Teaching with Technology

2nd Issue of Technology for Teaching ejournal now available

The Reinert Center invites you to read the second issue of our ejournal Technology for Teaching. Technology for Teaching is a semi-annual publication from the Instructional Developer team in Saint Louis University's Reinert Center. Each issue will explore innovative ways technology might be used in teaching. It is available online at https://sites.google.com/slu.edu/technologyforteaching/

Teaching with Technology

Recommendations on how to create videos to encourage student engagement

by Chris Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center At the first Association for Computing Machinery conference on “Learning @ Scale,” researchers Guo and Rubin presented an empirical study on how video production techniques from videos affects student engagement (2014).  Their study analyzed viewing data from 6.9 million video watching sessions gathered from four EdX MOOC courses… Continue reading Recommendations on how to create videos to encourage student engagement

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Incorporate Active Learning Strategies Using Little Known Features of Campus Technologies

by Chris Grabau, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Incorporating active learning strategies into a course’s design can improve students’ recall of course information, improve academic performance, reduce cognitive load, and promote student engagement (Bonwell & Eison, 1991; Mayer & Moreno, 2003; Prince, 2004).  Although there are a number of University-supported academic resources available to faculty, knowing… Continue reading Incorporate Active Learning Strategies Using Little Known Features of Campus Technologies

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Access and Inclusion in Online Teaching

by James Fortney, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center This past weekend (April 1-2), the Reinert Center hosted an Online Teaching and Learning Institute (OTLI) for accelerated courses. This two-day intensive workshop was designed for faculty with minimal teaching experience in an online format. Participant-driven conversations explored effective teaching practices for any discipline, with special emphases given… Continue reading Access and Inclusion in Online Teaching

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Extending Discussions Online

by Jerod Quinn, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center “Leading a productive discussion, one that engages students and enhances their understanding, may be the most complex and challenging task in teaching.” - J. Henning, “Leading Discussions: Opening Up the Conversation.” No matter what else happens in my classes, I have the bad habit of equating my effectiveness… Continue reading Extending Discussions Online