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From a new cohort graduating from Information Technology Academy or Blend@UW to an extra learning technologies launching in Learn@UW, there’s always something going on at DoIT Academic Technology. Check back regularly to stay updated!

 


Active Teaching Lab Recap: Engage students with the internet

Thu March 25, 2021

Theme The March 25, 2021 Active Teaching Lab focused on ways to engage students more actively during remote instruction by integrating internet research and critical thinking into lessons and activities. Takeaways We’ve probably all seen articles like The Internet is NOT the Best Place for Kids to Learn After the Coronavirus Pandemic (tl;dr — upset…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Improve student participation

Wed March 17, 2021

Theme The Lab theme for the March 17, 2021 Active Teaching Lab was: Fostering confident and supportive student interactions that increase multiperspective problem-solving and critical thinking. Takeaways Role of Participation in Learning Our learning is derived from feedback — from direct experience (fire is hot), from parents (pulling sibling’s hair is wrong), from teachers (2+2=4),…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Students Want You to Know

Wed March 10, 2021

Theme of March 10, 2021 Lab The Lab participants discussed insights into the experiences and expectations of remote students.  Takeaways Why listen to students? One might well argue that students don’t know what they don’t know. Many don’t know the research on effective teaching & learning, and they certainly don’t [yet!] know about the content…

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Engage eText Ordering Periods Set for Summer & Fall 2021

Tue March 9, 2021

Instructors and course coordinators wanting to use the Engage eText reader are now able to review and select eTexts and publisher digital learning tools (DLTs) for summer courses until March 31. The ordering window for fall 2021 will be from March 17 through April 7, 2021.  Part of the Learn@UW suite of learning technologies, Engage…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: International and Non-Traditional Students — 10 Ways to Support

Thu March 4, 2021

Theme of March 4, 2021 Lab International and non-traditional students — 10 ways to support: How can your course activities be better designed for returning students, or ESL speakers eight time zones away? There’s a good chance that you have had these populations in your course, and have probably noticed that their needs are different than…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Student Feedback — 10 Ways to Get It

Wed February 24, 2021

Theme of February 24, 2021 Get student feedback — 10 ways: Instead of guessing or trying to interpret assessments, hear directly from students what’s working and what’s not. (Bonus: it increases their learning too!) Takeaways Feedback from students can come in several forms; emphasizing technical obstacles and addressing content-related issues. Considering the timing and purpose…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Inclusive Teaching — 10 Ways

Wed February 10, 2021

Theme of February 10, 2021 Lab Teach inclusively — 10 ways: Research-supported practices to promote the success of more students. Takeaways Cultivate environments where all students are able to ask, listen, take risks, make mistakes, and recover with grace & humility.  Why: Inclusive Teaching lets us be authentic and responsive. Students come hungry to help…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Media — 10 Ways to Teach Better with It

Wed February 3, 2021

Theme of February 3, 2021 Lab Media — 10 ways to teach better with it: Present content in ways that are more effective, digestible, and easier for learners (and you) to assess. Takeaways GET STARTED: 10 tips Keep it short to reduce cognitive load and attention lapses, and simplify content revision and updates. Use four…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Remote group projects — 10 ways to improve

Thu January 28, 2021

How can we create small-group learning that fosters students’ interaction without forcing students’ dependence on other students’ skills, availability, contributions, and punctuality? Our January 28, 2021 Lab addressed the five principles for remote group projects.  Five principles for Remote group projects Protect trust-building interactions: Any new group needs to start with “Interaction, not dependence” —…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Independent learners — 10 ways to develop (01.21.2021)

Wed January 20, 2021

Independent learners need (obviously?) independence, but the culture of much of traditional teaching is top-down — instructors set a curriculum and dole it out at a pace that tries to keep everyone in the class learning the same things at the same time. Our January 20, 2021 Lab dug into teaching practices that create a culture…

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