Teaching and Learning Resources

 Teaching on Television

Are you planning an ITV course? Teaching via ITV can be similar to the face-to-face classroom, but there are some important differences you will need to consider before your course begins. 

Preparing for your ITV Course

This document provides some planning suggestions.

Teaching on Television 

This presentation is a one-hour, condensed version of the ITV training that Bob Hails provided on campus in Spring 2013. If you did not attend the face-to-face session, be sure to view this recording before your ITV course begins. (This link will open in the Blackboard Collaborate browser and may require you to download the free software.)


 Active Learning

Engagement Strategies

A West Chester colleague, Dr. Lisa Lucas, recently presented on active learning strategies. She gave me permission to share this short Jing video, where she discusses one strategy: http://screencast.com/t/joFUI1G1mNx

Lecture Breaks

Given the fact that student attention declines after 15-20 minutes of lecture, many instructors choose to encourage active learning with lecture breaks. These breaks can give students the opportunity to think about course material, make connections, relate new knowledge to what is already known, and apply knowledge to new situations. Here is a document, created by Cynthia Desrochers of California State University, Northbridge, that contain a list of suggested lecture break activities: http://oppcenter.chemeketa.edu/resources/documents/Multipurposelectbreaks.pdf


 Faculty Focus

Faculty Focus publishes articles on higher education teaching and learning, both face-to-face and online. Sign up for their free newsletter here: http://www.facultyfocus.com/

Below are links to some articles you may find of interest: