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eBook: Applying Science of Learning in Education: Infusing Psychological Science into the Curriculum (2014)

Interested readers can find this eBook online via the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

Article: A Scavenger Hunt Exercise to Teach Research Methodologies

Are you looking for an active learning exercise to assist with research instruction? Check out this article from the Chronicle by Adeline Koh.  

Article: What Makes an Online Instructional Video Compelling?

“Online courses and programs continue to expand.1 The potential benefits of online programs often cited include the ability to reach different audiences such as nontraditional students, working professionals, and international students; the variability and flexibility of online learning tools; and the possible reduction of costs — particularly relevant given rising tuition.” Read full article here>> […]

Putting current content first in your Moodle site

Some general feedback that we have gotten from students about Moodle is frustration with having to scroll to the current week’s information. “Isn’t there a way that the most current info can be listed first?” Good news! There is! The first step is to change your course format to Collapsed Topics. (You can do this under […]

Article: Is Your Use of Social Media FERPA Compliant?

Article from Educause review online published 2/24/2014 “It is hard to imagine holding a university-level class today in which students do not engage with the web or social media in one form or another, whether by using Google search, bookmarking or sharing an article, taking an online survey, posting or commenting on a blog, or […]

Flip Tips

Flipping the classroom is getting a lot of attention lately. If you’re anything like me, learning about concepts is interesting but actually figuring out how to implement a new technique is what really draws my interest. I’m banking on the fact that I’m not alone on this so let’s dig in. Robert Talbert is a […]

Using Videos to Explain Problem Examples

This article may be helpful to faculty members in the areas of mathematics and science who are considering utilizing video podcasts as support materials to help students work through problem sets for their class. Please note that although the journal article mentioned below is free to access, you will need to establish a username and […]