Double standard in teaching techniques

Posted by Diana Ayling on November 12, 2012 at 9:05View Blog

The Stylus is the student newspaper of The College at Brockport. We distribute both on and off campus, providing the news for not only students, but community members as well. We have a distribution of 3,500. The Stylus is partially sponsored by Brockport Student Government. First print copy free, additional copies 25 cents. Tiffany White, a staff writer shares her ideas on teaching and learning. ... Read more... 


Start the year with something free for your students

Posted by Diana Ayling on November 18, 2012 at 16:17
As you prepare your 2013 information for students you might like to include some ideas for free software.
Free Alternatives to Best-Selling Software


Towards a sustainable support strategy for online students

Posted by Hazel Owen on November 26, 2012 at 14:38

English: Steph's Rol Model (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This was a presentation given by Elizabeth Smith and Anne Lonie. The objective of the course is to introduce students to engineering, and the professional sustainable practice that goes alongside the engineering skills. Some of the personal attributes that are covered are effective teamwork. cross-cultural sensitivity, and effective presentations.  Read more... 


Sustainable learning through formative assessment: Using quizzes to maintain engagement

Posted by Hazel Owen on November 27, 2012 at 11:25Send Message View Blog
The ideal is to move from a teacher-centered to student-centered education. There can be a trap where people can fall into a technology-centered education (rather than technology-enabled). The presenter, Lynette Nagel, talked about the Chartered Accountants course at the University of Pretoria, for which there is increased demand, a call for international accreditation, and challenges such as a set curriculum and inflexible standards.  Read more... 


Using reward contingencies in online activities to facilitate engagement in a statistics class

Posted by Hazel Owen on November 27, 2012 at 13:00S

This presentation was by Xochitl de la Piedad Garcia opened by introducing a definition for engagement which is the time, energy and resources that students devote to activities designed to enhance learning at university.

With statistics, the course and the knowledge-base is cumulative, so the question is how to facilitate students engagement in a first year statistics unit? Using behaviourism as a framework, the idea was to encourage those behaviours that was going to increase the likelihood of students developing specific bhaviours that are related to improved performance. The relationship is mediated by behavioural and emotional factors. Read more...



To be or not to be...student engagement?

Posted by Hazel Owen on November 27, 2012 at 13:53

Norm Vaughan was one of the key note speakers on the second day of the ASCILITE 2012 conference. The 3 Rs of engagement are relevance, rigour, and relationships (Dennis Littky, 2004 The student sense of wonder and inquiry are key to engagement, but with depth, and built around relationships and communities.Read more....

Taking a break improve performance

A new study from UNSW investigated the importance of breaks in study for wakeful consolidation of learning.

The AUSSE survey - A resource for enhancing the student experience
The first year student experience in North American colleges
Using the StrengthsQuest survey
Retention and success linked to tertiary funding
Student portfolios of learning (including eportfolios)
The first day of class
Focus on the learner: Student engagement
Fostering independent learners

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