In this resource, ASC Office of Distance Education Instructional Designer Jessica Henderson provides an overview of gameful learning, “a series of evidence-based psychological approaches to create a learning environment that supports a combination of students’ intrinsic motivators – those motivators that are self-determined, carry internal value for the individual, and lack the need for...
A Research and Implementation Grant award from the Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning supported a Dennis Learning Center and Center for Life Sciences Education team whose work was recently published in CBE-Life Sciences Education online.
Cuyahoga Community College has issued a call for proposals for its annual faculty colloquium. All full-time and adjunct faculty from two- and four-year Ohio colleges are invited to submit a proposal that aligns with this year’s theme: Critical Thinking: It’s Good for You. It’s Good for Me. Deans, program managers and other administrative staff are encouraged to co-present alongside a faculty lead. Proposals must be submitted by noon on Wednesday, Oct. 27.
STEAM Factory Racial Justice Pathways is an infrastructure that supports Ohio State faculty and staff to focus on a particular area of interest, learn about ways to address racial equity in that domain (drawing on the many resources Ohio State has to offer), design a manageable intervention or project, implement it, assess its impact and share knowledge with our community. RJP participants will take on these efforts together with one another as we build a community of practice here at Ohio State while connecting our efforts with Ohio Campus Compact and Campus Compact's Equity and Inclusion Credential program....
The Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning is committed to providing support to instructors, departments, programs and colleges engaging in designing or redesigning courses for inclusion in the new General Education curriculum.
Staff at the Institute with expertise in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) pedagogies and inclusive teaching practices; curriculum and course design; and evidence-based instructional strategies are available for the following.
ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATIONS: Professional instructional consultants are available to discuss all aspects of teaching, including course design, enhanced classroom techniques, course material development and documentation of teaching effectiveness.
Are you looking an opportunity to update your writing assignments?
Writing across the Curriculum (WAC) staff know that instructors are often negotiating time and various responsibilities throughout the semester. This three-hour-a-week commitment (divided between asynchronous individual work, a one-hour synchronous collaboration with the WAC team and fellow participants, and an optional half hour of workshop time--over four sessions) affords you several opportunities to:
(Re)design an inclusive writing assignment and assessment plan Engage with instructors of writing from across the disciplines Explore pedagogical approaches concerning transparency, inclusivity, and access Receive and provide feedback at various stages of the drafting...
Institute for Teaching and Learning Senior Researcher and Physics Professor Andrew Heckler and his colleagues recently published an article in Physics Today focusing on student reasoning inconsistencies that “can be puzzling and frustrating to both instructors and students,” but which are also “normal, expected, and inevitable.”
They suggest instructors can “anticipate and address inconsistencies in student thinking in a manner that encourages further learning and reduces frustration.”
The team explores automatic responses and deliberate processing (dual-process theories) and the role of intuition and reflection to promote “cognitive frugality,” which allows for increased attention to more complex...
Brian Ritchie, assistant professor of practice with the College of Engineering, has been named an Engineering Unleashed Fellow for 2021. The designation recognizes leadership in undergraduate engineering education.
Ritchie received the nomination through participation in one of several Engineering Unleashed Faculty Development workshops that attract participants from across the country and focus on the development and application of an entrepreneurial mindset.
Working with peer coaches for up to a year, the Ritchie completed the work and contributed to the Engineering Unleashed Community through an on-line publication, sharing within the platform known as EngineeringUnleashed.com. The workshop's peer coaches nominated...
As Ohio Stat e faculty, staff and students return to campus, some instructors have expressed concern about teaching while wearing a mask. They worry about muffl ed voices , hidden facial expressions a nd the challenge of getting to know students and remember ing names and faces . The Institute for Teaching and Learning team pulled from their own instructional experiences , as well as the literature , t o develop the following recommendations for teaching in a mask.