With the popularity of flipped classrooms and online courses, the usefulness of video as an effective tool for teaching and learning has gained prevalence in many university communities. The planning, practice, and production that goes into a well-developed video project can greatly improve the quality of the finished product, resulting…
Educause Virtual Conference
Pitt Faculty and Staff are welcome to join CIDDE for any
of the following virtual Educause sessions from Sept. 30
through Oct. 2 in Alumni Hall B-26 (Educational
Student Engagement Evolution
Student Response Systems, commonly referred to as “Clickers,”
survey student comprehension of course concepts and enhance
student participation in the classroom, particularly in large
of Teaching Survey
Are you looking for feedback about classes you're teaching
this term? Request your Student Opinion of Teaching
Go to OMET.pitt.edu for information about requesting.
LibGuide for Faculty & TAs
Chances are, you don’t know just how much is available
to you – but this LibGuide designed for faculty and teaching
assistants can help.
Improving student learning – this works!
What simple techniques can faculty use to improve the learning outcomes
of their students? What study techniques are many students using that
are completely ineffective?
What do the best college teachers do?
Read this fascinating interview with the author of What the Best
College Teachers Do, Dr. Ken Bain. Dr. Bain is an internationally
recognized teacher – and we can all learn from his insights.
Tips for Tweaking Your Class as You Prepare for a New Semester This is a good time to think about how to take a fresh approach to teaching in the fall. Sometimes just a few “tweaks” can make a course more learner-centered. Here are several ideas that consistently work in…
Desktop faculty development is a term coined by Rick Reis at Stanford, and like many faculty I find that most of my professional development often occurs that way. When I have questions about a topic, I immediately begin a web search looking for common terms. Next I hit the libraries,…
“Getting the word out” to students has become more challenging as social media trends change rapidly and new platforms emerge. Whether a faculty member wants to notify students of a class cancellation, the athletics department announces free t-shirts at the next home game, or we are asking them to complete…