Faculty Focus: Tips for Encouraging Student Participation in Classroom Discussions

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This Faculty Focus Special Report puts together some of the best articles from the Teaching Professor newsletter on the topic of student participation and classroom discussion.  The following articles are included in the report.

  1. Assessing Class Participation: One Useful Strategy
  2. Participation Blues from the Student Perspective
  3. Roll the Dice and Students Participate
  4. Those Students Who Participate Too Much
  5. Teaching How to Question: Participation Rubrics.
  6. Student Recommendations for Encouraging Participation
  7. Is There a Place for Games in the College Classroom?
  8. Discouraging Over Participators
  9. Putting the Participation Puzzle Together
  10. To Call On or Not to Call On: That Continues to Be the Question
  11. Creating a Class Participation Rubric
  12.  It Costs to Cut Class

The pdf of the report is available here.

Top 10 Technologies that Will Become Important in Education Over the Next Decade

Top 10 Technologies that Will Become Important in Education Over the Next Decade

As part of their article “Top 10 Education Technologies that Will Be Dead and Gone in the Next Decade”, in CampusTechnology.com, Dian Schaffhauser and Rhea Kelly provided this graphic with the results of 2016 Teaching with Technology Survey about the technologies faculty respondents believe will be important over the next decade.  To see their full discussion of the topic, check out the article here.

Top 10 Education Technologies that Faculty Wish Would Die in the Next Decade

Top 10 Education Technologies that faculty wish would die in the next decade

As part of their article “Top 10 Education Technologies that Will Be Dead and Gone in the Next Decade”, in CampusTechnology.com, Dian Schaffhauser and Rhea Kelly provided this graphic with the results of 2016 Teaching with Technology Survey about the technologies they wish would disappear over the next decade.  To see their full discussion of the topic, check out the article here.

Top 10 Education Technologies that Will Be Dead and Gone in the Next Decade

Top 10 Education Technologies that will be dead and gone in the next decade.

As part of their article “Top 10 Education Technologies that Will Be Dead and Gone in the Next Decade”, in CampusTechnology.com, Dian Schaffhauser and Rhea Kelly provided this graphic of the technologies they believe will disappear over the next decade.  To see their full discussion of the topic, check out the article here.

Podcast: How to Keep Your Teaching Fresh

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Magna publications released this free podcast by Maryellen Weimer called “How to Keep Your Teaching Fresh.”

Mary Ellen Wiemer, PhD, has been the editor of The Teaching Professor newsletter since 1987.  She is a professor emerita of Teaching and Learning at Pen State Burks and won Penn State’s Milton S. Eisenhower award for distinguished teaching in 2005.

Her published works include: Inspired College Teaching: A Career-Long Resource for Professional Growth (Jossey-Bass, 2010), Enhancing Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning: Professional Literature that Makes a Difference (Jossey-Bass, 2006),  Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice (Jossey-Bass, 2002).

The practices are simple and straightforward. Most importantly, they don’t require a large investment of your time.

Dr. Weimer covers proven practices for:

  • The do’s and don’ts of implementing new teaching strategies
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of new instructional methods
  • Grading listening as part of participation
  • Ensuring students complete the readings before class
  • Reflection methods to help experienced instructors stay fresh
  • Plus, Maryellen gives you an example of an intellectually robust extra credit assignment that will help other students and save you time.

The podcast is available here: http://info.magnapubs.com/maryellen-weimer-on-how-to-keep-your-teaching-fresh

 

Instructional Design 101 Series, Part II

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Cengage Learning had make the second post in a new series called Instructional Design 101.  This second installment is “Why Does Your Institution Need Instructional Design?”  The focus of the post is why instructional design is so important, especially for online classes.  While the series is used to market their Instructional Design (ID) Team, it looks like it will contain some useful information of the basics of working with instructional designers or to inform faculty on how to do the ID work themselves.

This link will take you to the current post, as will show additional posts as they are released: http://blog.cengage.com/tag/instructional-design-101/

Instructional Design 101 Series

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Cengage Learning had make the first post in a new series called Instructional Design 101.  This first installment is “What is Instructional Design?”  While the series is used to market their Instructional Design (ID) Team, it looks like it will contain some useful information of the basics of working with instructional designers or to inform faculty on how to do the ID work themselves.

This link will take you to the current post, as will show additional posts as they are released: http://blog.cengage.com/tag/instructional-design-101/

Infographic: 128 Words to Use Instead of “Very”

This useful infographic is from proofreadingservices.com.  It provides some great examples to assist you in being very accurate exact in your writing.

Infographic - 128 Word to Use Instead of Very

Free Microsoft Office

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John A. Logan College faculty and staff can install Microsoft Office 2016 on up to 5 computers for free.  Office 2016 is available for both Windows and Mac computer.  Apps for mobile devices are also available.  The video below shows how you can install Microsoft Office from within you JALC webmail (Office 365) interface. Continue reading

Jenzabar Jam Podcast: 10th Day Attendance Reporting In the MyJALC Portal

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The video below demonstrates how to enter your 10th day attendance report in the MyJALC Portal using the Enter Grades page.  For this report you use the “ATT” (Attending) and “NAT” (Not Attending) selections from the pull-down menu in the “Miderm Grade” column.  When entries for each student have been selected, click the “Save” button to submit your report.  The handout for this procedure is available here: https://www.jalc.edu/files/uploads/global/tlc/10th_Day_Attendance_Report_In_the_MyJALC_Portal.pdf.