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Tag: Engagement

How to Make Your Teaching More Engaging

An Advice Guide from the Chronicle of Higher Education By Sarah Rose Cavanagh Consider a student in an introductory math class — let’s call him Alex. Alex had some unpleasant experiences with math in high school. When he got to college, he tested into a math course below the level that would count toward his […]

January 13, 2021

8 Tools for Amplifying Your Twitter Experience

On a basic level, Twitter offers you a no-frills interface to use. The base website will get you by, but there are many ways to improve how you manage your Twitter interests. Check out these great services that can make Twitter more effective and better tailored to suit your needs. Tweetdeck Tweetdeck gives a more expansive […]

September 8, 2017

Wednesday Wisdom: 9 Tips to Avoid Course Design Failure

You put a lot of effort into creating your course content, but all that could be in vain if your Learning Management System (LMS) — the way the information is delivered to students — isn’t designed well. If done correctly, your LMS can help students stay engaged with you, the content, and each other, rather than wasting […]

June 14, 2017

Wednesday Wisdom

Fast, Easy Gaming in Health Science Ed

Adding GAMING to the classroom setting can re-energize learning. But, do you feel like you don’t have a lot of time to create something cool? Create fun learning in minutes (not weeks) that works on any device with an internet connection with KAHOOT–oh yeah, it’s FREE! With KAHOOT you can enrich your challenge questions with […]

September 22, 2016

Gaming example from KAHOOT

5 Engagement Activities for Lecture Sessions

With all the recent conversation on campus and in the medical education literature about active learning and student engagement, we can easily be overwhelmed with terminology, confused by what is considered best practice, and paralyzed by fear of incorporating a new technique into our teaching. Here are five quick tips for incorporating an active learning […]

September 13, 2016