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Letters from the Advisor - January 2018

Jan. 26, 2018

We officially launched the 2018-2019 Faculty Fellows program. We have 15 fellows from 13 disciplines across Arts and Sciences. The departments include APS, EBIO, ENVS, GSLL, IPHY (2), PSCI (2), PWR (3), Honors RAP, SLHS, SOCY, THRD, WGST, and ETHN. At our first meeting, Eve-Lyn Hinckley, a 2017-2018 Faculty Fellow... Read more »
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January 2018 Tech Tip: Screencasting

Jan. 24, 2018

The process of selecting a screencasting tool can be overwhelming, especially considering the sheer volume of available options. If screencasting is something you’re interested in, we’ve provided you with a short list of our favorites. All of these option are available on Mac or PC. And, have the ability to... Read more »
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Teaching tip: Screencasting

Jan. 24, 2018

Over the years, we’ve consulted with quite a few faculty about Screencasting. We’ve linked a few ways that faculty have incorporated this technology into their courses. Screencasting is when your computer screen is being recorded while narration is providing context. Because of its versatile nature, screencasting can be used to... Read more »
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Student Fellow’s experience with Teaching Technology Assistance Program

Dec. 7, 2017

Being an ASSETT Student Fellow By Cassidy Younggreen , B.A. Japanese,‘18 While I am not new to ASSETT, I am new to the Student Fellows (SF) program. The SF program was created while I was studying abroad and this was my first Teaching Technology Assistance Program (TTAP) assignment since joining... Read more »
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Letters from the Advisor - December 2017

Dec. 7, 2017

Dear Arts & Sciences Faculty, It’s amazing that 2017 is coming to an end. It has been a wild and tumultuous ride. At ASSETT, we have made strides in promoting and facilitating teaching with technology. Our faculty fellows developed programs within units to increase the capacity for effective and transformative... Read more »
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Letters from the Advisor - November 2017

Nov. 3, 2017

Dear Arts & Sciences Faculty, We hope your fall has been fun and energizing. At ASSETT we aim to support faculty working together; sharing ideas and strategies for effective teaching; and developing cross-disciplinary interactions and a greater sense of community around the educational mission across Arts and Sciences. Last year... Read more »
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Tips & Tricks - November 2017 - Effective Formative Assessment

Nov. 3, 2017

We know that formative assessments provide valuable information about how students are progressing in a class. It can help reinforce learning by guiding students in determining where to focus their energies when studying. Formative assessments also identify gaps in students’ progress toward achieving learning goals and helps instructors make decisions... Read more »
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Tech of the Month - November 2017- Plickers

Nov. 3, 2017

Formative assessment is a crucial component of teaching and learning. Faculty often ask how to conduct ‘clicker like’ activities to gauge how well students are understanding, or not understanding concepts. While there are many ways of accomplishing this, one technology to consider is Plickers. Plickers are cards with a unique... Read more »
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Encouraging students to develop effective studying skills

Oct. 2, 2017

How can we encourage students to develop effective studying skills that persist beyond cramming right before an exam or when homework is due? Lolita Paff suggests, that in addition to reading and homework, providing students with activities that they use to engage with course materials. Through her recent article, Questioning... Read more »
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Tech of the Month- October 2017- Anki

Oct. 2, 2017

Try Anki . Anki is an application that presents flashcards based on how many times you get a card right or wrong. It’s design reinforces spaced learning and retrieval practice as mentioned in this month’s teaching tips section. Anki will show cards you get wrong more frequently until you get... Read more »

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