Category Archives: Teaching and pedagogy

10 Tips for Effective Online Discussions (Guest Post: Edwige Simon via EDUCAUSE)

Tweet These tips can help educators ensure that online discussions are engaging and beneficial for college students. View the full post here.

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November 5th-9th: National Distance Learning Week!

Tweet The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) will be holding 10 virtual sessions throughout the week highlighting the best practices within the digital/distance learning community. Many of the sessions are going to be showing in the DEIT office in … Continue reading

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Six Things That Make College Teachers Successful (Guest Post from Mary Clement via Faculty Focus)

Tweet Check out this brief article for foundational ideas to help you and your students to be more successful. #6 is Keep the Passion! Link to online article here. 

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Zoom and Flex: What’s What?!?

Tweet Zoom – a tool; Flex – a class format You may have heard the terms “Zoom” and “Flex” bandied about DeSales recently. If you’d like some clarity about what Zoom and Flex are and how they are different, read … Continue reading

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Cognitive Psychology Ideas to Help Students Learn (Guest Post from K. Yee and D. Boyd via Faculty Focus)

Tweet While cognitive science literature on learning is exciting, it lacks a unifying structure to enhance practitioners’ recall and application of the findings. To assist time-strapped instructional faculty and staff, the authors of this article from Magna Publications Faculty Focus … Continue reading

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Small Teaching – Small Adjustments to Your Instruction That Can Yield Big Results

Tweet DEIT recommends a recent EDUCAUSE online session given by James Lang of Assumption College. The webinar introduced three core learning principles that can help us make powerful, positive changes to the ways in which we design and teach college courses: the … Continue reading

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Intro to the Flex Class Format

Tweet Check out this 2:25 video on the Flex class format.

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What to Do About Those Negative Comments on Course Evaluations (Guest Post: Maryellen Weimer, Faculty Focus)

Tweet Ideas for constructively mentally processing negative student course evaluations. Read the post at: https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/negative-comments-on-course-evaluations/

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June 2018 Workshops

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4th Annual Instructor Roundtable and Dinner June 13 Trexler Library

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