Resources, Teaching with Technology

What is ChatGPT, and What Does It Mean for My Teaching?

by Robert Cole, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Many of us started to see things being written about ChatGPT before the winter break, and the news does not seem to be slowing regarding this AI text generator. In this post, I would like to share my experiences and perspective using ChatGPT.  I will also and provide… Continue reading What is ChatGPT, and What Does It Mean for My Teaching?

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Online University Teaching Skills Certificate Update

by Sandy Gambill, Program Director, Reinert Center The Reinert Center is marking a successful first semester of its new Online University Teaching Skills Certificate with 13 members of SLU’s teaching community enrolling in the certificate.  In addition to offering two sessions of the Introduction to Online Teaching course taken by 28 instructors, Reinert Center staff… Continue reading Online University Teaching Skills Certificate Update

Teaching Today's Students, Teaching with Technology

Reconstituting Office Hours

by Eric Royer, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center A recent article discussing office hours in the Chronicle of Higher Education had me thinking about how this dedicated time to meet with students is such a vital, yet underutilized student support in our course learning environments. Students can ask questions or talk candidly about problems affecting their… Continue reading Reconstituting Office Hours

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Participation, Engagement, and Grading – Oh my!

by Robert Cole, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center I was recently scrolling through my social media feed and happened upon a proclamation that the individual making the post was no longer calling class participation, participation. That instead he was calling it engagement. And then, he went on to delineate several facets of what engagement meant in… Continue reading Participation, Engagement, and Grading – Oh my!

Teaching with Technology, Upcoming Events

Reinert Center Offers New Certificate Option for Online Teaching

The Reinert Center has launched a new option for its long running Certificate in University Teaching Skills. Faculty and graduate students can now earn an Online University Teaching Skills Certificate.  The certificate requirements include workshops in areas such as engaging students online,  and assessing online learning, and a capstone project involving a self assessment of… Continue reading Reinert Center Offers New Certificate Option for Online Teaching

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What We’re Reading and Listening To this Summer (and Beyond)

by Eric Royer, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center As we close out spring semester, taking time to reflect and rejuvenate are important aspects of the teaching cycle. This down time may also afford you an opportunity to read a good book or listen to a podcast (or series) to renew your thoughts and passion about teaching… Continue reading What We’re Reading and Listening To this Summer (and Beyond)