Monthly Archive: November 2016

Nov 30 2016

SIP #3.14 Ensuring Online Accessibility: Three Best Practices

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? As creators of instructional content and designers of meaningful online learning experiences, establishing a consistent process for ensuring accessibility isn’t easy. At some point, we all encounter moments when we sacrifice universal accessibility for the sake of just getting things done. Beyond saving time, as humans, we’re also just …

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Nov 17 2016

SIP #3.13 Creating a Culture of Academic Integrity

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Students know that cheating is wrong, but that doesn’t always translate into carefully documented sources in a research paper or turning down a friend’s help on a take-home exam. Surveys indicate that a majority of students have cheated during their time in college. What can faculty do to improve …

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Nov 10 2016

SIP #3.12 Developing Learner Self-Awareness

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Last week’s SIP explored the differences between being student-centered and learner-centered, with learner-centered classrooms being focused on what students do and what and how they learn. A key practice of learner-centered teaching is explicit attention to developing learner self-awareness, which is a component of meta-cognitive awareness. Meta-cognitive awareness has …

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Nov 03 2016

SIP #3.11 Student-Centered vs. Learner-Centered Teaching

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? For years now, faculty development circles have been tossing around the phrases “student-centered” and “learner-centered.”  We are all pretty clear on the fact that the “sage on the stage” has given way to the “guide on the side,” but how do we “faculty guides” center our practice appropriately?  Aren’t …

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