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. Watch the video or listen to the audio Watch … 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.
Why don’t they attend? (Teaching Tip) 12 ways to boost student participation in synchronous sessions Attendance expectations continue to be challenging due to Covid-19. In the fall semester, we heard from students that they needed and appreciated the flexibility in accessing lecture material; however, they sought more in-real-time experiences. We also heard from instructors that … Continue reading Why don’t they attend? 12 ways to boost student participation in synchronous sessions
I’ve spoken to a number of colleagues from across campus over the past few months and asked them what their teaching plans were for this fall semester. One of the common themes in our conversations was their desire to find new or better ways to engage students in the classroom environment. For some that meant … Continue reading Finding New or Better Ways to Engage Our Students in the Classroom