Monthly Archives: August 2016

Group Work and More In Philosophy

The blog of the American Philosophical Association regularly hosts a “teaching workshop,” where reader questions about teaching will be answered. I am a philosopher, so I appreciate this discipline specific approach. But much of what is said is just good teaching advice. The most recent workshop features questions and answers about group work, team-based learning, and allowing students to revise work.

APA May Teaching Workshop


Student engagement tips, from a student

The following post from Edutopia is written by a student who just graduated from a high school in Nashville. While some of the advice is geared toward K-12 teachers, much of it is relevant for those of us who teach undergraduates as well. Work can be “displayed” electronically via portfolios or blogs. Students can be given choices in topics for papers or even entire project formats while maintaining rigor. But, most importantly, is establishing relationships with the students we teach.

4 Student Engagement Tips (From a Student)

ECHO 360 Training

Some of you may already use ECHO360 for classroom capture, but it can be used for a lot more! Don Lane, our resident ECHO guru, is bringing the ECHO 360 folks to campus on August 23rd for a day of training. They will be doing a variety of session in Science Hall 100
From 10 am until noon, Don and the ECHO folks will give a complete overview of ECHO. If you’re brand new to ECHO, this is the place to start. Even if you’ve used it before, this may be a good place to explore all of its capabilities.
From 12:30 until 2:30, the ECHO team, Don, and others will host a drop in Q&A session. This is best for current users of ECHO who have specific questions or just need some targeted assistance.
Don showed me all the stuff ECHO is capable of yesterday, including personal/desktop video making. Cool stuff!