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  • Hongxin Yan published a blog post formative assessment for learning analytics August 26, 2017 - 11:09am
    “Teaching without learning is just talking.”  –Thomas A. Angelo and K. Patricia CrossFormative assessment helps learning happen when teaching. The principles in the following articles are discussed in classroom context but...
  • Anonymous commented on the blog A 2016 Look At The Future of Online Learning August 18, 2017 - 10:22pm
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  • Hongxin Yan published a blog post A 2016 Look At The Future of Online Learning August 17, 2017 - 9:35am
    https://teachonline.ca/sites/default/files/tools-trends/downloads/2016_look_at_online_learning.pdf
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  • Sandra Law added the event Community of Learning Design Meeting August 1, 2017 - 2:58pm
  • Sandra Law published a blog post 'Flat-pack' students need help with isolation July 27, 2017 - 2:10pm
    Support for learners on low cost 'flat-pack degrees' is key to expanding international higher education in Australia and elsewhere
  • Sandra Law published a blog post Four Student Misconceptions about Learning - Faculty Focus July 26, 2017 - 3:15pm
    List of most common student misconceptions about learning cited in Stephen Chew's chapter on helping students to maximize their study time.
  • Mary Pringle published a blog post Lyryx Is Great! June 8, 2017 - 11:57am
    This may be a coincidence, but ACCT 253, which I am currently taking, is AU's highest-enrolment course, and it uses excellent interactive materials with an OER textbook
  • Mary Pringle commented on the blog Helping Students Discover What They Can Do April 26, 2017 - 3:52pm
    As a first-year writing teacher, I started to believe that students were better off learning to do the kind of writing they needed for their other classes, so we would work on discipline-specific papers, which went pretty well. This was the best...
  • Sandra Law published a blog post Helping Students Discover What They Can Do April 26, 2017 - 3:20pm
    Helping students who are uncertain of their own skills discover for themselves their own potential and possibility for growth
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    • As a first-year writing teacher, I started to believe that students were better off learning to do the kind of writing they needed for their other classes, so we would work on discipline-specific papers, which went pretty well.

      This was the best thing that I learned as a teaching assistant, though, and I liked to pass it on to my students: A study was done showing that when grappling with new ideas, learners' writing tended to get considerably worse before making a quantum leap to better. So poor writing can be a sign of growth. Part of the discovery process.

      Mary Pringle April 26, 2017 - 3:52pm

  • Sandra Law commented on the blog Literacy Levels Among College Students April 20, 2017 - 11:05am
    I agree about requiring a course in discourse (or content) analysis. When I was working on my BA (English) in English, I took a stylistics course (which was taught by a linguist). I don't think that I have ever deconstructed the English language...
  • Mary Pringle commented on the blog Literacy Levels Among College Students April 20, 2017 - 10:48am
    Years ago as a teaching assistant in composition, I did an experiment on reading comprehension by asking students to read and outline a specific article. It was not particularly difficult to understand although it presented information that would be...
  • Sandra Law published a blog post Literacy Levels Among College Students April 20, 2017 - 10:39am
    Even though PSE students are adults they may struggle with reading for deep understanding.
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    • Years ago as a teaching assistant in composition, I did an experiment on reading comprehension by asking students to read and outline a specific article. It was not particularly difficult to understand although it presented information that would be new for them. My students generally did not pick up what were to me obvious structural indicators of main points. Instead, they focused on information that was familiar to them, especially if it had some emotional connection, and would identify that  as the main point of the article. So my conclusion is that higher-level reading skills (basically discourse analysis) need to be taught for many or maybe most postsecondary learners.

      Mary Pringle April 20, 2017 - 10:48am

    • I agree about requiring a course in discourse (or content) analysis. When I was working on my BA (English) in English, I took a stylistics course (which was taught by a linguist). I don't think that I have ever deconstructed the English language with such intensity as I did in that course. She had us counting the number of adverbial phrases, the number of negatives used in a single page of a novel (I choose Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury). Some students found it a very clinical approach, I thought it was fascinating.

      I remember an undergraduate anthropology (sort of a mix of sociobiology, ethology, and biological anthropology) course in which students were asked to analyse scientific articles on a particular subject (generally related to animal behaviour (sometimes human, primate)), not necessarily in the discipline of anthropology, e.g. kin selection in ground squirrels. It really taught me to read closely, carefully and critically. Because the articles (which the students chose, based on certain parameters) were not in the discipline I was studying and because we were limited to a single-spaced page in which to summarize and critique the article.

      Sandra Law April 20, 2017 - 11:05am

  • SoTL is a special Intereset Group (SIG) of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. This SIG can be found at https://www.stlhe.ca/special-interest-groups/scholarship-of-teaching-and-learning-canada/. The core goal of the SoTL is to...
  • More good ideas from Michael Wesch on keeping course activities fresh and engaging.
  • Jon Dron bookmarked CFP: E-Learn - AACE January 17, 2017 - 11:02am
    October 17-20, 2017, Vancouver BC. Papers and proposals due June 10. There may well be a second call after that, but don't count on it. If you attend only one conference this year, make it this one! In my humble opinion this is the best...
  • Jon Dron bookmarked Call & Submission - EDEN Annual Conference 2017 January 13, 2017 - 12:38pm
    An increasingly significant distance and online learning conference that is typically attended by many of the great and good in learning technology and distance ed research. Theme: Diversity Matters Location: Jönköping,...
  • Sandra Law updated the event An Integrated Approach to Student Exams January 6, 2017 - 10:49am
  • Sandra Law updated the event An Integrated Approach to Student Exams January 6, 2017 - 10:49am
  • Sandra Law added the event An Integrated Approach to Student Exams January 6, 2017 - 10:48am
  • A free online conference from ALT featuring some fun uses of technology, interesting facilitators/speakers and a nice lineup of topics and themes - December 6-8 2016, registration required.
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