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From Theory To College Classrooms: Collaborative/Cooperative Learning Techniques That Work, Judith Longfield Dec 2014

From Theory To College Classrooms: Collaborative/Cooperative Learning Techniques That Work, Judith Longfield

Judith Longfield

Research demonstrates that engaging students in the learning process leads to improved attitudes, enhanced learning and student retention. In this session attendees will learn about the research behind cooperative and collaborative learning, how to form groups and create effective learning tasks, and be introduced to a variety of active learning techniques. Participant will also practice integrating collaborative learning techniques (CoLTs) into a course by developing a plan for using, grading and evaluating one or more CoLTs.


Negotiating A Teaching Philosophy, Judith Longfield Dec 2014

Negotiating A Teaching Philosophy, Judith Longfield

Judith Longfield

A teaching philosophy is a statement of your beliefs about teaching and learning. If you are preparing for tenure or promotion, or applying for a teaching award, you will need to make sure your teaching philosophy is as well prepared as possible. In this interactive series you’ll learn strategies to help you describe your approach to teaching and learning. Come prepared to write. Judith Longfield is currently an Instructional Services Coordinator at Georgia Southern University and the winner of an Indiana University system-wide teaching award. In addition to helping faculty learn to teach effectively, her research interests include the ...


“If You Build It, They Will Use: Creating And Sharing Open Educational Resources To Advance Information Literacy”, Philip Russell Oct 2014

“If You Build It, They Will Use: Creating And Sharing Open Educational Resources To Advance Information Literacy”, Philip Russell

Conference Papers

Since 2010, the library at the Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT Dublin) in South County Dublin, Republic of Ireland, has been developing a suite of interactive online information literacy tutorials covering research, referencing, plagiarism and core academic skills. These open educational resources (OERs) provide users with a vibrant, challenging learning environment and facilitate flexible, 24/7, independent learning. The learning objects are accessible via multiple delivery platforms and are available for reuse under Creative Commons licence via national and international teaching and learning repositories.

This paper outlines the development of these OERs and how the creation of these learning tools ...


Negotiating A Teaching Philosophy, Judith Longfield Aug 2014

Negotiating A Teaching Philosophy, Judith Longfield

Centers for Teaching and Technology Staff Presentations

A teaching philosophy is a statement of your beliefs about teaching and learning. If you are preparing for tenure or promotion, or applying for a teaching award, you will need to make sure your teaching philosophy is as well prepared as possible. In this interactive series you’ll learn strategies to help you describe your approach to teaching and learning. Come prepared to write.

Judith Longfield is currently an Instructional Services Coordinator at Georgia Southern University and the winner of an Indiana University system-wide teaching award. In addition to helping faculty learn to teach effectively, her research interests include the ...


Consulting-Based Action Learning As An Experiential Learning Alternative, Dana C. D'Angelo, Andy Macaleer, Katie Meier Mar 2014

Consulting-Based Action Learning As An Experiential Learning Alternative, Dana C. D'Angelo, Andy Macaleer, Katie Meier

SoTL Commons Conference

Experiential learning (EL) has long been established as effective and dynamic in higher education. This active approach has been proven to provide participants the ability to apply and integrate prior experiences, as well as reflect upon outcomes of a project and their skill development. EL can be offered through an array of options, including computer simulations, cases, service learning, internships and co-operative education. Another option in this spectrum is “action learning”, which “connects theory with practice, and requires dynamic sense-making, fact-based decisions, high-performance teamwork, and persuasive communication” (http://grahammercer.com). Although co-operative education is the most comprehensive, action learning consulting-based ...


Critical Transitions In Faculty Learning: The Teaching Academy Story, Judith Longfield Mar 2014

Critical Transitions In Faculty Learning: The Teaching Academy Story, Judith Longfield

Centers for Teaching and Technology Staff Presentations

Parker Palmer speaks of the “privatization of teaching” as one of the factors that prevent faculty from growing “more fully into the demands of the teacher’s craft.” At the same time, new methodologies of teaching and learning are changing the landscape of higher education. Because of privatization, faculty and TA are often unaware of how learning works and continue to rely heavily on lecture. During this interactive session, participants will learn how an eight-week “course” known as the Teaching Academy transformed participants’ attitudes towards learning-centered teaching. By assuming the role of students while learning about teaching using these new ...


