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Joe Murphy

How Should I Study for the Exam? - 0 views

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    There's a survey instrument attached which you can use to have students reflect and report on how they study for exams. They can then ask themselves if their approach is working - or you could tally the data and tell them which approaches are being used by the students getting the best grades.
Joe Murphy

Community Days of Learning: Building Capacity for Challenging Conversations - 0 views

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    Bryn Mawr hosts an annual "Community Day of Learning", with programming determined in a highly democratic manner across all areas of the college, to discuss issues of equity and inclusion.
Joe Murphy

A Class Visit Model - 1 views

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    "Class visitation ... is intended to foster conversations among faculty that will lead to a deeper understanding of classroom dynamics and improved student learning." A good essay by Rick Holmgren at Allegheny College about why observing other people's classes is a good habit to develop, and some suggested techniques from getting the most out of the visit.
Joe Murphy

How to effectively co-teach with another academic - 1 views

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    4 great questions to ask when you consider team-teaching a course, with 4 great lessons drawn from the authors' experience.
Joe Murphy

The first thing teachers should do when school starts is talk about hatred in America. ... - 1 views

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    Lots of good collections of resources for teachers considering how to address Charlottesville with their classes.
Alex Alderman

Note Taking With Technology | Edutopia - 1 views

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    This article does not address the reasons why faculty restrict access to technology in the classroom, such as distraction or the confusion of dictation for note taking, but it does present an interesting model for how technology could be used better to create a backchannel for a course through student collaboration.
Alex Alderman

Research suggests that students may make more academic progress by focusing on task-ori... - 1 views

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    I like the idea of having students set goals for themselves, which could create a stronger sense of agency and lead to clearer feedback from instructors about what the student should be trying to accomplish in the course. But the authors note that this approach assumes a level of executive function on the part of the student that may be detrimental to some.
Alex Alderman

Sony Music & Metaverse at 2017 CMA Fest - Metaverse AR Platform - Medium - 2 views

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    Sony created a gamified augmented reality experience using a free AR platform called Metaverse. Some of the more innovative features of the experience included integration with other mobile apps, exclusive content, and guided interaction with live participants (including a wandering man in a Sasquatch costume). The platform could be used to develop place-based extension learning, student projects, or academic program promotions.
Alex Alderman

Will Virtual Reality Drive Deeper Learning? | Edutopia - 1 views

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    Virtual and augmented reality have obvious benefits in capturing student attention but face questions about their potential to help students to make substantive gains in understanding--especially considering the costs of the equipment and the time needed to build activities. But it is not too early to consider how we want to use these technologies in the classroom, and it may prove a useful exercise in reimagining how we use the technology we already have access to.
Alex Alderman

Process Over Product: Allowing Student Researchers to Think for Themselves / - 0 views

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    From a refreshing series on "teaching fails", a composition instructor describes the difficulty in scaffolding a research assignment that both provides clarity about expectations and allows for fruitful exploration. Here, the use of pedagogical and technological innovations (rubrics and screencasting) did not succeed in getting students to engage with the process--but I do think that they gave the instructor some evidence to better understand what went wrong.
Joe Murphy

Finding Inspiration Somewhere Besides in Best Practices - Teaching in Higher Ed - 0 views

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    I think dismissing "best practices" entirely is a bit extreme, but there are some good points about reflecting and adapting if a "best practice" isn't producing the outcome you want. What's really great in this article, though, is the way Bonnie Stachowiak talks about drawing inspiration from high profile exemplars for practices when can be authentic to her style.
Joe Murphy

Digital literacy mistakes and how to overcome them - 0 views

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    Six experts in the area of "digital literacy" talk about their approaches to the topic. Interesting common themes and maybe more interesting contradictions among the interviewees' answers!
Joe Murphy

Tread Carefully with the Socratic Method - 2 views

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    Transparency about your teaching methods may be particularly important when using the Socratic method (or the "semi-Socratic" devil's advocate approach).
Joe Murphy

Why Teachers Are So Tired - 0 views

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    Are you getting enough rest this summer? Are there decisions and worries you can deal with now so they don't wear you out next fall?
Joe Murphy

How Do You Know When A Teaching Strategy Is Most Effective? John Hattie Has An Idea - 1 views

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    Terrific example of how research-based teaching practices can be given useful context with a theory of learning.
Alex Alderman

As Summer Sets In, a Chance to Regard the Good, Bad, and Ugly of Student Evaluations - 0 views

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    An overview of course evaluations, from the sadly ignorant to the painfully accurate, with some consideration on how to improve student responses and make better use of them.
Joe Murphy

Hearing the student voice: finding value in feedback - 0 views

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    "The value in feedback from students lies in considering the centrality of experience." The author applies John Locke's concept of "primary" (i.e. objective) and "secondary" (i.e. subjective) qualities to course evaluations.
Alex Alderman

Teams: Lessons Learned - 0 views

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    Nine takeaways from a course built around an intensive team project. One of note: students need to understand that they will not work in a group they way they do on their own, and they need to embrace it.
Alex Alderman

Do Your Students Learn by Rote? Or Can They Recognize Patterns? - 0 views

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    This interview examines ongoing research on distinguishing between different kinds of learning behaviors in students with an eye to getting them the practice they need to recognize concepts in application.
Joe Murphy

'Goodbyes' In Education - 0 views

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    "If you think about the way our educational system is set up, it's this constant cycle of goodbyes." Ed Burger and Jennifer Stayton discuss endings and beginnings, as we pass the end of the academic year and approach graduation.
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