Category Archives: Center for Teaching and Learning

Planning for Fall by Looking Back

Spring term is wrapping up and attention is shifting towards fall term. OSU has announced its Resumption Planning which is still in the early stages but strongly implies that Fall 2020 will have a mix of face-to-face, remote, and online … Continue reading

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Should You Require Students To Turn On Their Zoom Cameras?

Getting students actively engaged in learning is the desired goal of instruction in all modalities. The pivot to remote teaching has rekindled productive inquiry about evidence-based strategies for fostering student-instructor, student-content, and student-student forms of interaction in the virtual classroom. … Continue reading

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Pedagogical Boosters

Last week, Cub Kahn posted a blog titled, Practical Solutions to Remote Learning Issues. In that issue, an infographic on remote learning issues, along with practical, evidence-based solutions were shared. This week, the Center for Teaching and Learning is sharing … Continue reading

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Long-Term Instructors Share Most Valuable Skills for Online Teaching

by Mary Ellen Dello Stritto, Ph.D., Director, OSU Ecampus Research Unit The teaching and learning field is busy tackling the unprecedented challenges of emergency remote teaching, and planning for many possibilities of hybrid, blended, remote and online teaching and learning … Continue reading

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Reassessing Assessment in Covid-19 Crisis: The Importance of Discursive and Performative Reflection

The Covid-19-forced pivot to remote teaching has upended productive discourse about evidence-based pedagogical practices. The recurring theme in the myriad of recommendations and best practices for engaging students in remote learning is the need to communicate care and hope, and … Continue reading

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Addressing Burnout

In the past few weeks, I have heard from instructors and learners alike about how stressed they are. People are finding themselves more irritable, apathetic, experiencing insomnia, headaches, or inability to focus. I can say that I am also experiencing … Continue reading

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RAP ON: Live Streamed or Face to Face? Comparing Efficacy

Editor’s Note:  Universities nationwide are preparing for the summer and fall terms. After a quick pivot to emergency remote teaching this spring, there is now a small window of time to prepare for the next phase of education during the … Continue reading

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Reducing Screen Time Through Podcasting

Who else is suffering from eye strain, migraines, a sore neck or back? I can’t imagine I’m the only one.  I used to complain about how much time I spent staring at a computer screen. Looking back, past me had … Continue reading

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THANK YOU EDUCATORS: National Teacher Appreciation Day!!!

We interrupt our regularly programmed activities, zoom and otherwise, to bring you THIS important message: THANK YOU FACULTY AND STAFF FOR ALL YOUR EFFORTS AS YOU KEEP TEACHING and help our students KEEP LEARNING!!!!   As we stride towards the … Continue reading

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Informal Videos: One Approach to Humanizing ERT

In a recent CTL blog post, authored by Kelby Hahn, she discussed ways to invite social connection in Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) using videos. She also shared many great 20 Minute Mentor videos that provide support in the creation and … Continue reading

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