Monthly Archives: September 2013

Flipping the Classroom

In preparation for this posting, I came across Vanderbilt University’s webpage about flipping the classroom at http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/teaching-guides/teaching-activities/flipping-the-classroom/.   This page summarizes well the research behind the buzz.  I recommend that you read Vanderbilt’s page before anything else about flipping the classroom, including what I wrote below.  Flipping pancakes is often easier than flipping the classroom. A… [Read the Full Story]

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Completing Kirkwood Courses as an Assessment Tool

This post was written by Judith Wightman, Professional Development Fellow and faculty in the Psychology department. Taking credit courses offered through Kirkwood can serve a variety of purposes, including learning more about a particular subject, getting exposure to new technologies and teaching techniques used by other instructors, increasing in empathy for students, and working toward… [Read the Full Story]

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Face-to-face vs. Online Student Interaction

This narrative blog entry was written by Willie Barbour, Professional Development Fellow and faculty in the English department. I was looking forward to teaching this summer. This was going to be my first time teaching online. It would be a great learning opportunity for me, teaching my first 100% online course, well two courses. I… [Read the Full Story]

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The Classroom Lecture: Is It a Tool Whose Time Has Come?

The following was part of Professor Richard L. Underwood’s presentation to the 2012 Central States Communication Association Annual Convention. You walk into a classroom and stand before a group of people who have given a portion of their day to be “educated”.  You notice that many of them are texting last minute messages before they… [Read the Full Story]

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Outcomes-based Assessment

I have used this PPT (and slightly different variations of it) to introduce the conceopt of outcomes-based assessment to different faculty groups. This is the version that I shared last year with the iPad Initiative members, and now I’d like to share more broadly. According to an outcome-assessment framework, it is imperative that the teaching/learning… [Read the Full Story]

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