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Faculty June 02, 2023
Four Pedagogical Models for Teaching the Whole Person
In a recent survey by Inside Higher Ed, students declared that their top roadblock to success in higher education is teaching style. Surely, the students who don’t do their work or put off the readings or participate in academic dishonesty more than classroom discussions must not feel teaching style is what stopped them from being successful in their courses?
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Faculty May 24, 2023
ChatGPT vs. UD Faculty - Who Writes the Best Prompts?
Discussion forums are often cited as students' least favorite part of online learning. Can UD faculty write online discussion prompts better than ChatGPT?
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Faculty May 17, 2023
Going Beyond the Lecture: Simple Applications for Community Learning
We know that social isolation leads to poorer academic experiences, yet we so often ask students to listen to a lecture and then do their learning independently. Consider trying a few of the simple methods for cooperative learning that can be incorporated into your courses this fall.
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Faculty March 23, 2023
The Story Studio: UD's Resource for Building Digital Literacy
What should you do if your personal producer, editor, animator, boom operator, and cinematographer all go on vacation the same week? (It happens.) UD’s Story Studio is the comprehensive, all-inclusive media production studio on the second floor of Roesch Library. All you need is a thumb drive and a plan.
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Faculty March 10, 2023
Reduce Stress (for Instructors and Students!) with Due Date Best Practices
Ahh, due dates. They’ve been making students and instructors sweat since the beginning of… dates? Obligation? We won’t be discussing history here– just practical tips for simplifying the due date mystique.
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Faculty February 20, 2023
Project-Based Learning in Higher Education
What is project-based learning, and how is it used at the University of Dayton? Discover how to beat the lecture humdrum by implementing project-based learning in your own classroom.
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Faculty February 10, 2023
Learning as a Holistic Process: Quick & Easy Ways to Teach with Context
Have you spent years carefully curating the instructional materials for your course? Yet still, your students (the ones that do the readings, that is) seem to be missing something. If this sounds familiar, your missing link may be contextualization.
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Faculty January 27, 2023
Has the new age of grading arrived? Simplify Your Process with Gradescope
What is Gradescope, and will it enhance your grading process? I spoke with a variety of Gradescope users to find out.
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Faculty January 10, 2023
Questions Worth Asking: Research-Based Best Practices for Writing Multiple Choice Questions

Why do we still use multiple choice questions, anyways?
When you think of a test, what is the first thing that comes to mind?
A. A written essay question
B. A group project
C. A series of multiple choice questions
D. An oral exam

The multiple choice exam has been around for so long that your middle school science teacher used it, your kids take them in school today, and you probably assigned one on Isidore this term.

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Faculty January 05, 2023
Motivate Student Engagement with Shoutouts!
Sometimes a bit of positivity can just really change your whole day. Maybe the new Shoutouts! tool in Isidore can increase student engagement and alleviate some anxiety for our stressed-out students.
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