Here are some fun ideas I came up with for a social psychology class (with help from various sources, particularly conference presenters). While these are specific to my social psychology course, they could be easily adapted for other course content:
Today, Dr. Julie Hill shares her experience adapting an assignment she got from Ciara, Design-A-Game. Read on for more information about how Julie and Ciara use the assignment in their classes, examples, and tips for implementation!
Late last week Jen shared this post about how she has tackled creating rubrics from scratch for her assignments. Today, I share my thoughts on how points can be allocated in your rubrics.
A new school year dawns and with it, a whirlwind of course prep, in-services, and last minute advising abounds! To lend a hand, The Novice Professor has combed our archives for past posts that might provide some inspiration. Check out our list below!!!
Patrick Cushen and colleagues tackle whether or not students benefit from instructor-provided study guides, in the current issue of Teaching of Psychology (article here). In addition to being a great source for instructors in any field of study, this research is also a wonderful example of experimental SoTL research, and sparked so many research ideas I can’t wait to get off the ground!
This is Part 2 of a post featuring answers to questions about online teaching from Guest Contributor Jason Eggerman and Novice Professor Contributor Ciara Kidder. Check out Part 1 for their takes on discussion boards and lectures/content presentation.
Online college courses are on the rise:
"In the most recent year for which full data is available, about 5.4 million students, or 25.8 percent of the college student population, took at least one online class. About 2,642,158 students – 12.5 percent of all college students – took online courses exclusively, and the other 13.3 percent of students combined online studies with traditional courses. These statistics show that online studies are gaining popularity. In 2007-2008, just 20 percent of undergraduate students took any online courses at all, and only 3.7 percent took online courses exclusively, according to the National Center for Education Statistics" (BestCollegesOnline.org).
Anyone who is looking to be competitive on the job market or just looking to try something new, should be thinking about whether or not to teach online. Teaching online is not for everyone, but its an important skill that will only become more in demand. To help you think about whether online teaching is for you, here are some answers from Guest Contributor Jason Eggerman, and Novice Professor Contributor, Ciara Kidder about online teaching.