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Summer Reading: Engaging Students, Assessing Learning (Essays on Teaching Excellence)

Posted by on Monday, June 27, 2011 in News.

Engaging Students, Assessing Learning—Just a Click Away

Linda C. Hodges, Loyola University Maryland
The POD Network Teaching Excellence Essay Series, 2009-10

“Three ongoing challenges for those of us teaching today’s college students, especially in large lecture classes, are: getting students engaged in their learning, assessing what learning is actually taking place, and competing with students’ technology in keeping their attention.”

This essay focuses on how to use clickers to engage students with class material. You can read the entire article, or browse these resources on Clickers including:

Essays on Teaching Excellence is a series of eight short and succinct scholarly essays published by the POD Network on an annual basis, free of charge. The essays present innovative viewpoints on college and university instruction. Written in concise and non-technical language, and supported by research, the essays seek to assist instructors in reflecting upon and refining their practice of teaching to achieve the results they seek – students learning to the best of their abilities. You can view the archive of these essays on the POD website.

Image: “Reading in the Backyard,” Pamela Barclay, Flickr (CC)




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