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Do we have the right people teaching first year courses? Research shows it makes a difference in students' perception of the discipline (especially in STEM).
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Nancy Nelson Apr 20
Do you follow these 10 simple principles of instruction? If not, think about them as you plan next term's classes
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Nancy Nelson Apr 18
Want to engage your students when you assign a video as pre-work? Check out these tools that allow you to embed questions within any video ...
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Nancy Nelson Apr 17
Waiting for the Google Cloud session at Lot42 to start. Sitting with Mark and Prabhjot, two grads from the ESD program
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Nancy Nelson Apr 16
Research shows taking exercise breaks during a lecture increases on-task attention and learning. It would probably help during marking too!
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Nancy Nelson Apr 13
Want a digital wall where your students stick notes? Are you a Padlet user looking for an alternative given the new pricing structure? Check out these six tools ...
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Nancy Nelson Apr 12
Evidence shows a textbook is more effective than its digital equivalent if the reading demands more engagement or deeper comprehension. Otherwise there is not much difference.
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Nancy Nelson Apr 11
Relevance is the intersection of what teachers think is important and what interests students. One way to check: if students can tell you what they learned, why they learned it, and how they will use it then it is relevant.
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Nancy Nelson Apr 10
How To Kill Learner Curiosity In 12 Easy Steps from
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Nancy Nelson Apr 9
Imagine that group of "dream students" and answer these three questions to help make your course more memorable ...
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Nancy Nelson Apr 6
Feeling that end of semester stress? Here are some good tips to avoid faculty burnout …
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Nancy Nelson Apr 5
Some low risk active learning strategies to try in your classroom
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Nancy Nelson Apr 4
An informative posting on formative and summative assessments ... what's the difference, what methods can be used, and some tips on making sure they are effective
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Nancy Nelson Apr 2
Want to know if your students are actually learning a new concept? Try one of these tech-based formative assessment tools ...
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Joshua Caulkins Mar 24
"The teacher can advance learning only by influencing what the student does to learn." -Herbert Simon. This is still a profound message for all faculty and instructors.
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Nancy Nelson Mar 7
Replying to @lkoster
Interesting! All traces of this paper seem to have disappeared. I can't even find the posting where I first read about it! Thanks.
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Nancy Nelson Mar 2
A great list of places you can publish your engineering education research
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Nancy Nelson Feb 28
Active learning isn't about the activity, it's about carefully crafted deliberate practice to enable deeper learning
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Nancy Nelson Feb 27
Some guidelines for using performance tasks to help learners actively apply knowledge and demonstrate understanding
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Nancy Nelson Feb 26
Coming soon ... a framework for high quality project based learning. See the criteria in this preview ...
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