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:
Accessibility in your course Table of Contents Accessibility touches every part of the course design
Achieving Academic Integrity Table of Contents Academic integrity and responsible behavior are a part of
Campus Resources to Support Students Table of Contents Iowa State University has a comprehensive network
Facilitating group work Table of Contents Without careful planning and facilitation, group work can frustrate
Managing Disruptive Conduct in Learning Spaces Table of Contents The university encourages all instructors to
Mentoring Graduate Student Scholars Written by Guest Author, Dr. Tera R. Jordan, Assistant Provost for
Online Course Essentials (ONCE) ONCE is a simple ISU Course Template in Canvas and a
Quality Matters Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process based on best practices
Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy A group of cognitive psychologists, curriculum theorists and instructional researchers, and testing
by Richard M. Felder, North Carolina State University and Rebecca Brent, Education Designs, Inc. Reprinted