Monthly Archives: November 2011

Professional Organizations

The following professional organizations (provided by the McGill Centre for Teaching and Learning) provide many resources for those interested in teaching and learning in higher education, including journals, conferences and online resources. (more)

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Effective Teaching Workshops

Here with a reminder that the Centre for Teaching and Learning will be offering the above workshops beginning Saturday Dec 3rd for a session $1 and also the following Monday, December 5th. You are required to attend a session #1 … Continue reading

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Preparing for Finals

Many thanks to Barbara B. Nixon of Southeastern University for the following suggestions Final exams are approaching on college campuses around the world. Finals can be stressful, even for the most prepared students. Here are some tips to help you … Continue reading

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Do your PowerPoints do the Job?

A recent survey asked students what they liked and what they disliked about their professors PowerPoint presentations. Nothing surprising in the results but worth checking out as a reminder when you are doing your presentations. http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/teaching-guides/technology/making-better-powerpoint-presentations/#research

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Respectful Discussions

The following suggestions from the teaching centre at Vanderbilt University may ease those volatile discussion situations: Have the class establish and agree on ground rules for discussion.  Clarifying expectations about class discussions early on can prevent contentious situations later.  Discussion … Continue reading

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