The advent of online learning has forced us to change the way we must go about teaching. The article below talks about how Direct Instruction can still be effective in online learning.
Refer to this Pedagogy Unbound resource for tips on how to integrate active learning strategies into classrooms with a minimum of student resistance.
AAC&U, an organization that is a strong proponent of liberal learning and teaching innovation, is sponsoring three upcoming meetings for faculty. AAC&U (who brought us LEAP, essential learning outcomes, VALUE rubrics, etc.) hosts conferences that are consistently excellent and provide great opportunities for faculty to learn what other colleges and universities are doing.
For STEM faculty:
Transforming STEM Education – Oct 31-Nov2 in San Diego
Funding is available for one or two faculty per conference, preferably faculty who are serving on university councils (Gen Ed, Assessment), departmental curriculum or assessment committees, or other leadership positions. Faculty, who attend, are expected to report back to the General Education and/or Assessment Councils as well as their departments regarding what they learned and could be considered for discussion or implementation at Michigan Tech.
Interested faculty should contact Christa Walck directly at email@example.com. Registration will be arranged through the Provost’s office to take advantage of our AAC&U membership.