Archives - April, 2015

Rubrics – More than Just Assessment

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Dr. Renee Aitken

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When I first started using rubrics, I was a technical trainer for a large telecommunications company and the reason for using them was simple. It was a way to assure trainees could perform the required skills. It was important to Read More >

Are you in alignment?

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Meredith Singleton

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We hear about alignment in many areas of our lives. Our bodies. Our tires. The stars. But what about our courses? Is your course in alignment? I started teaching as an adjunct with a canned course. I played no role Read More >

Designing for Discussion-Based Teaching

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Dr. Barbara M. Hall

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What is discussion-based teaching, and how does it differ from other forms of teaching? Discussion-based teaching is an instructional approach that prioritizes learner acquisition of knowledge, skills, and attitudes through discourse rather than passive approaches that focus on lecture, reading, Read More >