Before the Break: Teaching Considerations for this Summer

by Michaella Thornton, Assistant Director for Instructional Design Late April to mid-May is often a frenetic time of year for faculty, students, and staff (admittedly, my mind often wanders to a beach much like the one pictured here in Venice Beach).  The semester is winding down, culminating projects are well underway, and time is fleeting […]

Deepening Student Learning: A Workshop on Critical Reflection

Deepening Student Learning: A Workshop on Critical Reflection Tuesday, May 7, 8:30 am 12:00 pm College Church Ballroom In this interactive workshop, Dr. Patti Clayton will share a research-grounded model for critical reflection and engage participants in a hands-on workshop to enhance understanding of the features of critical reflection. Participants will leave with practical strategies […]

Teachers and Students as Curators of Networked Learning

by Michaella Thornton, Assistant Director for Instructional Design, Reinert CTTL First, a brief, lively video explanation of what digital media curation is: What is Curation? from Percolate on Vimeo. There’s an exciting movement underway regarding the tried-and-true textbook.  The Internet, digital scholarship, open-access journals, academic crowd-sourcing, and on-going debates about providing equitable, affordable, and timely […]

The Flipped Classroom-What Makes It Work?

by Sandy Gambill, Instructional Designer, Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning Classroom flipping, or using technology like Tegrity to move lecture out of physical class time, is all the rage these days, but what actually makes it an effective learning strategy for students?  Faculty are invited to attend an informal brainstorming conversation on effective […]