Organization & Clarity
The 2009 Teacher Evaluation Form lists the following criteria as key to organization and clarity: being well prepared; speaking in a manner that is easy for students to understand and explaining material clearly; ensuring that lectures are easy to outline, major points summarized, and case discussions well organized; taking care to answer questions precisely; stating objectives for each class section and knowing if the class is understanding or not.
Guide to Best Practices for Academic Program Analysis & Improvement -- This site provides suggestions on how to collect, analyze, synthesize, and interpret information to evaluate curriculum for the purpose of improving student learning outcomes.
Instructional Media Resources can provide materials and tools to use in your course.
Teaching Tips. Designing and Teaching Hybrid Courses. Includes additional sources for designing hybrid courses . The Seven Habits of Highly Successful Professors. Lesson Focus. Lesson Structure.
The books below are available from our lending library. See links for tags/keywords (above) for additional titles and resources.
Fink, D. (2003). Creating significant learning experiences: an integrated approach to designing college courses. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Piskurich, G.M. (2006).
Rapid instructional design: Learning ID
fast and right.
San Fracisco: Pfeiffer.
Wiggins, G., & McTighe, J. (2005). Understanding by design, Expanded 2 nd Edition. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
O";Brien,Millis, Cohen. (2008). The Course Syllabus: A Learning-Centered Approach, Second Edition. Jossey Bass. When it was first published in 1997, this book became the gold standard reference for both new and experienced faculty members.
Interactive Teaching Methods, Video, http://www.youtube.com/v/qQra4baNwP8
Lecturing for Deep Understanding,
Presenter: Tom Angelo, The University of Sydney, Length: 6 Minutes 20 Seconds
Lecturing for Learning: Cognitive Load Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtXtYNOiEIU , Presenter: Tom Angelo, The University of Sydney, Length: 3 Minutes 16 Seconds
Encouraging Students to Prepare for Lectures, Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xdh7WuKFU4
Presenter: Tom Angelo, The University of Sydney, Length: 2 Minutes 36 Seconds
Radio James Objective Builder —an online tutorial for writing course objectives.
Learning Objectives, brief statements of what learners will be able to achieve at the end of a lesson, are broken down through a series of focuses tutorial and practices at the Merlot site.
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