Category Archives: Teaching and pedagogy

Workshop: Memory Recall Techniques for Instructors: Weds, Nov 29 at 3 pm (on campus) or 7 pm (online)

Tweet Make learning more memorable for your students! Memory Recall Techniques for Instructors: Wednesday, November 29 at 3 pm (Dooling Hall, Room 40) OR 7 pm (online via Blackboard Collaborate). Registration appreciated at www.desales.edu/workshops. Questions: deit@desales.edu or 610-282-1100 x2290. Research … Continue reading

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Results of IHE Survey of Faculty Attitudes Toward Technology

Tweet The trade publication Inside Higher Ed recently published the results of its 2017 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology. Much of the survey focused on faculty attitudes toward online classes. In my view, like “regular” classes, online or hybrid … Continue reading

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Online Courses Best for Introverts? Guest Post

Tweet In this guest post that appeared in Inside Higher Ed, Karen Costa explains why online education might be the best bet for introverted students. See the full post here.

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Pause, Play, Repeat: Using Pause Procedure in Online Microlectures

Tweet Guest post from Magna Faculty Focus by Judith Dutill and Melissa Wehler. Contact DEIT for help implementing these ideas in your course. Applying this definition to microlectures, pause procedure becomes the deliberate plan to build in moments that guide … Continue reading

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Sign up for a Modest Course Makeover!

Tweet Take the time to connect with the DEIT team and see how your course can be made more accessible and engaging for students. Let our instructional designers be your course’s interior decorators! From simple visual renovations (text formatting, content … Continue reading

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Teacher Characteristics and Behaviors that Make a Difference – Maryellen Weimer, Faculty Focus

Tweet This Teaching Professor blog post describes student-desired teacher characteristics. The list was compiled with attention paid to three criteria: 1) the behavior or characteristic increases learning outcomes; 2) the behavior or characteristic is “historically prominent” in the communication education … Continue reading

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First Day of Class Activities that Create a Climate for Learning – Maryellen Weimer

Tweet Article from the Teaching Professor blog on ideas for setting the tone on the first day of class. https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/first-day-of-class-activities-that-create-a-climate-for-learning/

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Effective Teaching Online – Sharon O’Malley, Inside Higher Ed

Tweet Four authors of books about online course development offer guidelines for engaging learners in distance education courses. Inside Digital Learning asked for their expert advice on how instructors and their institutions can excel in virtual course instruction. The authors … Continue reading

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