Approaches to Teaching & Learning

[Originally called AEC Approaches to Teaching and Learning]

I designed and wrote these flyers as part of a faculty development position. I tried to write two a semester, more or less, and to engage faculty in thinking about how technology might work in their teaching. I also looked at turning these overviews into workshops; for example, the flyer on Instructional Rubrics was extended into a live webinar in the fall of 2011, and then into a narrated Prezi: The series was published as an Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan-C) Effective Practice in September 2011: “Engaging Faculty in Teaching and Learning: Pedagogy Flyer Series.” No one keeps up the series since my retirement.

I’ve changed the documents to remove the original institutional logos and office titles. The originals were made with Microsoft Publisher and I have since edited them with LibreOffice to be consistent in appearance.

You can open each one individually below or view the entire collection on Scribd:

The documents were not meant to exhaust a subject, but to feed curiosity that leads to more exploration. Each document answers these three questions:

  • what is it?
  • what does it look like in practice?
  • how does such a method fit into my course?

Backward Design

Problem Based Learning

Learning Styles

Lecture Capture

Planned as the fourth document in the series, it was suggested by the Office of Teaching, Learning & Academic Professional Development that the document be appended with an account of the college pilot of lecture capture software, specifically Camtasia Relay, the second of such products piloted at Tri-C. The original document distributed to faculty contained a second page of college-specific interest. The linked version here does not contain that second page.

Experiential Learning/Education

Just in Time Teaching

Insturctional Rubrics for Teaching & Learning

Social Bookmarking in the Classroom

Blogging in the Classroom

Cloud in the Classroom: Google Docs

Digitial Storytelling

ePortfolios in the Classroom

Why Use a Wiki?

Mind/Concept Mapping

Mobile Devices in the Classroom

Curation Tools in the Classroom



2 replies

  1. My own use for wikis is as class peer review spaces. It works best if you have the ability to create groups in your wiki. In the Blackboard wiki tool, you can create group wikis, but in most commercial wikis, such privacy features would require payment. I did upgrade a PBworks wiki for that purpose once before my institution upgraded its Blackboard system.


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