … Continue reading Quality Matters (QM) resources you can use any time 

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Watch for info about Teaching and Learning Academy, Teaching Partners Program, and SoTL Scholars!

We will be sharing the 2021-2022 information for the following programs in the upcoming weeks: SoTL Scholars is a year-long program that provides a framework and mentorship to help a faculty member (term, tenure-track, tenure) complete a scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) research project. Teaching and Learning Academy is a year-long program that addresses … Continue reading Watch for info about Teaching and Learning Academy, Teaching Partners Program, and SoTL Scholars!

Pandemic pedagogy research symposium

Proposals sought for the 2021 Pandemic Pedagogy Research Symposium (Due Mar. 15)

Submissions are currently being accepted for the 2021 Pandemic Pedagogy Research Symposium to be held online on Wednesday, May 5. The Symposium is co-sponsored by Duke Learning Innovation, the Center for Academic Innovation at the University of Michigan, and Penn’s Online Learning Initiative. The Symposium is designed for interactive presentations and panel discussions on new and … Continue reading Proposals sought for the 2021 Pandemic Pedagogy Research Symposium (Due Mar. 15)

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Join a new Teaching and Learning Community focused on Argument-Based Learning

This method uses argumentation (critical thinking + discourse) to deepen student learning. It pushes students to defend their thinking and reasoning, and in the process, become more aware of their misconceptions and biases. It’s been tested and shown to be effective in STEM courses, especially in K-12 classrooms. This learning community will explore its feasibility … Continue reading Join a new Teaching and Learning Community focused on Argument-Based Learning

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Seminar Series, Striving towards inclusion in academic biology (Society for the Advancement of Biology Education)

An initiative in spring 2021 sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) focused on promoting awareness, understanding, and commitment to change academic biology environments to be more inclusive. All 1-hour sessions will be virtual and administered through Zoom; sessions will be recorded and posted on the SABER website. This series … Continue reading Seminar Series, Striving towards inclusion in academic biology (Society for the Advancement of Biology Education)

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Finding one more way to encourage academic integrity (Teaching Tip)

Exams are a wonderful way for students to assess their learning and instructors to note progress. But how do we help encourage academic integrity within the testing environment? In addition to including an academic integrity statement on your syllabus, consider one of the following: Before exam time, discuss with students how integrity, honesty, and responsible … Continue reading Finding one more way to encourage academic integrity (Teaching Tip)