Shenglan Zhang, Associate Professor of Chinese, subscribes to the idea that practice is central to the acquisition of second languages. Synchronous, instructor-facilitated, and spaced-out practice paired with constructive feedback can enhance student speaking skills in times of social distancing!
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As a faculty member in a discipline that creates an art form where self-isolation is difficult, if not impossible, Cason Murphy, Assistant Professor of Theatre, describes how embracing technology led to new and creative ways for his students to use their agency for practice and improvement of their performance skills.
Effective assessments in an asynchronous, online, large-enrollment chemistry course, Dr. Cristina Bonaccorsi and Ritushree Chatterjee
Cristina Bonaccorsi, Associate Teaching Professor of Chemistry, and Ritushree Chatterjee, Senior Instructional Designer, ELO, detail different assessment strategies to evaluate learning progress and communicate frequent and constructive feedback, affording students numerous opportunities to self-correct and reflect.
Evrim Baran, Associate Professor of Educational Technology and Teacher Education, and graduate student Dana Alzoubi use a human-centered design approach for building a community of inquiry and empathy in their courses where students engage in complex problem-solving.
Sayali Kukday, Associate Teaching Professor of Biology approaches students in her STEM-oriented online courses with empathy and works hard to instill a feeling of belonging in her learners.
TJ Stewart, Assistant Professor of Student Affairs and Higher Education, converted a face-to-face adjourning activity into its online version to help students recognize and acknowledge each other’s contributions to peer learning.
With the inability to physically travel, Julie Irish, Assistant Professor of Interior Design, developed a virtual field trip in collaboration with ISU’s alumni and design experts, so her students could “see” and “experience” the site they were asked to develop.
A Collection of Teaching Advice: Teaching through the Pandemic Piazza to the rescue: Being a present Math instructor, Dr. Timothy H. McNicholl Timothy McNicholl, Professor of Mathematics, provided many opportunities for his students to assume active roles in their learning with Piazza, an instructional chat platform. Listen to the audio Listen to the Piazza to … Continue reading Piazza to the rescue: Being a present Math instructor, Dr. Timothy H. McNicholl
Maggie LaWare, Associate Professor of English, created a digital site exploration assignment, for her students to explore the interplay of rhetoric and human perception by visiting the virtual recreations of physical spaces in which famous speeches were delivered.