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 […]

2nd Annual Learning Studio Symposium

Full-time faculty members are cordially invited to the Paul C. Reinert, S.J. Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning’s 2nd Annual Learning Studio Symposium from 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, in room 213 in Des Peres Hall.  Refreshments will follow the symposium in the first-floor International Lounge in Des Peres Hall. Interested attendees are invited to register online […]

What’s Globally-Engaged Online and Blended Learning?

by Michaella Thornton, Assistant Director for Instructional Design On Tuesday, February 26 from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Busch Student Center, Room 256, Saint Louis University faculty, staff, and students are cordially invited to explore and identify existing globally-centered organizations, resources, teaching practices, and learning experiences available at SLU. Participants will have an opportunity to consider […]

Teaching for the First Time: 15 Tips

by Erin Solomon, Divya Subramaniam, and Dipti Subramaniam from the CTTL It’s the beginning of a new semester, and in honor of the 15th anniversary of the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (CTTL), we, the CTTL Graduate Assistants, would like to present 15 tips for anyone who may be teaching for the first time.  While […]

Renewing Praxis & Pedagogy: Upcoming CTTL Events

by Michaella Thornton, Assistant Director for Instructional Design We talk a lot about renewal in the Center, largely because faculty development creates a unique opportunity for all of us to discover what works in higher ed, what we hope to improve or accomplish when working with students, and how to feel re-engaged and re-energized with […]

Helping Students Connect the Dots using a Wiki

by Kim Levenhagen, Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy I love watching how children imitate behaviors they have observed from role models.  They develop their ability to problem solve new experiences by memories and trial and error.  Young children are fearless.  They are not afraid to try new things and make mistakes.  You can almost see their […]

15 Strategies for Moving Beyond Lecture Capture: Interactive Instructional Uses for Tegrity

by Michaella Thornton, Assistant Director for Instructional Design, Reinert CTTL In honor of the 15th anniversary of the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (CTTL), I am excited to share “15 Strategies for Moving Beyond Lecture Capture: Interactive Uses for Tegrity” so faculty and students may continue to use this SLU-supported learning technology in […]

What’s On Our Minds Lately: The Instructional Design Team

A Manifesto for Teaching Online Link: http://onlineteachingmanifesto.wordpress.com/ We could write a lot about this but if you’re thinking about teaching online, we suggest printing it out and pinning it someplace where you can spend some time contemplating it.   Infographics in the Classroom Link: http://www.queness.com/post/9942/how-to-design-your-own-infographics Should we be requiring our students to organize their thoughts and […]

Lecture Capture and Large Classes

by Mike Lewis, Associate Professor, Chemistry Thinking about topics for my first CTTL blog post this year, the obvious idea was to discuss my experiences with lecture capture over the past year.  As most faculty probably know by now, SLU uses the lecture capture program Tegrity from McGraw Hill.  This time last year, however, I think […]

Call for Innovative Teaching Fellowship Applications and Learning Studio Open Forums

by Michaella (Hammond) Thornton, Assistant Director for Instructional Design, Reinert CTTL The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce the next call for applications to teach in the Learning Studio, an experimental, technology-rich classroom located in Des Peres Hall, for the Fall 2013 semester through the Center’s Innovative Teaching Fellowship program. […]