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Do Quizzes Improve Student Learning?

A Look at the Evidence Recently I’ve been trying to locate the evidence that supports quizzing, wondering if it merits the evidence-based label. Tracking down this evidence in our discipline-based research is challenging because although quizzing has been studied across our disciplines, it’s not easily searchable. My collection of studies… (cont).   Join the discussion
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Brightspace How-to Videos

Videos for Brightspace (formerly D2L) Brightspace Homepage Video Tutorial Brightspace COURSE Homepage Video Tutorial  Brightspace Add content Video Tutorial Brightspace Assignments (Dropbox) Video Tutorial Brightspace Creating Groups, group discussion, group assignments Video Tutorial Gradebook setup :  Video Tutorial Weighted Gradebook: Categories, Items, Errors Video Tutorial Creating Gradebook Items: Two methods Video Tutorial Extra credit items
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Leader in Culturally Responsive Assessment Talks at Highlands

First Year Experience Learning Communities

NMHU’s First Year Experience Learning Communities support first-year students in building supportive relationships, applying academic content to real-world situations, and having an enjoyable college experience. A Learning Community is a community of students, faculty, peer mentors, and advisers who are studying and learning together. In connected courses, they explore different perspectives around a common interest.
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Between the Lines of Our Pedagogy

Between the Lines of Our Pedagogy By: Linda Shadiow, PhD, and Maryellen Weimer, PhD  February 29th, 2016 ________________________________ “Our teaching persona is expressed in how we go about shaping the learning environment. A purposeful integration of our teaching persona helps link students with content in subtle ways. This matters because we’re after an expression of
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Shifting Landscape of Higher Education

The Chronicle’s second annual Trends Report is your guide to the shifting landscape of higher education. Learn how to navigate the challenges faced by college leaders across the country…Read more  

Teaching in Action: Multicultural Education as the Highest Form of Understanding

Teaching in Action: Multicultural Education as the Highest Form of Understanding By Christine Stanley, Texas A&M Toward the Best in the Academy Volume 12, Number 3, 2000-01 …higher education needs to serve an increasingly socially and culturally diverse student body-a population divided by race, class, culture, age, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, and learning and
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The Far-Reaching Effects of Implicit Bias in the Classroom

The Far-Reaching Effects of Implicit Bias in the Classroom by Cindy Long, January 26, 2016 neaToday … “implicit bias is defined by the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity as the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. Sometimes positive, sometimes negative, these biases are
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Professors Can Learn to Be More Effective Instructors

By Colleen Flaherty Feb 10, 2016 Studies of faculty development efforts at a liberal arts college and a land-grant university suggest the programs can have an impact on student outcomes. Intuitively, it makes…Practically speaking, though, the challenges of (and the variables involved in) tracing the effects of professional development on student learning are myriad…Read more