Resources

Resource Category Topic
Alternatives to Traditional Exams and Papers (Indiana University Bloomington Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning)
An introduction to classroom assessment techniques (CATs) and a list of examples, including descriptions, suggestions for what to do with the data,…
Type: Website
Teaching and Learning Strategies Authentic/Case/Project/Problem Based Learning
Alternatives to Traditional Testing (Berkeley Center for Teaching & Learning)
Alternatives may be advantageous to promote student learning and be more authentic means of students demonstrating what they have learned at the…
Type: Website
Assessment and Feedback Authentic/Case/Project/Problem Based Learning, Exam Alternatives
An approach to measuring cognitive outcomes across higher-education institutions (Klein, S.P. ; Kuh, G.D. ; Chun, M. ; Hamilton, L. and Shavelson, R.)
This study describes the results with a promising set of cognitive assessment tools that can be used to measure general as distinct from domain-…
Type: Article
Assessment and Feedback Summative Assessment, Value Added Assessment
An Inclusive Academy: Achieving diversity and exellence by Abigail Stewart and Virginia Valian
In this book, the authors' argue that diversity and excellence can be achieved together. The authors provide a 'practical guide' for…
Type: Book
Course Design Inclusive Teaching
Applying Backward Design in a Cell Biology Course
An example of Backward Design in a Cell Biology course
Type: Video
Course Design Backward Design, Lesson/Module Planning, Objectives, Syllabus Design
Applying Instructional Systems Processes to Constructivist Learning Environments (The eLearning Developers’ Journal)
Describes the benefits of and guidelines for creating constructivist learning environments.
Type: Article
Teaching and Learning Strategies Active Learning, Cognitively Based Learning Interventions
Applying multimedia principles to slide shows for academic presentation (Overson, C.)
Findings from two studies in undergraduate courses conclude that designing slides consistent with Mayer’s cognitive principles of multimedia learning…
Type: Chapter
Teaching and Learning Strategies Cognitively Based Learning Interventions, Presentation Tools
Applying Science of Learning in Education: Infusing Psychological Science into the Curriculum (V. A. Benassi, C. E. Overson, & C. M. Hakala, Eds.)
A sampling of scholarship on the science of learning and its application in educational settings, including self-explanation, cognitive load,…
Type: Chapter
Teaching and Learning Strategies Cognitively Based Learning Interventions
Applying the Science of Learning across the Biological Sciences Curriculum
Victor Benassi and Catherine Overson, Conference at the Interface of Discipline-Based Education Research in STEM and Psychological Science, Davis…
Teaching and Learning Strategies Cognitively Based Learning Interventions, Online Labs, STEM Courses
Assessing Reflection (DePaul University Teaching Commons)
Noting that assessing reflection and reflective processes can be particularly difficult, this site provides suggestions and models.
Type: Website
Assessment and Feedback Formative Assessment, Grading, Rubrics and Checklists, Summative Assessment
Assessing teaching presence in a computer conferencing context (Anderson, T.; Rourke, L.; Garrison, R. ; Arche, W.)
Introduces the concept of teacher presence as “the design, facilitation, and direction of cognitive and social processes for the purpose of realizing…
Type: Article
Learning Environment, Teaching Modality Hybrid (“Flipped Classroom”), Online Courses
Assessing Your Own OER Course (Scott Kimball, Eleta Exline, Catherine Overson)
Presentation materials available at: https://www.unh.edu/cetl/talk-about-teaching-presentations-summer-2020 (Scroll to find presentation)
Learning Resources Open Educational Resources (OER)
Assessment Feedback Using Comment Banks: A Useful Approach? (Bray, J.)
A feedback method of efficiently giving high quality feedback through the use of IT and comment banks has been piloted on a large cohort of students…
Type: Article
Assessment and Feedback Feedback, Formative Assessment
Authentic Learning
A model of authentic learning, based on nine key elements that can be used to design authentic learning environments.
Type: Website
Teaching and Learning Strategies Authentic/Case/Project/Problem Based Learning
Authentic Learning for the 21st Century: An Overview
White paper exploring what constitutes authentic learning, how technology supports it, what makes it effective, and why it is important.
Type: Article
Teaching and Learning Strategies Authentic/Case/Project/Problem Based Learning
Best practices for designing and grading exams (University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching)
Guidelines for designing valid and reliable exams, advantages and disadvantages of commonly used types of achievement test items, and general…
Type: Website
Assessment and Feedback Grading
Best Practices for Financial Literacy and Education at Institutions of Higher Education (U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission)
The Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC) prepared this report in response to Section 603 of P.L. 115-174, the “Economic Growth,…
Type: Report
Learning Resources Information Literacy
Best Practices for Large-Enrollment Online Courses, Part 1: Managing student expectations, leveraging quizzes, and reducing grading load (Arizona State University)
Managing large enrollment classes online.
Type: Website
Teaching and Learning Strategies Formative Assessment, Online Courses, Summative Assessment
Best Practices for Large-Enrollment Online Courses, Part 2: Managing groups, peer review, and other peer-to-peer interactions (Arizona State University)
Managing large enrollment classes online.
Type: Website
Teaching and Learning Strategies Collaborative Learning, Online Courses
Best Practices for Large-Enrollment Online Courses, Part 3: Managing instructor-student communication and presence
Managing large enrollment classes online.
Type: Website
Teaching and Learning Strategies Online Courses