Fostering Self-Regulated Learning

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center So many of our frustrations with “today’s students” stem from their not-yet-well-developed ability to function as self-regulated learners.  We could debate the reasons – cultural, generational, developmental – why many undergraduates have not yet cultivated a strong sense of self-regulation in their approach to education, but it may be […]

Online Teaching and Learning Institute

On June 2nd through June 5th, faculty from across the University attended the 2014 Online Teaching and Learning Institute (OTLI) at The Learning Studio in Des Peres Hall.  The four-day institute examined effective practices and pedagogy for teaching online.  Members of the CTTL staff facilitated discussions on course design, assessment tools, and university-supported academic technologies. […]

“You say Tomato, I say Tomato…”

by Sandy Gambill, Senior Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Are you spending some time reflecting on your spring semester and wondering why the group projects you spent so much time designing fell short of your goal? We may think we’re designing collaborative projects where students are working together towards a common goal, however, students often view […]

One More Thing Before Summer

by Jerod Quinn, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center I’m going to hold off declaring that summer is officially here for just one more moment. I know the residence halls are empty, the grades are all turned in, dissertations have been defended, and that course evaluations are arriving in our mailboxes. But before officially diving headfirst into […]