Resources

Lafayette College is constantly seeking new methods of pedagogy and media to enhance student learning.

We need to grow our library! If you have suggestions for books, journals, or other resources we should have on our shelves, please send those suggestions to Alan or Simona. If you know of links or Internet resources we should have linked on our webpages, please send those to us as well. We need your suggestions!  Thanks.

ONLINE TEACHING RESOURCES

Useful links:

  • Preparing for your First Year as a Faculty Member: A web page maintained by the Sheridan Center at Brown University containing useful resources for new faculty members.
  • Ken Bain’s Resource Page – An extensive list of teaching resources complied by Ken Bain, author of What the Best Teachers Do. If it has to do with college teaching, it is probably here.
  • EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) – A comprehensive range of information on emerging learning practices and learning technologies.
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities – An excellent source of information on undergraduate curricular change, how colleges are changing to meet the needs of the new global economy, general education reform, student learning outcomes assessment, diversity in higher education, and global issues in higher education.
  • Discussion based-learning and facilitation of student discussion– A handout from the workshop lead by Dr. Alison Cook-Sather on this topic. Professor Cook-Sather is the Mary Katharine Woodworth Professor of Education at Bryn Mawr and Coordinator of the Teaching and Learning Institute at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges. Since 2011, she has also served as the Jean Rudduck Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of many scholarly monographs and journal articles, among them, importantly, Engaging Students as Partners in Learning & Teaching: A Guide for Faculty, with Catherine Bovill and Peter Felten (Jossey-Bass), and Education Is Translation: A Metaphor for Change in Learning and Teaching (University of Pennsylvania Press).
  • Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative at the University of British Columbia– An excellent source of extensive online materials to help make teaching less time consuming and more engaging and effective.
  • Using “Clickers” – A very complete list of articles on the use of “clickers” (student response systems) in a variety of classroom settings and disciplines.

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BOOKS IN THE CITLS LIBRARY

  • To access the current list of books available at the Center, please click here.

LIBRARY

  • Films on Demand – A database of streaming videos that includes documentaries and educational films.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Moodle is a course management system that provides an online space for you and your students to communicate. It has capabilities for uploading files, submitting assignments, keeping a gradebook and emailing all or select members of the class, in addition to offering discussion and collaboration activities.

Cmap Tools is a software suite that facilitates the collaborative construction, sharing, and publishing of knowledge models represented as concept maps. Cmap Tools is used worldwide by millions of users and is available in over 15 languages. The software runs on all hardware/software platforms (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, etc.) and is available for free download.

WordPress is an online content management system that provides an easier way to create and maintain your personal website, professional vitae, or research and course information. This system is also used for class blogging and web projects. Additional information is available on the Website Accounts page of the ITS website.

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