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Using Design Thinking in Higher Education

  by Holly Morris and Greg Warman Design thinking focuses on users and their needs, encourages brainstorming and prototyping, and rewards out-of-the-box thinking that takes “wild ideas” and transforms them into real-world solutions. Design thinking is a leadership competency at UNTHSC. Interested in attending a Design Thinking workshop or having a design thinking session in[…]

Continuing the Discussion: Communication and Collaboration

Students participate in active learning when constructing knowledge with their peers and in reflection. Using Salmon’s stages of communication in education, this session will show participants how Canvas can encourage students to initiate and continue discussions that focus on your learning objectives. The right communication tool at the right time can make all the difference[…]

Resources for Design Thinking

  Interested in an Introduction to Design Thinking Workshop? BOOKS The Design of Business, by Roger Martin Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger Design: The Invention of Desire by Jessica Helfand Change by Design, by Tim Brown Creative Confidence, by Tom Kelley & David Kelley A Whole[…]

2016 Students and Technology Research Study

EDUCAUSE Technology Research in the Academic Community collaborated with 183 institutions to collect responses from 71,641 undergraduate students across 25 countries about their technology experiences. This study explores technology ownership, use patterns, and expectations as they relate to the student experience. Colleges and universities can use the results of this study to better engage students[…]

First Impressions: Activities for the First Day of Class

The post First Impressions: Activities for the First Day of Class appeared first on Faculty Focus. The old expression that you never have a second chance to make a first impression is certainly true in the classroom. Early in my career, I tried several first-day-of-class strategies, ranging from briefly introducing the course and dismissing students[…]

CIL Faculty Seminar Series

2016-2017 Teaching Excellence Faculty Seminar Series

New Faculty Teaching Excellence Seminar Series on the Building Blocks of Teaching Excellence Develop and Document Your Teaching Skills Summary: Quality learning begins with quality teaching.  Many university professors enter the classroom with little to no practice or training in the skills needed to successfully deliver information in the classroom, particularly those in the sciences. […]

Assessment Resources

The most fundamental question that an assessment effort seeks to answer, whether on the course-level or program-level is: are your students learning what you intend? Assessment is therefore focused on learning outcomes and looks at teaching and decisions that teachers make as contributions to student learning. The following resources will help you make informed decisions[…]