Teaching & Learning @ PSY Newsletter

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Best Practices, Teaching Tips, Ideas, Resources, What’s NEW!!

Fall 2014: Singing the Praises of our Adjunct Faculty; ITS Training Services Summer Fest; BlackBoard pilot update; “Sites” as a course platform?; New tools: Qualtrics, Box (50 Gb storage!), Doceri; Turnitin Pilot; GRIT and other data projects; Updates on the campus mentoring program, Nittany Success Center, Advising & Career Center, & our library; Fall Workshop Ideas.

Fall 2013: Ideas-a-plenty from recent conferences; Faculty summer/fall projects; What’s new with VLN and synchronous learning?; World Campus online teaching certificate; Fall workshops; New to the newsletter: Updates from the Nittany Success Center (including Cora’s article on reflective learning), Advising & Career Center, and PSY Library.

Summer 2013: Faculty Innovation Projects – Developing creativity & risk-taking: Surprise, poetry, and teaching reflections; Motivation; Plan B in career planning; Toolbox assignments to change learning dispositions; Effective faculty/student communication video project; Augmented reality and student art show; Flipping the Q & A; Making Instruments; Adaptive learning tech grant; Speed dating peer review; Teaching evaluation framework; Math innovations.

Spring 2013: Updates: Mobile Learning ANGEL App pilot, New PSU Blog Tool, Media Commons updates, Accessibility info online, Lecture capture pilot, Course in College Teaching Part II, Yammer adopted, 2013 TLT Symposium info, Paired LL ED Psych 100 update, Building a new skill set: Data, Spring Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence (SITE) and local professional development opportunities.

Fall 2012: Feature: Innovation through the Gen-Ed Curriculum; What’s New? iCLickers, WordPress, Yammer, ANGEL remains as CMS; eLearning @ PSU Update; Accessibility Resources for Faculty; Institutional Research Adventures; Pairing LL ED & Psych 100 – Learning Community opportunity; Positive Classroom Climate discussion update; Stanford University’s Design School Crash Course materials; Faculty Showcase – Summer 2012!! Fall 2012 Workshop Ideas.

Fall 2011: Killing Two Birds with One Stone: Embedding Academic Skill-Building into Content Delivery in First-Year Courses; What’s New? CMS Update, iClickers, Whisper Room, Blended Learning Update, Accessibility Policy Approved, Digital Storytelling Adventures; Fall Workshop Input Request; Faculty Showcase.

Spring 2011: Hope & Identity: Charting a New Course; Interview with Joan Smeltzer; What’s New – CMS pilots, MediaCommons, Video Learning Network, New Websites, VoiceThread; Spring Regional Conference at PSY – SoTL; eLearning News – Blended Cohort Forming; Book Nook – How Learning Works; Spring Workshop input.

Fall 2010: Student Engagement Techniques; Starting the Year off on the Right Foot; Syllabus Checklist; What’s New? – ANGEL 7.4 Upgrade, CMS Fall pilot, WordPress, Polycom classroom, SMART Boards.

Spring 2010: Making a Change in your Course: Determining Effectiveness; ANGEL Upgrade; Media Commons Updates; Summer Workshop Requests.

Fall 2009: Keep your Courses Going if the Flu Hits: Tools & Training; Digital Commons Updates & Highlights; eLearning Updates; Teaching & Learning Resources.

Summer 2009: New Web Tools, ANGEL Upgrade, Digital Commons Update, eLearning at PSY Update.

November/December 2008: Digital Commons comes to PSU York!

September/October 2008: Academic Literacy Support and Building Cultural Competence in the Classroom.

January/February 2008: Student Services Review.

November/December 2007: Why aren’t Students Reading? What Can Faculty Members Do?

September/October 2007: Creating Online Lessons Just in Case… Preparing for Emergencies.

Mar/April 2007:Rekindling the Flame.

Jan/Feb 2007: Bridging the High School to College Gap.

Nov/Dec 2006 : Assessment.

Sept/Oct 2006 : Preparing for the First Day of Class.

July/August 2006
: Social Computing.

May/June 2006 : Faculty Roles in Student Retention.

April 2006 : Using Discussion Boards Effectively

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