Category Archives: Center for Teaching and Learning

Teflon to Velcro: Making Content Stick

Phil Mann is an instructor teaching Art + Design concentration classes within the Renewable Materials degree program in the Wood Science and Engineering Department.   The Tuesday Teaching + Tech Talks session with Dr. Howes entitled From Teflon to Velcro: … Continue reading

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Transparency in Learning and Teaching: Begin with SMARTE and SMARTER Student Learning Objectives

In my work as an instructional consultant in CTL, I often discuss with faculty how to adjust the wording of course student learning objectives (SLOs) to exemplify measurable SLOs. This served as the initial impetus for creating an infographic to … Continue reading

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Congratulations CTL – 15th Year Anniversary: A Reflection of OSU’s Center for Teaching & Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning has been around for longer than you may guess. While you cannot stroll into our suite on the top floor of LiNC due to the pandemic, you can avail yourself of the many core … Continue reading

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Join the Fall Conversation on Blended Learning!

Wondering how to engage students in blended courses, now or in the future? Academic Technology and CTL invite instructors and tenured/tenure-track faculty who teach Corvallis and Cascades campus courses to join a small, cross-disciplinary faculty cohort and explore blended learning … Continue reading

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New Guides to Blended and Remote Teaching

Just in time for a Fall term in which most Corvallis and Cascades courses will be offered in either remote or blended formats, two new Center for Teaching and Learning tutorials walk you through the design and teaching of courses … Continue reading

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Implementing and Assessing Collaborative Group Work

The term group work is most often associated with any form of learning activity where students work together. However, there are two approaches to group work. Cooperative learning is an instructional activity that involves students working together in ad hoc … Continue reading

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CTL is excited to announce our fully remote New2OSU program!

New2OSU impacts student success by accelerating the effectiveness of those who are newer to teaching and/or OSU. Completion of the program may be used as evidence of professional development and teaching effectiveness. Participants are asked to commit to a three-term … Continue reading

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Extended Deadline: Apply by Sep. 15 for Blended Learning Community

Summer is slipping away, but there’s still time to apply for the Fall ’20 Blended Faculty Learning Community. You’re invited to join this faculty learning community to explore educational technology and blended learning. Academic Technology and CTL invite all instructors … Continue reading

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A Framework for Engaging Students in Synchronous Class Sessions: Interactive Lecture

A Framework for Engaging Students in Synchronous Class Sessions: Interactive Lecture There is a plethora of strategies and activities for engaging students in the remote learning modality (Amobi 2020, Chick, Friberg & Bessette 2020; Martin & Bollinger, 2018). In a … Continue reading

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RAP ON: A Crisis Preparedness Kit for Educators

About the author: Sydney Tran is a Health Psychology PhD student studying the effects of objectification on women’s well-being. She is passionate about equity, diversity, and inclusivity in improving mental health and well-being. This is part of our series of Research Advancing Pedagogy … Continue reading

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