Monday, October 31, 2011

Engaged Learning: Reflect & Interact

Review the practices of engaged learning described in these introductory materials:  creating a learning community in your classroom, challenging students effectively, involving the affective and/or psychomotor domains and not just the cognitive, engaging the facets of knowledge construction associated with perspective and empathy, and using some high-impact practices.  

How do you already do any of these successfully?  

Which one(s) do you want to try to improve, and how might you do that?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Podcast with Joe Foy: Reflect & Interact

Ask students--even if in the minutes before class starts--what movies they've seen lately, what TV shows they watch, what music they like. Explore their common answers sometime soon, search online for quick descriptions, or ask colleagues and friends for information.  

How might they be useful illustrations or analogies for course concepts or disciplinary representations? 

UWC VTLC Podcast 2 (10/17/11): Conversation with Dr. Joe Foy

Hi, colleagues.  Welcome to the first UWC VTLC podcast of the 2011-12 academic year.    You can listen on your computer by clicking here or always on the title above, or you can subscribe via iTunes and listen there or on your MP3 player. 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Online Teaching & Learning White Paper: Reflect & Interact

  • How does the "Online Teaching and Learning" white paper encourage you to think about the principles guiding how you teach--both face-to-face and online? 
  • How can you make online technologies facilitate the best of your approaches to teaching and learning? 
  • What ideas offered here will you try, and how so? 

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