Instructional Strategies

The classroom, whether it be on campus or virtual, draws students from different backgrounds with various experiences and abilities. Using a variety of  instructional strategies increases student engagement, critical thinking, connections to learning outcomes, and student success for all learners. Being an effective teacher requires the implementation of creative and innovative teaching strategies – it takes practice to determine teaching strategies that work best for course learning outcomes, your students, and your teaching style.

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Active Learning

Students benefit from a classroom structure that includes planned and purposeful opportunities to engage with content and each other to achieve success.

Engaging Online Students

In online education, we generally talk about three types of engagement: student-to-student, student-to-content and student-to-instructor.

Engaging Students

Student engagement involves the frequency and level of student participation in the class including : student-to-student, student-to-content and student-to-instructor.

Learning Technology

Learning technology is a collection of tools, software, hardware, and platforms that have the potential to improve teaching and learning.

Science of Learning

Scientific research over many decades has established some general principles of learning and methods to efficiently impact learning.

Research and Resources

Summarizing fundamental frameworks and theories that undergird motivation and outcomes.