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?
New Resource Guide
A new resource guide on Career- Connected Learning has now been posted to the Reinert Center website. If you want to find more resource guides we offer, visit this webpage.
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
New Resource Guide
A new resource guide on Considerations for Culturally Responsive Online Course Design has now been posted to the Reinert Center website. If you want to find more resource guides we offer, visit this webpage. If you have ideas for resource guide topics you would like to see posted, share them here (LINK).
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)
Resources on Student and Instructor Well-Being
by Gina Merys, Director, Reinert Center Over the last few years, and especially during the course of this academic year, we have found ourselves in the continuous challenge of pursuing the incredible joys and triumphs of teaching and learning within a reality that is profoundly filled with trauma, loss, tragedy, anxiety, and sorrow. We grapple… Continue reading Resources on Student and Instructor Well-Being
Advanced Canvas Tools
by Sandy Gambill, Sr. Instructional Developer, Reinert Center While Canvas makes it easy to post course content, it also has a range of tools that can extend and expand upon learning. Here are three of these tools. Learning Analytics Formative evaluation is a powerful method of gathering feedback from students during the semester so you… Continue reading Advanced Canvas Tools
Book Recommendations: Winter Break Reading List
As the fall semester comes to an end, winter break may offer a nice opportunity to find a good book to renew thoughts about teaching and course design. Below are three lesser-known recommendations enjoyed by Reinert Center staff. Hopefully one of these may spark your interest. Power to the Public: The Promise of Public Interest… Continue reading Book Recommendations: Winter Break Reading List
Midterms as a Point for Student Introspection
by Eric Royer, Instructional Developer Midterms are more than just an opportunity to assess student learning; they provide an invaluable point for student introspection. Through in-class polls, reflective assignments, or surveys, students have an opportunity to provide feedback, both affirming and critiquing their course learning experiences as well as our teaching strategies and approaches in… Continue reading Midterms as a Point for Student Introspection
New Resource Guides
In the spirit of the Reinert Center’s focus on Ignatian Pedagogy, two Resources Guides have been posted to help you reflect on ways to get to know your students. The Ignatian Pedagogical framework helps articulate how a deeper reflection on the conditions of teaching and learning can prompt a more spiritual and person-centered educational experience.… Continue reading New Resource Guides