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September 7, 2017
How did you learn how to teach? By trying to teach like those who taught you? Through trial and error? By looking for feedback on course evaluations? As an experienced educator, what methods do you...
September 6, 2017
One of the best things about online education is the ease with which we can incorporate retrieval practice, also known as the testing effect, into our teaching. This is the well-established cognitive...
September 5, 2017
I’ve been writing for years that we need to teach in ways that encourage students to take more responsibility for their learning. Recently, it became clear that my thinking on this needed more detail...
September 5, 2017
As noted in the Teaching Professor Blog post, student responsibility for learning can happen in three different arenas. First and foremost, students are responsible for their learning. Teachers can...
September 4, 2017
“If you know the content, you can teach.” How many of us have heard this sentiment before? How many of us believe it ourselves? It is easy to assume that a content expert is automatically qualified...
August 29, 2017
There’s a lot to be gained from considering ideas and arguments at odds with current practice. In higher education, many instructional practices are accepted and replicated with little thought....
August 28, 2017
This book review of Practical Augmented Reality written by Steve Aukstakalnis explores the practical side of augmented and virtual realities for the professional learner.
August 27, 2017
Faculty often tell students to study two hours for every credit hour. Where and when did this rule of thumb originate? I’ve been unable to track down its genesis. I suspect it started around 1909,...
August 24, 2017
A student’s initial introduction into higher education can be exciting and frustrating, especially when the student is enrolled in their first online class. This year I taught a newly created first-...
August 22, 2017
To: My Students From: Your Teacher Re: A Better Learning Experience This is just a brief note to let you know how committed I am to making this a good course. But I can’t do my best teaching without...

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