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Training/Webinars/Workshops: New to Teaching in Higher Education



New to Teaching in Higher Education

New to Teaching in Higher Education (4 hours) Aim: The programme is designed for new academic staff to enhance pedagogical knowledge and skills for conducting learning and teaching activities and assessment of learning outcomes. Topics include defining learning objectives, understanding learning styles, introducing pedagogies, applying Bloom's taxonomy and Kirkpatrick level of evaluation, designing assessment, rubric and assessment goals, providing feedback, engaging students, utilizing technology to enhance learning, etc.

Core Strategies for Teaching in Higher Ed

Course details (2 hours)

  • Join professor Karl Kapp as he walks higher ed instructors through strategies for successfully engaging and teaching college students, while achieving their own publishing and career goals. When it comes to strategies inside the classroom, Karl covers increasing students' critical thinking skills, teaching with technology, introducing outside resources, and maintaining academic rigor. Outside the classroom, he'll show professors how to stay current, adapt to the evolving academic landscape, and collaborate with peers for career success.

Learning objectives

  • Respecting your students
  • Conveying your passion for teaching
  • Maintaining academic rigor
  • Engaging students in and out of class
  • Making learning active
  • Staying current
  • Continually improving your teaching
  • Publishing your work
  • Being flexible
  • Connecting to the outside world
  • Collaborating with peers

Teaching Techniques: Developing Curriculum

Course details (42 minutes)

  • By taking the time to develop thoughtful learning goals and outcomes, you can enhance the quality of your instruction—and potentially save yourself from needing to deal with frustrating situations without a game plan. In this short course, Oliver Schinkten explores how to develop a curriculum that not only identifies learning objectives for individual lessons, but also informs pedagogy and assessment strategies. He discusses the crucial components of curriculum development, including how to create learning objectives, consider the scope and sequence, deliver high-quality feedback, and make your learning materials accessible to all learners. Plus, he explains how to plan for the unexpected, and modify your instruction to ensure that it evolves to meet the needs of your learners.

Learning objectives

  • Creating learning objectives
  • Considering the scope and sequence
  • Logistics
  • Assessments
  • Selecting the right tools
  • Backward design
  • Considering learning styles
  • Planning for the unexpected
  • Reflecting and modifying your instruction

Teaching Techniques: Creating Effective Learning Assessments

Course details (35 minutes)

  • From the report cards we get in kindergarten to our college midterms, assessments are an inescapable part of student life; however, not all learning assessments are created equal. The best ones give valuable feedback to learners and provide a solid indication to instructors about who is learning what, what's working, and what isn't. In this course, John-Paul Ballard—an instructional design expert who specializes in leveraging technology for the education market—shows you how to create such assessments. To begin, John-Paul provides you with an overview, explaining the three sides of learning assessments, referencing Bloom's taxonomy and Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Evaluation. Next, learn about the different assessment formats—for example, online exams, classroom-written exams, and observational assessments—and how to choose the best format for your assessment. He also covers how to make your assessment realistic and your test environment fair. Last, he explains how to plan and design your exam and shows you, by example, how to create a rubric.

Learning objectives

  • Establishing assessment goals
  • Understanding best practices
  • Learning how Bloom's taxonomy affects assessments
  • Comparing assessment formats
  • Creating observational assessments
  • Delivering online exams
  • Providing feedback
  • Making your assessment realistic
  • Creating a fair assessment environment
  • Handling accommodations for special needs
  • Planning and designing assessments
  • Creating a rubric

Learning How to Increase Learner Engagement

Course details (41 minutes)

  • Engaged students become more active learners. Help set learners up for success by teaching in a more interactive and immersive way. In this course, professor and instructional designer Karl Kapp explores teaching strategies that engage learners and make learning stick—whether you're teaching face-to-face or in an online classroom setting. Explore different lesson formats and activities that increase cognitive engagement, knowledge retention, and collaboration. Dr. Kapp explores both time-tested and cutting-edge tools, including index cards and charts and digital tools such as wikis and blogs.

Learning objectives

  • Understanding the value of engaged learners
  • Using index cards and flip charts
  • Role playing
  • Asking learners to give presentations
  • Using blogs, wikis, and other collaborative tools


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