The TRIO program will be relocating to the LLC. The move from the Gold Room to the LLC will place high-risk students closer to a number of useful student support services (e.g. Learning Center; Career Services; IT Helpdesk; Library; Transitional Studies). Read Full Post
It has often been said that lecture is probably the most often used teaching method in higher education, in spite of the fact that it tends to result in less learning, or perhaps less higher order learning than other methods. Bligh (2000) provide evidence that lecture was as good as other methods if the primary goal was to transmit information, but less effective for inspiring interest in a topic, or teaching values or behavioral skills associated with a discipline.
In the past decade, there has been increasing interest in more active learning techniques, including the focus on learner-centered teaching, collaborative techniques, student engagement techniques, classroom assessment techniques and flipped classrooms. However, faculty often feel a need to cover a certain amount of content, or to “get through” the required material. Students are often more comfortable with a more passive role, and sometimes don’t have enough knowledge initially to participate in active techniques. Read Full Post
3:00 – 5:00 pm Library 106
In this workshop, faculty members will explore free options for concept mapping and mind mapping, with a primary focus on CMapTools.
Please register at http://academic.csc.edu/tlc/workshop_signups/register.php
Faculty Brown Bag: Focus on Student Motivation Friday October 10
Noon – 1:00 pm Library 108
This session will be based on materials from Christy Price and others, considering motivation theories, issues with millennial students and more.