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From Teaching Tips #1, Teaching Resource Center, CSU San Bernadino
MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning & Online Teaching) is a collection of over 20,000 FREE and peer-reviewed online teaching and learning materials. MERLOT also offers a free and open community to share, advise, and evaluate online teaching and learning materials: http://www.merlot.org/
1. Define the type of student-content interaction you want to provide (e.g., students interacting with one or a combination of the following content types: presentations/lectures, more explanation, more practice exercises/...
Problem-based learning is an approach to teaching designed to help students develop essential skills required to find information, work with it and communicate it to others. Using problem-based learning, students often have higher long term retention of information and see more clearly the interconnection between disciplines.
Problem-based learning can be applied to classes of any size and require the instructor to consider a range of issues such as assessment, effective use of groups and more. A wealth of resources exists online and in print to help you learn more about it. These links can...
(reprinted from Faculty Focus, December 28, 2009)
By Errol Craig Sull
Here are a few tips to ensure your students have a positive online learning experience.

Personal introductions. By using the personal introductions of students, an instructor can get to know his/her students better, thus allowing interaction with individual students in a more personal manner. When students see that the instructor is reaching out to them on a personal basis, it helps establish a rapport and put the student at ease.
Constant presence in the classroom. When students see that the instructor is very active and...


Include any university, college or department required information (i.e. statement on disability resources, statement on plagiarism, etc.).
Provide a rationale for the course. This is a good place to insert your pedagogical approach and philosophy of the subject.
Identify the key concepts of the subject, and relate these to the overarching objectives of the department or program.
Identify specific outcomes for the course and be direct about what knowledge and skills students will master as a result of the course, including outcomes that represent the means of student expression (writing,...
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