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Higher Ed Teaching & Learning

Higher Ed Teaching & Learning
April 14 - Moving a Face-to-Face Course Online without Losing Student Engagement By: Louise Sharrar and Paula Bigatel in Online Education The rapid growth and popularity of online learning is necessitating the creation of online courses that actively engage learners. Research has shown that effective integration of multimedia that is content relevant and pedagogically sound can be a valuable teaching tool for facilitating student learning (Mandernach, 2009). Read More » April 11 - From Rusty to Robust: Overcoming the Challenges to Effective Faculty Development

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HTML Ref » Reference » Appendix E » Color Names and Numerical Equivalents Table E-3 lists all the color names commonly supported by the major browsers (Netscape 3.0 and better through Netscape 7, Internet Explorer 3.0 and better, Opera 6 and better). The HTML specification defines sixteen named colors (aqua, black, blue, fuchsia, gray, green, lime, maroon, navy, olive, purple, red, silver, teal, white, and yellow). (Out of these colors, only seven are considered safe in the reproduction sense discussed previously.) Many other color names have been introduced by the browser vendors -particularly Netscape- and are fairly commonly used. Color names are easier to remember than numerical codes, but might cause trouble when viewed under old or uncommon browsers.

Reading Strategies Learning Outcomes Students will learn what factors hinder reading efficiency and intervention techniques to improveStudents will learn techniques to improve their reading speed and comprehensionStudent will learn to view reading as an active processStudent will learn to use his/her textbook as an essential toolStudent will understand different active learning methods and choose the best one to fit the course (e.g. SQ3R) Knowing what you need to get out of your reading will help you choose the appropriate learning strategy and set your reading speed. The appropriate choice helps to maximize comprehension and reading efficiency. Having a planned reading schedule with realistic and attainable goals will ensure a successful learning outcome.

Guidelines for Instruction Programs in Academic Libraries Approved by the ACRL Board of Directors, June 2003. Revised October 2011. Preamble Academic libraries work together with other members of their institutional communities to participate in, support, and achieve the educational mission of their institutions by teaching the core competencies of information literacy—the abilities involved in identifying an information need, accessing needed information, evaluating, managing, and applying information, and understanding the legal, social, and ethical aspects of information use. Active Learning: CTLE Resources What is Active Learning? Active learning is embodied in a learning environment where the teachers and students are actively engaged with the content through discussions, problem-solving, critical thinking, debate or a host of other activities that promote interaction among learners, instructors and the material. Active learning is not represented in the teacher-centered classroom where the teacher is an active transmitter of information and the students are passive recipients.

publishes strategy for employer engagement Page Content ​QQI has just published Education and Employers: A Strategic Approach to Employer Engagement. The publication highlights the role of employers in the education and training system and encourage them to participate more at local or national level. Closer cooperation with the employment sector helps education and training providers develop curricula that are relevant and meet the needs of individuals and society, equipping graduates with the right skills, including transferable skills, that better meet the current and future needs of employers.

Certification Tests: School of Education, Indiana University Bloomington Information about Certification Tests Over half a million people worldwide have passed a Certification Test in the past 5 years. Each randomly selected question on a test provides source material from another author and a sample of student writing. The test taker must determine whether the student version is word-for-word plagiarism, paraphrasing plagiarism, or not plagiarism. If you pass, your Certificate will be e-mailed to you, and you can view your Certificate online. Very important, you and your instructor can retrieve and validate it later to ensure it is not counterfeit.

Active Learning - Center for Instructional Technology Active learning includes any activity in which every student must think, create, or solve a problem. Below, Dr. Richard M. Felder from North Carolina State University demonstrates active learning. He provides resources for active learning on his website, including quick ideas for inspiration. Active learning can range from brief activities punctuating a lecture (as demonstrated by Dr. Home - LILi: Lifelong Information Literacy - CampusGuides at Glendale College LILi = a group of librarians from various types of California libraries, investigating information literacy definitions, standards and instruction in California, in order to craft effective models of lifelong, sequential information literacy instruction. Why would you want to use this site? To find links to information literacy/competency, information researching, critical thinking sites, lesson plans, and more. To discover how other libraries in California are helping their users learn how to learn. To make use of standards and guidelines relating to information literacy/competency teaching and learning

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