Introducing TC60

Introducing TC60, our video blog series where we snapshot what’s happening at the University Center for Teaching and Learning in 60 seconds or less. We’ll add a new webisode every month, highlighting a current event at the Teaching Center. In March, the Teaching Center joined the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, affectionately known as SARA. 1,600 institutions have joined, with more added monthly. Learn more in our latest installment of TC60. Have an…

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Teaching Center staff article on professional development published

The Teaching Center’s own Lorna Kearns and Rae Mancilla were recently published in the American Journal of Distance Education. Their article, entitled “The Impact of Quality Matters Professional Development on Teaching Across Delivery Formats” explores the impact of professional development workshops for online course design on faculty’s pedagogical practices in online, face-to-face (f2f), and blended instructional modes. Quality Matters (QM) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes continuous quality improvement in online learning. The bedrock of…

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Building a video game in higher ed

By: Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob and Joe Horne For the past two years, the School of Nursing worked closely with the Teaching Center to conceptualize, construct, test, and implement a video game for nursing students. The game is called PsychOut!, is played on the iPad, and is designed to teach players about using therapeutic communication techniques to assess the mental health of patients as well as building trust and rapport. Ten unique case-based scenarios are available in the…

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