Category Archives: Center for Teaching and Learning

Elevating Student Engagement in Breakout Rooms

Students want to interact with each other. In fact, they learn better when they do. In a national survey of undergraduate students during the COVID-19 pandemic, 65% of participants identified the opportunity to collaborate with other students as one of … Continue reading

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Four Strategies for Facilitating Group Activities in Remote and Hybrid/Blended Classes

One of the biggest pedagogical shifts in moving in-person classes to remote learning involves modifying active learning activities. Online courses which are designed from the ground up without face-to-face meetings have many ways to engage students (Forbes, 2020). The challenge … Continue reading

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UDL Part 3

This post is the third post of my three-part UDL series. Post one, focused on Defining UD, DI, and UDL. Post two, Pedagogical Approaches for Implementing UDL provided principles, supporting research, and pedagogical approaches to support this framework. This final … Continue reading

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UDL Part 2

This post is the second post of my three-part UDL series. Post one, focused on Defining UD, DI, and UDL. This post further unpacks UDL. It also provides some recommendations for pedagogical approaches along with their research-based rationales. The final … Continue reading

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Supporting Learner Variability: UDL Part 1

This post is the first post of a three-part UDL series. This post focuses on defining UD, DI, and UDL. Future posts will further unpack UDL, provide recommendations for pedagogical approaches, share a lesson plan template and provide a wealth … Continue reading

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Are you IN(clusive)? Read, Reflect, & Reform

Spring term is done, and our past and  future students have to face their emotions in response to the national and international riots, and what this all says about race relationships.  It is difficult not to be emotionally taxed in … Continue reading

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Pandemic Teaching: Getting CCOMFE for the long ride ahead

A bike ride can be a very pleasurable experience if you are well prepared for the weather and terrain. I remember a time when I set out on a gloriously sunny day. All of a sudden, a squall blew in … Continue reading

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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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