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Underserved: Student Access to Technology

by Kristin Broussard, Graduate Assistant, Reinert Center As higher education integrates technology more and more into its curricula, whether through increasing the number of courses taught online or in hybrid formats, or encouraging teachers to use technology platforms (e.g., Blackboard, Canvas) to organize their traditional in-person courses, technology has become a given in the higher… Continue reading Underserved: Student Access to Technology

Reviews, Teaching with Technology

New Issue of Technology for Teaching eJournal

The Reinert Center invites you to read the latest issue of our ejournal, Technology for Teaching.  The latest issue addresses gamification and game-based teaching.  Featured in this issue is an interview with Dr. Simone Bregni, Associate Professor of Italian on his game-based pedagogical approach to teaching Italian.  Also, Dr. Robert Cole profiles the game-quiz app, Kahoot! and… Continue reading New Issue of Technology for Teaching eJournal

Reviews, Teaching and Justice

Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and Social Marginalization

by Chris Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center As a part of our ongoing theme on Teaching and Justice, the Reinert Center hosted a book discussion based on Cia Verschelden’s 2017 book, Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and Social Marginalization.  The book illustrates how persistent racism, bias, and socioeconomic barriers… Continue reading Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and Social Marginalization

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Book Review- Robot Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

by Chris Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center The rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning brings the promise of increased productivity, efficiency, safety and access to a wealth of new information; however, these technologies also raise difficult questions about the nature of work.  What jobs, skills and labor will be needed when most… Continue reading Book Review- Robot Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Reviews, Teaching and Justice

Book Review: Diversity, Social Justice, and Inclusive Excellence

by James Fortney, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Staff in the Reinert Center are continually researching and developing resources to support inclusive teaching and learning at Saint Louis University. You can access the current inclusive teaching resources available on our website by clicking here [LINK]. A goal of this ongoing work is to share resources that… Continue reading Book Review: Diversity, Social Justice, and Inclusive Excellence

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Book Review: Academic Ableism

by James Fortney, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center As you settle into summer break, consider adding Jay Dolmage’s recent book on disability and higher education to your reading list. Academic Ableism (2017) offers a fresh and informed perspective on the historically complicated relationship between disability and higher education. Dolmage, an Associate Professor of English at the… Continue reading Book Review: Academic Ableism

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Reflection on Growth and Fixed mindsets: A Praxis Workshop Follow-up

by Yang Li, Graduate Assistant, Reinert Center A reflection on the Praxis workshop, “Harnessing Mindsets to Improve Student Success,” facilitated by Dr. Michelle Sabick on January 30, 2018. The first time I heard about growth and fixed mindsets was in my first graduate level course. I was taught to become a change leader for a… Continue reading Reflection on Growth and Fixed mindsets: A Praxis Workshop Follow-up

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Book Review: Feminist Pedagogy in Higher Education

by James Fortney, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center What is feminist pedagogy and how can it advance our commitment to social and gender justice? Feminist Pedagogy in Higher Education (Light et al., 2015) invites scholars from a variety of disciplines to explore this question from both theoretical and practical perspectives. The editors of the volume synthesize… Continue reading Book Review: Feminist Pedagogy in Higher Education

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Accommodation and Course Design

by James Fortney, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center A recent article from ChronicleVitae discusses the benefits of focusing on accommodation when writing or revising syllabi for a new semester. David Goobler (2017) argues, “We’re wrong to think of accommodations as exceptions that detract from our normal way of doing things. Accommodating students is our normal way… Continue reading Accommodation and Course Design