Recommendations on how to create videos to encourage student engagement

by Chris Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center At the first Association for Computing Machinery conference on “Learning @ Scale,” researchers Guo and Rubin presented an empirical study on how video production techniques from videos affects student engagement (2014).  Their study analyzed viewing data from 6.9 million video watching sessions gathered from four EdX MOOC courses […]

Embodiment and Teaching

by James Fortney, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center I was 23 years old when I taught my first undergraduate course at the University of Utah. My age, I feared, would prevent me from being taken seriously by my students and potentially undermine my credibility as a teacher and scholar. In an attempt to thwart such ageism, […]

The Reinert Center Welcomes (Back) Our 2017-2018 Graduate Assistants

The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning enthusiastically announces two returning Graduate Assistants on our staff for the 2017-2018 academic year.  The Graduate Assistants in the Center assist in the administration of the Certificate in University Teaching Skills (CUTS) program, conduct interactive workshops, consult with graduate students about teaching, conduct teaching observations, and assist […]

Incorporating Principles in Cognitive Psychology to Improve Student Learning

by Chris Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center At the 2017 STEM FIT Symposium at Washington University in St. Louis, Mark McDaniel, PhD, Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences, co-director of CIRCLE, and co-author of Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning (2014), presented a plenary address on how research in cognitive psychology can support effective teaching […]