Teaching Strategies

CERTI and the Curator’s Teaching Summit presents “Great Expectations: Bridging the Gap between Instructor and Student Expectations” on October 13th

Posted by on October 13, 2014

Update: As expected, the CERTI and CTS session entitled “Great Expectations: Bridging the Gap between Instructor and Student Expectations” was a great presentation! With over 40 instructors and faculty members in attendance from departments around campus, this session was a great opportunity for fellow instructors to get together and talk about teaching and learning over […]

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eLearning Community of Practice presents “Course organization and social presence” on Oct. 9th

Posted by on October 9, 2014

UPDATE: “Course Organization and Social Presence” was a great session! Several engaging speakers challenged sixteen of S&T’s leading instructors to think about their course organization in both face-to-face and online/distance sections. The resulting small group conversation was a mixture of stimulating food for thought and lessons from practical teaching experience across several disciplines. Later, attendees […]

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STEM Experiential Education at Missouri S&T

Posted by on October 7, 2014

At Missouri S&T, the experiential experience is a top priority. That’s what drives students to a STEM school with an engineering focus in a small town in Rural Missouri that’s more than an hour… Source: blog.sloanconsortium.org Here’s a look at laboratory redesign projects going on at S&T. We’ve got several courses piloting now and others […]

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Part 2 – Using Google Docs to Build Student Engagement and Success by Involving Students in the Rubric-Creation Process

Posted by on May 29, 2014

In this blog post I’ll discuss how to set up a Google Doc, as well as relate some classroom best practices for this type of collaborative online exercise, including how to get students started, how to constructively guide the editing session, and how to ready the finished rubric for use. (NOTE: You will need to […]

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Part 1 – Using Google Docs to Build Student Engagement and Success by Involving Students in the Rubric-Creation Process

Posted by on May 29, 2014

There is a wide consensus among educators that rubrics can be very useful tools. For instructors, rubrics often enable rapid student assessment and standards-based grading as well as reinforcing learning objectives and helping to standardize a course curriculum. For students, rubrics can be a useful tool for providing formative guidelines for assignments while—ideally—spurring reflection and […]

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Instructure Canvas Product Demo

Posted by on December 13, 2013

Representatives from Instructure Canvas visited on Wednesday, December 11th to demo their LMS to S&T faculty, staff, and students and the LMS review committee.  The demo is posted below in its entirety for anyone who was unable to attend. View the Canvas demo at Missouri S&T For further demos of the product, please visit http://www.instructure.com/higher-education

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Don’t Cancel Your Class: Tools For Teaching on Snowy Days

Posted by on December 6, 2013

So, you woke up this morning and thought, “Oh no! It’s Friday of dead week!  I can’t cancel class…but look at all that snow!” Am I right? EdTech can help with tools that take little or no advance planning. Tool to use TODAY: Tegrity Lecture Capture: Have you noticed the “Tegrity Classes” button in every […]

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So what is Twitter saying about my class?

Posted by on November 25, 2013

If you are an avid Netflix user like me you may have watched the Netflix original series “House of Cards.”   There is a quote in one episode from a character that accurately encapsulates the power of social media: “Remember, these days, when you’re talking to one person, you’re talking to a thousand.” So with […]

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A new tool for teaching circuitry

Posted by on November 21, 2013

Teaching students how to build circuits is tricky business, especially when you want to provide a hands-on experience.  There are a number of ways to approach the problem, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.  You could, for example, pass around a box of wires and components and have the students twist, solder, or clip them […]

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LMS review committee reaches decision

Posted by on November 18, 2013

After reviewing results from surveys and open forums, examining data on current LMS usage at Missouri S&T, and collecting input from faculty representing a range of use cases, the LMS committee reached a unanimous decision on October 30th:  Blackboard may not be adequately meeting the needs of Missouri S&T faculty and students, and should be […]

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