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Archives for March, 2013

Open Education Week

Open Education Week was celebrated around the world March 11-15. The purpose of the yearly event is to raise awareness of the Open Educational Resources (OERs) movement and the opportunities that OERs create for teaching and learning around the globe. The OER unit formed by Oregon State’s Division of University Outreach and Engagement and OSU […]

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Hybrid Course Design

Every term a group of OSU faculty participate in the hybrid faculty learning community. Group members each redesign a classroom course for hybrid (a.k.a. blended) delivery in which a substantial portion of the course learning activity takes place online, and face-to-face meeting time is typically cut in half. In this video, Eric Weber of the […]

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Dumbing Down or Teaching UP?

Public education is committed to the ideal that all students must have equitable access to learning…equitable is the key word here.  Brain research confirms what every teacher has known for centuries:  students vary widely in their prior knowledge, skill development and readiness to learn.  While private schools may have the freedom to sort and select […]

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Reflections on National Postdoctoral Association 2013 Annual Meeting

I’m grateful to Barb Bond, Director of OSU’s Office for Postdoctoral Programs, for encouraging me to develop a poster and attend this year’s National Postdoctoral Association 2013 Annual Meeting that was held in Charleston, SC, this past weekend (March 15-17).  I’ve been working with Barb for the past year to develop and deliver workshops about […]

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Spring Renewal . . . Save the Date

As winter term wraps up, the OSU campus is abloom with all the signs of spring.  And here at the Center for Teaching and Learning we’re already gearing up for our spring calendar of events.  One event that you don’t want to miss is the Center’s all-day Teaching and Learning Symposium III on Tuesday, April […]

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Education Dis-ease

I have been an educator for over thirty years: from elementary school to a tier-one research institution. I have noticed over the years, a general trend that I find curious…at the very least. Education, like any other discipline, has it’s own vocabulary…words like “objective,” “rubric,” yes, even “assessment” and “evaluation” have specific and clear meanings […]

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