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Hypothes.is Pilot Comes to WashU

August 6, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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The Center for Teaching and Learning is excited to announce that this fall we will be hosting a pilot program for Hypothes.is, an EdTech tool that integrates with Canvas and enables users to place a conversational layer over an entire webpage, allowing for unique collaborative, interactive engagement with the text that students have been assigned to […]

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Innovative Teaching During COVID-19 Series: Kate Bloomquist

August 5, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Teaching at WashU

The Center for Teaching and Learning is highlighting innovative work done by faculty at Washington University in St. Louis during the Spring 2020 semester at the height of the coronavirus pandemic as part of a new web series. Our latest Q&A features Kate Bloomquist, PhD, Lecturer in College Writing at Washington University in St. Louis. How […]

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Staying Connected with International Students During COVID-19

August 4, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

Check out this great guide from Cornell University, “Guidance for Faculty: Getting & Staying Connected with Int’l Students.” The guide has information including why Chinese students might not be responding to your emails, considerations for asynchronous and synchronous instruction, and creating inclusive online courses. You can access the guide here.

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How to Make Hybrid Teaching Work for You

July 30, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

Hybrid teaching strategies will be the new norm this fall in light of regulations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a recent newsletter from The Chronicle of Higher Education, experts weigh in on how to make hybrid teaching work in the classroom. Jenae Cohn, an academic-technology specialist for the program in writing and rhetoric at […]

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Weighing the Benefits of Reflective Practices: Faculty Focus

July 29, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

“The use of reflections in a classroom setting can help us, as educators, understand what students have learned and what needs to be covered in more depth or maybe in a different way as the semester unfolds,” write Ann Wheeler, associate professor of mathematics education at Texas Woman’s University, and Jörg Waltje, executive director of the Center […]

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Innovative Teaching During COVID-19 Series: David Lawton

July 22, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Teaching at WashU

The Center for Teaching and Learning is highlighting innovative work done by faculty at Washington University in St. Louis during the Spring 2020 semester at the height of the coronavirus pandemic as part of a new web series. Our latest Q&A features David Lawton, Professor of English in the College of Arts & Sciences.  What […]

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Starter Activities to Begin Any Class

July 20, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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“What can you implement in your classes that can review content, establish a foundation for the day’s topic, encourage student participation, and get students prepared for the day’s activities? Whether you call them starter activities, bell work, or focusing activities, a predictable, formatted, content-based beginning of class activity can be used to achieve these goals,” […]

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ACUE releases ‘Inclusive Teaching Practices Toolkit’

July 15, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Inclusive Teaching & Learning /

The Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) has released an “Inclusive Teaching Practices Toolkit.” This set of free resources includes videos and downloadable planning guides that can benefit faculty and their students. The practices are tailored for online teaching but are also relevant to the physical classroom. You can access the toolkit here.

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Innovative Teaching During COVID-19 Series: Heidi Kolk

July 8, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Teaching at WashU

The Center for Teaching and Learning is highlighting innovative work done by faculty at Washington University in St. Louis during the Spring 2020 semester at the height of the coronavirus pandemic as part of a new web series. Our latest Q&A features Heidi Kolk, Assistant Professor in the Sam Fox School of Design + Visual Arts […]

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Alternatives to Traditional Exams for Online Learning

June 25, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Resources for Teaching

With the outbreak of COVID-19, many instructors shifted from face-to-face instruction to online teaching. Given this situation, instructors must consider alternatives to traditional exams, writes Lucinda Parmer, associate professor in the John Massey School of Business teaching in the Management and Marketing Department at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, in a recent blog post on The Scholarly […]

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