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Engaging Students through Twitter

by Rob Denton, Graduate Teaching Associate, Center for the Study of Life Sciences My co-instructors (Matt Holding and Eric McCluskey) and I were designing a 2015 Maymester course called “Evolution and Ecology of Reptiles/Amphibians” and knew that the short time frame would present a unique set of both challenges and advantages. One of the main more»

Engaging Imagination

November Book Giveaway

Engaging Imagination: Helping Students Become Creative and Reflective Thinkers by Alison James and Stephen Brookfield Stepping outside of the comfort zone of traditional classroom methodologies, Engaging Imagination enables instructors across disciplines to engage students in learning through creative and innovative approaches and thereby help their students succeed, both in the classroom and beyond. Leading educators Alison James and more»

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by Vicki Pitstick, Program Manager, Second-Year Transformational Experience Program The Second-Year Transformational Experience Program (STEP)  is looking for NEW faculty mentors for the 2016-2017 academic year!  STEP was started Autumn Semester 2013, with a group of 1,000 second-year students and continues to grow each year.   STEP is as part of a comprehensive effort to redefine more»

Chris Wolter
Director, Dennis Learning Center

Our guest blogger, Dr. Chris Wolters, directs the Dennis Learning Center within Ohio State’s college of Education and Human Development. What is Self-Regulated Learning? As an educational psychologist, I conduct research on self-regulated learning (SRL), a theoretical model that provides a way of understanding the processes, individual characteristics, and instructional practices that contribute to students’ more»

What questions do you have about your students?

“Teaching without learning is just talking.” Thomas Angelo and Patricia Cross make this provocative statement in their introduction to Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers (1993). Claiming that “the central aim of all colleges is to help students learn more effectively and efficiently that they could on their own,” Angelo and Cross detail more»