Growing use of the internet in educational contexts has been prominent in recent years. In this survey paper, we describe how the internet is transforming the mathematics classroom and mathematics teacher education. We use as references several reviews of use of the internet in mathematics education settings made in recent years to determine how the field has evolved…
I’ve always been bothered by the fact that at the college level, where students pay a lot of money for their education, the people who do the teaching have little to no training in teaching methodology. Colleges and universities place a high premium on a person’s expertise in their field, but they often require no teaching experience or formal preparation in pedagogy….
Microsoft Teams is changing how Meetings participants will access to meeting chat next month
Microsoft is planning to introduce some important changes to Teams meeting participant’s access to meeting chat based on how they were invited to the meeting. The feature listing recently appeared on the Microsoft Teams roadmap and is scheduled for a roll out in December….
Four of the Best Social Media Teaching Tips for Educators
Social media teaching can be an incredibly useful educational tool. The social networks students use are conducive to so many facets of modern learning. Things like collaborative planning, data and resource sharing, and progress updates concerning group work all apply with social networks. They appeal to our digital natives, and with social media they become easy to adopt. The prospect of social media teaching can be alluring or repulsive, depending on your understanding of it, and your experience with it…..
Students Bring a Fresh Perspective to Institutional Assessments through Capstone Projects in Strategic Communication
As part of its 2012 revision of general education, Washington State University (WSU), a research-intensive university with six campuses, added a capstone course requirement for all undergraduates. Capstones are a well-known high-impact practice, offering “opportunities to integrate, synthesize, and apply knowledge [which] are essential to ensuring deep, meaningful learning experiences”…..
Listen to NILOA’s Executive Director, Dr. Natasha Jankowski, talk with Pedagogo about ‘Realizing the Value of Comprehensive Assessment’
The word “Pedagogo” comes from the Latin and means “educator.” To us, it’s also a place for educators and administrators to go for information and resources. Our Pedagogo podcast is designed help faculty and administrators keep up with what’s trending in higher education in a way that’s practical, applicable, and timely….
Black students continuously experience, fight against, and bear emotional scars from racism, which can lead to increased anxiety and poor mental health outcomes. Some colleges are just starting to address these issues…
Inclusive practices are critical to the higher education landscape in order to improve student learning. Democratic principles are rooted in inclusion, and faculty and staff have a responsibility to provide personal and professional skills so that students fulfill goals of graduation and employment….
Here, we’ll delve into inclusive practices that can be implemented within higher education by considering four key areas:
1.) purposeful curriculum
2.) supportive climate
4.) desirable difficulty.
Inclusive teaching involves cultivating awareness of the dynamics that shape classroom experiences and impact learning. It also involves being responsive to these dynamics and intentional about using strategies, or inclusive moves, that foster a productive learning environment. Sometimes there will be difficulty; inclusive teaching empowers students and teachers to navigate this together. Ultimately, inclusive teaching is good teaching….
The D’Youville Pedagogical Playbook A Resource Collection for College Faculty
The ITI and the ITI Advisory Committee are developing a new project: The Pedagogical Playbook – an idea submitted at the 2020 Ideation Huddle. The Pedagogical Playbook will be a video resource for faculty to share tips, tools, and teaching stories with one another – “faculty helping faculty”. Our goal is to gather at least one video per academic department. Please consider submitting a short video (5-25 minutes) with the ITI. Suggested topics below:
Tell us about a lesson that goes really well every time.
Tell us about how you connect with your students.
Tell us about a challenge you faced one day in the classroom.
What has your online lab experience been like?
What has teaching online been like for you?
What are some teaching tools you can’t live without?
What are some resources or tips you can share with your colleagues?
Faculty from all departments recognized during awards ceremony
Buffalo, New York – October 27, 2020 – Lauren Clay, Ph.D., of Kenmore, New York, associate professor of health administration and public health, was named D’Youville’s AAUP Scholar of the Year for the 2019-20 academic year at the university’s virtual awards ceremony in October…
We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2020 NYSOTA Awards!
Selected for their significant contribution and exceptional dedication to the profession of occupational therapy, these twenty-eight honorees inspire us and remind us just how much can be accomplished with passion, commitment and hard work.
Following Governor Cuomo’s press conference today, we would like to recap the announcement to inform everyone that there has been no change in our current “Orange Zone” designation. However, please be aware that Buffalo and parts of Erie County were put on warning to potentially become a red zone in the future….