Teaching & Learning: Online Resources for All Faculty
Discussion Forums for Instructors
Best Practices in Teaching and Learning
- The National Education Association. Provides an excellent series of short articles on some of the best practices at the college level.
- The Teaching Commons at Georgetown University explores practical issues in pedagogy at Georgetown.
- The Teaching Commons at DePaul University promotes and supports excellence in teaching.
- The Two-Way of Civility discusses how we can approach students and the classroom civilly.
- Western Washington University. Synthesizes many other texts to create a useful list of best practices:
- Engage students in active learning experiences
- Set high, meaningful expectations
- Provide, receive, and use regular, timely, and specific feedback
- Become aware of values, beliefs, preconceptions; unlearn if necessary
- Recognize and stretch student styles and developmental levels
- Seek and present real-world applications
- Understand and value criteria and methods for student assessment
- Create opportunities for student-student interactions
- Promote student involvement through engaged time and quality effort
- Active Learning at the Center for Teaching & Learning at the University of Minnesota. An excellent overview of active learning, strategies you can use, and advice for implementation. The site includes uncaptioned videos, but the text is sufficient without the videos.
- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey provides links to a series of useful articles about active learning.
- Northwestern University. SciTS and Team Science Resources.
- Southern Regional Faculty and Instructional Development Consortium
- The University of Gloucester's Center for Active Learning provides case studies of active learning.
- Inspiring Teachers has a list of easy activities that can be implemented in any classroom with students at any level.
- Educational games are a popular active learning technique. See this Jeopardy game you can download from CNET and display on PowerPoint. Good site for downloading free games here, though designed for younger kids, so you may want to change the graphics.
- Debate. Merlot discusses using debate as an active leaning tool.
- Teaching Coach provides support for faculty development in higher education
- Kent University and Vanderbilt University discuss using classroom response systems.
- Prezi. A new presentation tool called Prezi provides an intriguing alternative to PowerPoint.
- Iowa State University provides a revised version of Bloom's Taxonomy for the modern age.
- Teaching Tips from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.
- National Cancer Institute. Team Science Toolkit.
- University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Peer Review of Teaching Project
- Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. Online teaching tutorials for faculty needs.
- Inside Higher Ed published this piece on "academically adrift" students.
- Association of American Colleges and Universities. A force and voice for education in the 21st century
- University of Connecticut faculty development programs.
- Miami University, Ohio. Website for developing faculty and professional learning communities.
- The Teaching Learning and Technology Group.
- Interest Group for the Humanities.
- Carnegie Mellon. Principles of Teaching and Learning
- The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
- National Institute for Learning outcomes Assessment
- Educause Quarterly. Best practices in online learning.
- Boettcher. Ten Best Practices for Teaching Online
- Grant and Thornton. Best Practices in Undergraduate Adult-Centered Online Learning
- MERLOT. The Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching.
- Distance Education and Online Classroom newsletters. Gallaudet has a group subscription. Contact the Faculty Development Fellow for information on how to activate your subscription.
- Want to develop an online course at Gallaudet? Contact Tammy Weiner (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Cherisse Gardner (email@example.com) to learn how to design and implement an online course at Gallaudet.