“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…
New TA Orientation
The Fall 2014 NTAO will take place on August 22nd. Attendance at this
event is mandatory for new TAs in the School of Arts and Sciences unless
departments are providing equivalent alternatives. Registration as well
as additional information can be found here!
The Teaching Online at Pitt (TOP) course is a three-week, facilitator-led online workshop
on best practices for teaching online. The next session will begin on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.
New To Pittsburgh? May We Suggest...
Did you recently join Pitt as a new student, faculty, or staff
member? Are you excited about exploring the remarkable city
of Pittsburgh but not quite sure where to get started?
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.
Statistics, Educational Data, and…oops
No matter the data, it can misrepresent a message depending
on how it is used.
Envisioning a Future in 3D
Will you and your students soon use 3D printer technology
as a routine part of teaching and learning at Pitt?
The challenge of making instructional videos is to create an experience that will enhance the learning outcomes of your students. While uploading a lecture to the web is a typical practice at most universities, well-produced videos can provide better student engagement, improved retention, and stronger learning outcomes. Video can show…
An recent article on 3DPrintingIndustry.com gives an interesting look into how 3D printing is being used in education. The article is about Matt Howarth of “Puppetman Productions” and his decision to start teaching students about 3D printing by giving hands-on experience with the technology. Howarth has gone into the classroom…
The University of Pittsburgh Testing Center is now open in G-33 Cathedral of Learning! We formally opened the doors to the Pitt community on May 12, 2014, and early reviews have been very positive! It’s fantastic to see the artist’s renderings come to life. The image below compares the architectural…