Incorporate Active Learning Strategies Using Little Known Features of Campus Technologies

by Chris Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Incorporating active learning strategies into a course’s design can improve students’ recall of course information, improve academic performance, reduce cognitive load, and promote student engagement (Bonwell & Eison, 1991; Mayer & Moreno, 2003; Prince, 2004).  Although there are a number of University-supported academic resources available to faculty, knowing […]

Teaching International Students

by Gina Merys, Associate Director, Reinert Center As we look ahead to the fall semester, and the arrival of the first official cohort of INTO students arriving in our classrooms, the summer is a good time to think about making changes to courses in order to promote learning for all of our students. The book, […]

Rethinking Learning Space as DeafSpace

by James Fortney, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center As teachers, we have limited control over the spaces where we teach – let alone the built design of those spaces! However, we do have some control over the activities and orientations that students experience in those spaces. Room features such as furniture, lighting, acoustics, and technology each […]

Start Small: Tips for Fostering Effective Class Discussion

If you’re looking for small ways to enhance class discussions – whether in online or on-ground courses – you might find our two newest resource guides of interest. The tips presented in the Fostering Discussion in Face-to-Face Classes may apply to a wide range of discussion types.  Those provided in Fostering Discussion in Online Classes […]

Summer OTLI Session

The Reinert Center recently held two Online Teaching and Learning Institutes (OTLI) to provide an opportunity for faculty to explore effective teaching practices and pedagogy for online teaching. Members of the Reinert Center facilitated discussions on course design, assessment and assignments, creating online course materials, and student engagement. Although the Institute is a great opportunity […]