All workshops will be conducted in SZB 450AF unless otherwise noted. Workshop Descriptions are located below the schedule.
Joe Hoyle shares his expertise from 46 years of teaching and reflects on how to set students up for success from the start on episode 164 of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Quotes from the episode If you want to become a better teacher, start writing about it. —Joe Hoyle You have to start […]
Todd Zakrajsek shares about his new book Dynamic Lecturing on episode 159 of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Quotes from the episode You can’t just take bad examples of something and claim that the whole concept is bad. —Todd Zakrajsek If bad teaching were considered a crime, I think we’ve arrested the wrong suspect. […]
The Faculty Innovation Center (FIC) recently unveiled a new website full of resources just for you!
Called “QUICK FIC Solutions – A Curated Toolkit for Instructors”, this website contains more than 50 short videos that will show you tips and best practices for everything from dealing with difficult students to how to incorporate technology into your classes.
If you’re anything like me, when you think of YouTube you probably think of cat videos and other sorts of general silliness.
But over the last few years, YouTube has grown by leaps and bounds and become the third most-visited Website (after Google and Facebook). It’s also quickly outpacing both network and cable television, especially with younger viewers.
One thing instructors frequently mention is a lack of student engagement in their classes. Or, they’re looking for ways to increase interaction with and between students.
Maybe instead, you’re looking for a way to “check in” with your students during a long lecture and check their understanding; or, you just want to break up the monotony of a 3-hour lecture (as much for yourself as for your students). Or maybe you just want to liven things up in your course and help students relax a little before a stressful exam.
AND, what if on top of all that, you’re looking for a tool that’s not only easy to use, by free?
If you’re looking for ways to increase interactivity and get more student feedback in your courses, classroom response systems are a great tool and there are lots of options available to you. This article will cover some pros and cons of 6 of the most popular and commonly used systems at UT.
Hint: scroll all the way to the bottom for details about the “best” option(aka: most fun and it’s FREE).