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A Discussion About Online Discussion

This article is featured in the resource guide, Effective Online Teaching Strategies. When it comes to facilitating online classroom engagement, discussion boards are a great

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Revisiting the Syllabus

The syllabus—most of us use them, many of our students don’t read them.  We wondered if this venerable artifact of teaching might merit a revisit. 

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Reading Textbooks: The College Plague

First, let’s acknowledge this universal epidemic. College students despise reading textbooks and e-books that cover content with academic information. Fortunately, I discovered a cure for

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Dare to Ask the Expert

Years ago, as a high school graduate applying for a college scholarship, I tried an innovative research strategy.  I was investigating the case of a

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Culturally Responsive Teaching and UDL

Creating educational experiences for our students that integrate Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT), a philosophy of education that centers students’

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UDL and 21st Century Learning

Put simply, “people learn more deeply from words and pictures than from words alone” (Mayer, 2005). Multimedia theory posits the idea that people’s brains more

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