Mobile Modeling: Using And Creating Ipad And Ipod Apps To Shape Students With Disabilities, Carolyn Wicks, Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw, Justin M. Tucker Feb 2014

Mobile Modeling: Using And Creating Ipad And Ipod Apps To Shape Students With Disabilities, Carolyn Wicks, Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw, Justin M. Tucker

Carolyn J. Wicks

Modeling is a technique that is often used to teach new skills to students with disabilities. Modeling is effective for teaching communication, social, and functional living skills to students with emotional, behavioral, and cognitive disorders (Werts, Caldwell, & Wolery, 1996). Video modeling and audio prompts can be as effective as live modeling (Murzynski & Bourret, 2007; Rehfeldt, Dahman, Young, Cherry, & Davis, 2003). In fact, some researchers have suggested that video modeling results in more rapid acquisition of skills than live modeling and may even be more generalizable across environments (Charlop & Milstein ,1989). With the introduction of mobile devises, students can be provided with pictorial instructions , audio prompts, and video modeling at any time in any place. Research is beginning to demonstrate that the use of mobile devices for these purposes is effective (Furniss et al., 2011; Hammond, Whatley, Ayres, & Gast , 2010). Developers of iPad and ipod touch applications have developed a variety of tools with pictorial instructions , audio prompts, and video modeling for teaching students with disabilities. Apps like Story Kit, Puppet Pals, Strip Design, Model Me Kids, and Popplet are some of the many applications . Several of these applications have been effectively used in ...


Creating And Sharing Information Literacy Open Educational Resources, Philip Russell Feb 2014

Creating And Sharing Information Literacy Open Educational Resources, Philip Russell

Conference Papers

From June 2010 until the present, a suite of online reusable learning objects (RLOs) has been created at the Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT Dublin) library covering a range of information literacy (IL) competencies. These RLOs have helped to facilitate student transition from second to third level, advance IL and enrich the student learning experience. The paper outlines the development of these resources, how these learning objects have been integrated into academic modules at ITT Dublin and how they have been shared and reused as open educational resources at national and international level. The author also discusses future plans for ...


Technology And Supervision: Implementing An Online 360 Evaluation, Oscar T. Mcknight, Gregory Pollock Jan 2014

Technology And Supervision: Implementing An Online 360 Evaluation, Oscar T. Mcknight, Gregory Pollock

Oscar T McKnight Ph.D.

Program introduces and discusses the process and implementation of an online 360-Degree evaluation for counseling interns. This evaluation process employs feedback from the counseling intern’s immediate work circle: for example, the supervisor; clients; staff; and referral sources. In addition, the counseling intern evaluates their own services. Learning outcomes include, but not limited to knowledge of how to construct a 360-Degree evaluation; how to interpret the data; how to present outcomes to the counseling intern; and the pros/cons of such an evaluation. Program introduces a special discussion on how to turn qualitative information into testable quantitative data.


Unpacking Mooc Scholarly Discourse: A Review Of Nascent Mooc Scholarship, Maureen Ebben, Julien Murphy Jan 2014

Unpacking Mooc Scholarly Discourse: A Review Of Nascent Mooc Scholarship, Maureen Ebben, Julien Murphy

Faculty Scholarship

The rapid rise of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) signals a shift in the ways in which digital teaching and learning are engaged in and understood. Drawing upon a comprehensive search of nine leading academic databases, this paper examines the initial phase of MOOC scholarship (2009–2013), and offers an analysis of these empirical studies that conceptualizes themes in MOOC scholarship and locates them within a chronological framework. Two key phases of scholarship about MOOCs are identified, each with associated research imperatives and themes.