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Joe Murphy

Review: Using Digital Humanities in the Classroom - 1 views

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    A new book offers a strong introduction to digital humanities pedagogy, including both context and concrete potential assignments.
Joe Murphy

5 Tips for Reducing Public Speaking Nervousness - 1 views

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    End-of-semester student presentations coming up? Might be worthwhile to share this with your students to help them prepare.
Joe Murphy

Monks For A Month: College Kids Give Up Talking - And Technology - 0 views

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    A course at the University of Pennsylvania includes a one-month vow of online and offline silence, to give students a sense of what the monastic life is like.
Joe Murphy

Write Out Loud: Risk & Reward in Digital Publishing - 1 views

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    "It wasn't until a professor assigned a research project that required collective thinking - and actually showed us how much better our work could be with multiple minds put to a task - that I became convinced that collaboration is a fundamental and teachable humanities skill." Danica Savonic describes a project to have essays from her introductory college writing course published in a pedagogy journal.
Joe Murphy

Instructional Design and Cognitive Load Theory - 0 views

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    On the GLCA/GLAA Consortium for Teaching and Learning website, Patrik Hultberg of Kalamazoo College discusses working memory, long-term memory, and cognitive load, as they relate to course design.
Alex Alderman

Open Access Without Tears - 2017 Edition | Library Babel Fish - 0 views

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    The Open Access movement encompasses a number of initiatives that encourage more affordable course materials for students, shared resources among teachers, and collaboration among scholars. Here are some simple ways of contributing to Open Access in your research and teaching practices.
Joe Murphy

'What Works' in the Messy Landscape of Teaching and Learning - 0 views

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    Good context for examining the ways that simplistic claims can hinder, rather than foster, evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning.
Joe Murphy

Civic Engagement: Connect the Gifts and Needs of Students and the Community - 0 views

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    A group of faculty at the 2017 GLCA Rubrics for Liberal Arts Learning provide a framework for designing and assessing civic engagement projects.
Joe Murphy

Should College Professors Give 'Tech Breaks' In Class? - 0 views

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    If we want students to be more mindful about digital distractions, they may need intentional training, not shaming or blanket orders.
Joe Murphy

Building Resilience, Preventing Burnout - 0 views

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    If you're feeling the weight of the semester coming down on you, you're not alone.
Joe Murphy

When You Don't Want to Do the Writing - 0 views

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    Interesting ideas about using formal constraints (even hidden ones) to inject some playfulness into a writing task. I wonder if our faculty writing groups might benefit from this approach occasionally!
Joe Murphy

Why Students Forget-and What You Can Do About It - 0 views

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    The cited article argues that forgetting "enhances flexibility, by reducing the influence of outdated information" and "promot(es) generalization" by preventing us from focusing on too many specific details. So how would your teaching change if you thought of forgetting as a "feature", not just a flaw? (The cited article is at http://www.cell.com/neuron/fulltext/S0896-6273(17)30365-3 if the link in the story doesn't work.)
Joe Murphy

Teaching Without Learning: The Limits of Checklists - 0 views

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    Can "information literacy" exist as a skill outside of "domain knowledge"? And if it does, what does it look like?
Joe Murphy

Tips for Addressing Social Loafing in Group Projects - 1 views

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    The student who isn't pulling their weight (and even the fear of that student) can be a major obstacle for group work. This article has some concrete tips for reducing the ability of a group member to coast. I particularly like the options which encourage you to prioritize and teach group process.
Joe Murphy

10 Tools for Your Students' Creativity Toolbox - 1 views

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    Sometimes our talk about student creativity verges on treating it like a magic "special sauce". Here are some concrete exercises which we can teach students to seed or spark creative approaches.
Joe Murphy

The Distracted Classroom: Transparency, Autonomy, and Pedagogy - 2 views

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    Good models from James Lang for ways to talk about productive and distracting uses of computers and cell phones in the classroom.
Joe Murphy

Teaching The Opioid Crisis - 1 views

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    Powerful NPR piece about students in a southern Ohio high school taking a course about the opioid crisis.
Joe Murphy

A Welcoming Classroom - 1 views

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    Universal design for learning ultimately saves labor, and benefits all learners in the class.

    "So if I take a little more time and effort to make my writing large, legible, and organized on the white board, I am going to help the student with visual impairments - but I'm also going to help everyone in the room take better notes on our discussion. If I take the time to create slides with a minimal amount of text or images - and then encourage students to take their own notes by filling in the examples and ideas from the lecture or discussion - I'm helping everyone push beyond simply copying down lecture notes and regurgitating the course content."
Joe Murphy

To Whom It May Concern: Writing Letters of Recommendation - 0 views

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    Good tips on when to write letters of recommendation, when to say no, and the kind of work to put into them.
Joe Murphy

How Should I Study for the Exam? - 1 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.
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