Electronic Textbooks: Are They Ready for Prime Time?

The University of Colorado Boulder participated in an electronic-textbook (e-text) pilot during the fall semester of 2012. The pilot, co-sponsored by Internet2 and EDUCAUSE, examined how nine sections of eight courses with 729 students used McGraw-Hill e-texts. This was done so that the University could better understand the support and pedagogical issues that might be involved with adopting e-texts in the future.

Deborah Haynes to Present on Teaching Mindfulness to College Students 3/20/13 @ 1 pm

With the proliferation of technologies that grab our attention and keep us stimulated, a mindful approach to teaching just might provide a balancing and grounding function to restore the focus and attention of our students.

Google Apps for Education as Teaching and Learning Tools

In the spring semester, we observed students and faculty members using Google Apps for Education (GAFE) to facilitate teaching and learning. We found that GAFE provides affordances for sharing artifacts among faculty and students, encouraging conversations at a distance, and providing tools for course management. Instructors and students voiced a desire for tools that encourage participation, sharing, and collaborative knowledge building.

Nibble From a Smorgasbord of Teaching Methods

Carleton College maintains a robust list of teaching methods with a high-level overview of each. This is an excellent site to browse and reflect on methods that might work for you. You'll find descriptions of many methods including coached problem solving, context-rich problems, game-baed learning, and just-in-time teaching.

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