Great ASSETT Tools

Oct. 21, 2013

Aside from sponsoring SPARC, ASSETT (Arts and Sciences Support of Education Through Technology) does a lot of other student-centered projects as well. Here are some of the neat tools that the neat people over at ASSETT have developed just for you! (Begin the shameless self-plugging, but really, these are pretty...

How to Understand Your Degree Audit

Oct. 9, 2013

We all need to understand our degree audit: it tells us what classes we have and which ones we need and keeps us from having to e-mail our advisor every other week. It can be confusing as all heck, but hopefully this little guide can help. To access your degree...

Holly Gayley: Teaching Religion through Digital Storytelling

July 29, 2013

When we introduce a new pedagogy into the college classroom, how do we know if it's working? In the field of Religious Studies, certain pedagogical approaches are considered tried and true. For example, a mainstay in teaching religion is to engage students in a close reading of a religious text,...

Preparations for Teaching Online by Kathleen Ryan

July 23, 2013

I will be teaching an online History of Documentary course this summer. It is the first time I've taught an online course and want to make sure to be able to use the technology appropriately to engage students and spur online discussions. For example, in the traditional classroom, one can...

Video Coaching in Rural Teacher Preparation by John Hoover

July 15, 2013

Project entails teacher coaching in rural Colorado serving approximately 30 educators in a large rural mountain school district. Project piloted the use of video coaching with one master teacher and one classroom teacher in an elementary school. Purpose of the pilot was test out equipment, identify potential issues with the...

Petger Schaberg: Using Technology to Teach Multimodal Persuasive Writing

July 14, 2013

I would like to help my students develop the paradoxical ability to write clear, creative, logical reasoning and evidence simultaneously with powerful emotional writing, while recognizing the interplay of visual images, video, sound, and social media—as these multimodal media influence the persuasive performance of both logical and emotional writing. Obviously...

Moonhawk Kim: Collaborative Reading of Academic Articles

July 8, 2013

Reading and understanding academic articles are critical parts of social science education. With the onslaught of information that students confront everyday, their attention span is likely getting shorter increasingly. Yet, the benefits that they would reap from actively engaging with academic articles remain high. This presents a compelling reason for...

Screencasts for a Flipped Classroom by Jeffrey Knutsen

July 7, 2013

This post summarizes my continuing pursuit to move lectures from my classes into short screencasts and reading assignments. It was inspired by my participation in the Fall 2012 Teaching with Technology seminar series and has been an ongoing project since that time. Teaching and Learning Challenge In class, students are...

Using Synchronized Video Feedback by David Rickels

July 5, 2013

In the education of preservice teachers, there are two generally agreed-upon main objectives: (1) developing the candidates' ability to engage in self-directed reflection, and (2) developing the candidates' adoption of pedagogically appropriate behaviors. Teaching and Learning Challenge In the education of preservice teachers, there are two generally agreed-upon main objectives:...

Online Learning Environments by John Crimaldi

July 1, 2013

The use of online course-management platforms and interactive learning environments is gaining traction at many Universities, but the use of these systems is certainly far from the norm. In this document, I discuss possible barriers to successful implementation of these systems for technical courses in engineering and science disciplines. Objectives...

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