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Featured Content

Take the Blackboard Challenge!

Don’t use Bb because you think it can’t efficiently do what you need? Using Bb and having a frustrating experience? Check out who's submitted challenges and how to overcome them.

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Empower Groups

Kickstart Group Success

Much of the work that happens in today's global economy takes place in groups and teams. Setting groups up for success requires deliberate effort. Find out more about a toolkit that you can use and customize to help groups get off to a productive start and produce strong results!

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Profile in Teaching Excellence with Prof. Gary Simundza

Experiential Demonstration of Calculus Concepts

In this interview Professor Gary Simundza demonstrates Calculus I applications to multi-disciplinary engineering students. Explore student reactions and impact on learning using the Rule of 5 in Math Education and get advice on incorporating experiential demonstrations in your courses. Continue to the Learning Activities page for Gary's Experiential Demonstration of Calculus video.

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Perspectives in Teaching & Learning Blog
 

Feb
3

Making of an EPIC Course

In today’s economy, innovation and collaboration across disciplines and organizations are often key factors to a successful career. Wentworth aims to promote and develop the skills necessary for such collaboration through Externally Collaborative, Project-based, Interdisciplinary Culture (EPIC). This experiential approach …

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Jan
26

Using Films on Demand in Blackboard

Wentworth Institute of Technology subscribes to Films on Demand – a database of video resources on a wide variety of topics in multiple disciplines. The subscription includes copyright clearance and allows unlimited access in and outside of classroom. Films on …

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Dec
30

Making the transition to online teaching…

If you are among the many face-to-face instructors who believe that online can’t be as effective as face-to-face, you may want to read this article (see reference at end of post). Beth Hurst from Missouri State University shared your skepticism …

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New Teaching and Learning Resources

 

Bite Size is the Right Size

Student attention spans and the increased use of technology are affecting higher education teaching and learning.

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Experiential Learning Theory: A dynamic, holistic approach to management learning education an development

Examination of current research on individual learning styles and managerial problem solving/decision making, the process of team learning and organizational learning. Authors describe how experiential learning theory can serve as a useful framework to design and implement management education programs in higher education. A. Y. Kolb and D. A. Kolb,  Experiential Learning Theory: A dynamic holistic approach to management learning, education and development. Armstrong, S. J. & Fukami, C. (Eds.) Handbook of Management Education and Development, 2008, Sage Publications: London.


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Six Thinking Hats Tool

Use DeBono's Six Thinking Hats tool to try on thinking perspectives/hats to encourage diversity of thinking on a topic. Examples of thinking styles are facts/figures, intuition/feelings, judgment/caution, logical positive, creativity, and overview/process.
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Questions to Tell the Story

Telling the Story entails exploring divergent perspectives, identifying patterns from events, surfacing and testing assumptions, and establishing problem dimensions. Select the relevant part of this tool that you like and embed them into your course materials to help students fully explore what's happening with a problem.
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Using rubrics simplifies grading, decreases ambiguity, improves objectivity, and helps students to better understand the expectations and to produce better work.

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