From Faculty: Posts On Teaching & Learning

~ sustaining a quality education ~  Play as Pedagogy in Online Classes—Please Respond! In the online classes I’ve taught so far—Composition II, Shakespeare, The Short Story and Novel—the instructors who designed the class have included games to facilitate learning. There are click-and-drag activities to order the plots of Shakespeare’s plays, for example, and matching games …

sustaining a quality education  ~ with Claire Sparklin ~ Indian Food, Velcro Shoes, and Blackboard Rubrics Sure, raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens are nice and all, but when it comes to my favorite things, I’d sing about Indian food, Velcro shoes and Blackboard Rubrics. Why are these my favorites? Pass the Matar Paneer. …

~ sustaining a quality education ~  On Technology A few posts ago I wrote about the changes in my teaching persona for my online classes. Now I’d like to turn my attention to the other side of the coin of classroom decorum, the student persona. On the first day of a face-to-face class, I read …

sustaining a quality education  ~with Mark Burlingame~  Learning Styles: Pt 1 of 2 Recently I showed two videos that highlighted the opposite ends of the study-skills spectrum: a responsible program of practice and reinforcement, and an end-of-times, panic-laden overnight cramming or writing session. I confessed to being more used to the latter, especially with the …

Sustaining a Quality Education  ~with Brian Goedde ~ Online classes teach online civility Never mind the Gallup polls. The essays my students choose to write in Composition II have been my most reliable cultural barometer. When I first started teaching, almost everyone wrote about the Iraq War. Then there was an upswing of papers on gay …