Design. Reviews key instructional design theories and frameworks
and provides practical guidance on applying key instructional design
principles to curriculum planning, implementation and evaluation.
Planning Your Course.
Covers the basic steps in course planning; assessing student characteristics;
applying course goals and setting outcomes, selecting teaching/learning
activities and developing assessment approaches. 3 links
Developing a Good Syllabus.
Covers the basics of syllabus construction: course objectives; course
content and sequencing; student assessment and course evaluation;
administration and syllabus presentation; and teaching strategies
and the syllabus. Includes links to an online "workshop" on constructing
learning-centered syllabi, and a description and handy checklist of
items useful in constructing a syllabus. 4
A selection of tutorials, questions and practical worksheets designed
to assist faculty in planning particular topical lessons. Emphasis
is on using your goals, objectives and desired outcomes as the basis
for selecting your teaching methods and assessment strategies. 2
Delivering Effective Lectures.
A large collection of tips gleaned from over a dozen university teaching
centers. Covers fundamental of communication; organizing ideas and
supporting evidence; why to lecture; strengths, weaknesses and best
use of the lecture method; giving lectures that are easy to outline
and capture students' interest, mastering delivery techniques; providing
for feedback and interaction; using A/V aids; and modifying the traditional
lecture format. 9 links
Engaging Large Groups.
Special tips and techniques for those managing large lecture courses
or sections. Covers strategies to increase student motivation and
articipation and ways to help develop a sense of community. Provides
FAQs about teaching large classes, including how to encourage attendance,
get students actively involved, check student preparation and learning,
prevent academic dishonesty and get feedback. Also includes tips on
how to give frequent assignments and avoid impossible grading loads.
and Discussion. Reviews the strengths and weaknesses of the discussion
method and its best use. Includes tips on preparing for and facilitating
discussions and solving the common problems that can occur with this
method. Provides answers to common questions about the discussion
method. Covers levels and types of questions, planning questions,
interaction skills, and how to assess one's questioning skills. 16
Teaching in the Laboratory
Setting. Provides key tips on effective laboratory teaching in the
sciences, including safety procedures; student preparation; and planning,
leading, supervising and evaluating the laboratory experience. 15
Faculty-Student Relations Addresses major issues that arise in faculty-student relations. Subcategories
include Diversity & Inclusive Teaching, Legal & Ethical Issues
and Academic Integrity. 92 links
Structured Medline Searches
on Traditional Teaching. Run dynamic searches of the Medline database
using the NLM PubMed interface on the lecture method and handouts,
discussion and questioning techniques, or laboratory instruction.