The University of Pittsburgh is closed Dec. 24-Jan. 4 for winter break. For instructors planning to request equipment from Classroom Services for the Spring Term, this means you must submit your requests by Dec. 23 to ensure your order is reviewed before winter break starts. Dec. 23 is the last day…
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
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.
While attending the HighEdWeb annual conference in Portland, Ore., recently, I sat in on several workshops that dealt with the care and feeding of websites running on WordPress. As many of you may (or may not) know, the CIDDE website is currently running on WordPress. WordPress was built as an…
Anyone who has successfully taught a course at the University level knows that it entails a lot of effort – effort to prepare, effort to deliver, and effort to administer. We also know that there may be significant variety in the degree to which our students come to our classes…
Fall is conference time for many professional organizations and associations. Conferences are a good way to learn about research into new areas, cutting edge technology, new teaching and learning strategies, and up and coming trends in higher education. Conferences offer an opportunity for networking or reuniting with colleagues from around…