Pedagogy in the Pandemic and Beyond: An Interview with Mija Van Der Wege

23 November 2021

The past year has been filled with pedagogical challenges, from transitioning to online or hybrid teaching and back, to fostering much-needed antiracism and equity in the classroom. But it has…

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Example of resilient course design for an interactive lecture course

7 August 2020

In thinking about fall term course planning, I had two strong responses: 1) I don’t know where to begin, and 2) It’s a lot of work to plan a course,…

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Student Experiences from Spring Term

30 July 2020

On July 9, The LTC and Academic Techology were delighted to host a conversation about our students’ experiences with remote instruction during spring term. Chris Dallager (Director of Disability Services),…

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Why resilient course design?

20 July 2020

Even before spring term wrapped up, the LTC and AT team started thinking about how to support faculty in preparing fall term courses. We knew that fall would look different…

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Discussion groups to build community online

25 June 2020

This past Monday the LTC offered an opportunity to reflect on spring term and discuss Flower Darby’s book Small Teaching Online. Darby emphasizes the importance of community among learners in…

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Using Badges to Recognize Engagement: Part 2

2 June 2020

This is the second post on how faculty are using badges in their online courses this term. (See Part 1.) Amy Csizmar Dalal (Computer Science) generously walks me through why…

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Using Badges to Recognize Engagement: Part 1

2 June 2020

Digital badges became popular with the rise of noncredit online training opportunities; they were designed to motivate learners to complete work by rewarding them with a digital image of a…

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Breakout sessions in online synchronous discussions

8 May 2020

An earlier post explored asynchronous discussion, but synchronous discussion has been an important part of this term as well. Students value the opportunity to connect with faculty and peers during…

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Using metacognitive activities to help students learn

1 May 2020

In the current term, with classes being online and grading being mandatory S/Cr/NC, some students are struggling to stay engaged and motivated. Under such circumstances, how do you help students…

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A glimpse into a teaching circle

31 January 2020

Kim Huynh (Chemistry), Andrea Mazzariello (Music), Ryan Terrien (Physics & Astronomy), and Paul Petzschmann (European Studies) participated in a teaching circle this past fall. They created a podcast that provides a glimpse into their experience.

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