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September 8, 2023

During spring semester of 2023, a group of educational developers from units such as the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing, Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning, Digital Learning, and University Libraries convened to discuss approaches to respond to questions raised by the advent of AI in higher education. Initially the group provided input into the drafting of AI: Considerations for Teaching and Learning in the Teaching and Learning Resource Center (osu.edu) and led a session at the Academy of Teaching annual conference.

At the start of summer semester 2023,...

September 8, 2023

The Drake Institute’s autumn's schedule of events includes collaborations with Institute Affiliates, Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing, Dennis Learning Center, First Year Experience, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Undergraduate Education, and University Libraries, among others. Additionally, the Drake Institute is pleased to announce the addition of two new Instructional Consultants, four new Graduate Consultants, and a Graduate Research Associate to the team.

Visitors to our website can now browse events by a particular core competency area that is of interest (e.g., active learning, assessing student learning, inclusive teaching). A newly added overview...

August 18, 2023

The Drake Institute is excited to share the availability of a wide variety of new teaching support programming to graduate students and postdocs at Ohio State, including workshops, learning communities, teaching and learning research groups, massive open online courses, and more through the university’s membership in the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL). Learn all about opportunities made available through CIRTL at the Drake Institute’s virtual CIRTL Kickoff Session on August 24th at 12:00 PM EST .

OSU joined the CIRTL Network during the 2021/2022 academic year....

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Department of Psychology

Jolynn Pek, Ph.D., assistant professor with the Department of Psychology, faced several challenges while teaching honors students enrolled in her Introduction for Data Analysis course (PSYC2220H). She wanted her students to be engaged instead of disinterested, which she credited to math anxiety and the difficulty learning probability as a concept, the requirement of learning script-based...Learn more