Using Open Educational Resources to Support Academic Achievement in a First-year Humanities Class

Well-designed digital learning environments combine effective management strategies with collaborative learning processes (ISTE Coaching Standard 3: Digital Learning Environments). Open Educational Resources (OER) are instructional materials (such as textbooks, multimedia learning tools, and lesson plans) that can be used free of charge by instructors and … Continue readingUsing Open Educational Resources to Support Academic Achievement in a First-year Humanities Class

Toward a theory and practice of coaching higher ed faculty

Why re-imagine faculty professional learning? Among the three 2017-2021 strategic priorities of Colorado- and Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit higher education association EDUCAUSE is “reimagined professional learning.” By replacing the term professional development with professional learning in its vocabulary, CEO John O’Brien (2018) indicates the extent to … Continue readingToward a theory and practice of coaching higher ed faculty

Writing Math: Integrating Universal Design with “Social Turn” Writing Pedagogy

Teaching college writing involves teaching a broad range of applied skills to students from a broad range of backgrounds and intended future disciplines. This statement points to three ways in which the learning and teaching of college writing is an inherently problematized endeavor. The first … Continue readingWriting Math: Integrating Universal Design with “Social Turn” Writing Pedagogy