- Classroom Assessment
- Learning Centered
- Universal Design
- Cultural Diversity
- Conversation Cafes
- Online Books, Videos and Courses
- Concept Mapping Tools
- Central New Mexico Community College’s web page contains a list of links and documents on a variety of teaching and learning topics:
- Links to 170 teaching, learning, and educational management sites based in Canada, the U.K., Australia, and the U.S. are arranged alphabetically by topic:
- 4faculty.org, an online professional development network of resources and learning modules designed specifically for the needs of community college faculty, has a list of good links:
- Information from Northwest Commission on Community Colleges and University's Accreditation program:
- Teaching and Learning Commons
The Teaching and Learning Commons is an intellectual community space provided to enrich and encourage an exchange of knowledge about teaching and learning:
- Stanford Center for Teaching and Learning site on the Future of Learning:
- Harvard's Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning Center:
- Web 2.0: Cool Tools for Schools offers a variety of Tools to spruce up your web presence.
- RubiStar is a free tool to help teachers create quality rubrics:
- Texas Collaborative for Teaching Excellence Professional Development Module on Assessment. Presents key concepts, background information, and techniques of classroom assessment and evaluation:
- Short Introduction to Classroom Assessment
- British Columbia Institute of Technology's longstanding "How To" series' introduction to classroom assessment is a superb and very useful. It covers the basics of classroom assessment and includes a quick guide to planning an appropriate project.
- Teaching Goals Inventory Online
- The University of Iowa has done all of higher education a favor by obtaining the rights to put the "Teaching Goals Inventory" online. Faculty can sign in, complete the inventory, and print out the results.
- Create an Online Assessment Tool
- Survey Monkey "...has a single purpose: to enable anyone to create professional online surveys quickly and easily." With this online program you can create your surveys and compile the results.
- Classroom Assessment Articles and Information
- Honolulu Community College Teaching Tips and Guidebook on a wide range of topics. Specifically there is a great list of resources on Classroom Assessment Techniques. A great follow-up resource:
- Penn State has an excellent online resource through their Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence. As part of the site, they have two well presented articles on classroom assessment for faculty who need 'more' material.
- Classroom Assessment Techniques
- Virginia Commonwealth University has a great site with Cross and Angelo's original CATs organized as they did it. The site contains a short introduction to classroom assessment, then a quick links to their CATs page.
- Field-tested Level Assessment Guide (FLAG) for Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology Instructors:
Course Planning and Assessment Handbook
- The University of Massachusetts has done us all a great favor by putting their "Course-Based Review and Assessment" manual online. The 50+ paged manual is great for more information or as a stand-alone source.
- The California Learning Communities Consortium (CLCC) is the collaborative project of California colleges committed to improving the quality of student education through collaborative learning.
- Learning Centered Teaching Activities from Portland Community College:
- The 12 Vanguard Learning Colleges are serving as incubators and catalysts for the Learning College concept by building on values that place learning first:
- A list of America's Top 30 Community Colleges:
- Kevin Carey's article on Cascadia University and "What your alma mater could learn from Cascadia University":
- This article by Robert B. Barr and John Tagg originally appeared in the November/December 1995 edition of Change magazine. In the short time it has been out, it has created considerable discussion on educational list serves and has prompted numerous requests for reprints in newsletters:
- September/October 2003 edition of Change magazine with an article by MaryEllen Weimer on: "Focus on Learning, Transforming Teaching"
All teachers face the challenge of designing their courses and teaching in a way that leads to learning that can be deemed to be truly significant, as viewed by both students and others. Dee Fink has written a book on this subject: Creating Significant Learning Experiences (Jossey-Bass, 2003).
- University of Washington's information page on Universal Design of Instruction:
The Center for Research on Developmental Education and Urban Literacy (CRDEUL) at the University of Minnesota eBook on Curriculum Transformation and Disability:
University of Minnesota's Pedagogy and Student Services for Institutional Transformation (PASSIT) book on Implementing Universal Design in Higher Education:
- Rochester Institute of Technology Class-Act side on what Universal Design is:
Association on Higher Education and Disability Resource page on Universal Design with many more Universal Design links:
Universal Design for Instruction Fact Sheet from the University of Connecticut's Center on Post Secondary Education and Disability's FacultyWare program, which provides online resources on Universal Design:
Campus Technology Article on University of Connecticut FacultyWare Program
- Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for designing curricula that enable all individuals to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning:
- The Universal Design Network is the homepage of the Global Universal Design Educator’s Network and the Monthly Online News:
- Renton Technical College's Universal Design Project site with manuals, publications, styles and a strategy cookbook.
- TLC's Universal Design site complied by Chris Luna
- The Thiagi Group List of Guidelines for Intercultural Communications:
- NewBay Media's Tech Learning Site with "A Field Guide to Cross-Cultural Projects":
- Harvard's Project Implicit blends basic research and educational outreach in a virtual laboratory at which visitors can examine their own hidden biases.
- This site provides everything you need to learn about the World Cafe Methodology of hosting conversations
- Conversation Cafe: Promoting community, democracy and wisdom world-wide through generating millions of open, respectful public conversations:
- Metro Louisville Clubs & Organizations page on their use of Conversation Cafes
- Amazon.com sells the World Cafe book
- Marcia McReynold's Listening Planet site with Listening Salon Information:
- ERIC article by Cynthia Lake Howell entitled Facilitating Responsibility for Learning in Adult Community College Students:
- Peer Review provides a quarterly briefing on emerging trends and key debates in undergraduate liberal education. Each issue is focused on a specific topic, provides comprehensive analysis, and highlights changing practice on diverse campuses:
- How Students Learn: History, Mathematics, and Science in the Classroom (2005)
- Anthony Grasha Teaching with Style e-Book. Contains the graphic syllabus and the outcomes maps.
- Getting Results: A Professional Development Course for Community College Educators is a multimedia resource for Community College Faculty. This online program is meant to stimulate and provide new teaching tools to better reach today's Community College Students:
The IHMC CmapTools client is free for use by anybody in order to create mind maps. In particular, schools and universities are encouraged to download it and install it in as many computers as desired, and students and teachers may make copies of it and install it at home:
- Inspiration mind-mapping software provides a 30-day free trial. Supplemental training information is available in the TLC's reference library:
- FreeMind is mind-mapping software written in Java. Recent developments make this software a highly productivity tool for creating various mind maps:
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