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General teaching resources
MERLOT Pedagogy Portal
Online learning and support materials and content creation tools shared by educators and researchers worldwide
Virtual Bookshelf for Teaching and Learning
Collection of e-books on teaching and learning, available with unlimited access for HCC faculty and staff. Contact Kendra Perry, coordinator of library and learning support services, to recommend a book.
Higher education teaching strategies from Magna Publications
Alternatives to Proctored Exams
Proctored exams are not always appropriate. This resource from Kentucky Community & Technical College System offers strategies for using existing exams without proctoring and for developing authentic and performance-based assessments.
Stop Lecturing Me
At the college level, the evidence is clear: science students learn less when they are expected to listen passively.
Presentation by Mary Beth Chaney, assistant professor of early childhood education, and Jeannine Stonestreet, assistant professor of psychology (1/2016)
10 Key Points About Active Learning
Cathy Davidson describes what she wishes she had known when she started teaching active learning courses.
Flipping the Classroom
Introduction to the flipped-classroom model for learning, in which students gain first exposure to topics through assignment-based learning prior to a group class meeting that focuses on feedback or small-group application/problem-solving activities. Helpful for designing hybrid courses.
Research summaries from the Fletcher Center
Answers to questions submitted by faculty members about research on teaching and learning
Group work and team-based learning
How to create and manage groups
Collaborative work helps students learn better and more deeply than most other methods, but it creates risks for professors and students. Maximize the benefits of group work with effective planning.
How to evaluate group work
Strategies for evaluating group work fairly
Team-Based Learning Collaborative
Resources and collaboration for using team-based learning to make courses more effective and teaching more fun
Why and how to teach teamwork
Students tend to despise group projects. But better design and instruction could change that, argue the authors of this article.
Research on teaching and learning
Teaching in Higher Ed
Explores the art and science of being more effective at facilitating learning. Also shares ways to increase personal productivity for more peace in our lives and to be more present for our students
Discusses Universal Design for Learning with the people who are designing and implementing strategies in post-secondary settings with learner variability in mind
The Key - Inside Higher Ed
Candid conversations with higher ed newsmakers on how colleges and universities are coping with the pandemic and recession, with a special focus on equity and lower-income students
A podcast on educational technology
Focuses on design, teaching, and student issues in online and blended learning
Tea for Teaching
Informal discussions of innovative and effective practices in teaching and learning
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