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College Teaching: Selected E-Books
This guide is a central location to view selected library resources on college teaching.
An equitable, inclusive and practical application of culturally responsive teaching that transcends learning environments Educators in the 21st century are teaching diverse learners across a range of learning environments, while attending to critical issues related to equity, inclusion, and social justice. Now there's a resource to help you merge the essential skills of embedding culturally responsive teaching practices into online and in person learning settings. Using the Dynamic Equitable Learning Environments (DELE) framework, you can build the knowledge, awareness, skills, and dispositions to pivot instruction to facilitate equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist learning experiences that transcend cultural, social, and linguistic backgrounds-no matter where, when, or how your students do their learning. Combining an interactive workspace with teacher preparation and professional development, this book provides an action planner and toolkit for embedding culturally responsive teaching into online and in person instruction. Other features include: Demonstrative, inspirational, and culturally responsive practical approaches for online and in person educational settings Self-reflection questions, anti-bias exercises, and critical-thinking activities that support equity-mindedness Culturally sustaining checklist templates Links to additional responsive online resources, readings, and culturally relevant media Action plan templates to work through in each chapter Additional Call to Action practices to pursue after completing the book
The introduction of digital technology to video use has opened up new opportunities for raising the quality of teaching and learning. This book provides the first integrated account of how digital video can be used to develop teaching competence. It shows not only how using video can help teachers move towards more dialogic forms of teaching and learning, but also how such change benefits pupils' learning and behaviour. Based on extensive literature reviews this book provides an overview of "visual teacher learning" and summarises what is known about instructional improvements that teachers can achieve by engaging in it. These reviews and the author's empirical studies explain the activities, processes and organisational conditions needed for implementing visual teacher learning in teacher education and professional development. The book concludes with practical resources for practitioners incorporating the lessons drawn from theory and research.
Teaching is an essential skill in becoming a faculty member in any institution of higher education. Yet how is that skill actually acquired by graduate students? Teaching as if Learning Matters collects first-person narratives from graduate students and new PhDs that explore how the skills required to teach at a college level are developed. It examines the key issues that graduate students face as they learn to teach effectively when in fact they are still learning and being taught. Featuring contributions from over thirty graduate students from a variety of disciplines at Indiana University, Teaching as if Learning Matters allows these students to explore this topic from their own unique perspectives. They reflect on the importance of teaching to them personally and professionally, telling of both successes and struggles as they learn and embrace teaching for the first time in higher education.
A Guide to Online Course Design offers faculty and professional staff a practical and easy-to-follow model for creating exceptional online courses that focuses on quality standards in instructional design, transparency in learning outcomes, and learner persistence. A comprehensive resource, the book includes effective, research-based instructional strategies to motivate online learners and help them become more self-directed. A Guide to Online Course Design emphasizes quality standards and removing barriers to learners' persistence, which ensures online courses meet the needs of online learners as well as distance education initiatives. "All faculty members and course designers, regardless of experience level, content background, or technology skills, can benefit from applying the approaches defined in this book. The authors have imparted a wealth of knowledge that can improve the quality of any online class and I highly recommend this book for all those involved with online learning." - Anton G. Camarota, faculty, University of Denver "Anyone involved in developing online courses should read this book! Packed with great insights and the research to back them up, Stavredes and Herder guide readers with practical information that will support online course development." - Brenda Boyd, director of professional development and consulting, Quality Matters Program "The blend of theory and application makes A Guide to Online Course Design and indispensable resource for any professional seeking to create high quality, outcomes-based learning experiences. I loved the action steps that close each chapter, as they lead the reader through the entire process of course design from analysis to implementation." - Kathe Kacheroski, dean of curriculum and instruction, Rasmussen College