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:

  • Using “Clickers” – A very complete list of articles on the use of “clickers” (student response systems) in a variety of classroom settings and disciplines.
  • 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.
  • Team-based Learning – A 12-minute video explaining the process of Team-based Learning (TBL) as developed and used at the University of Texas–Austin. It includes statements from faculty and students, and the process is demonstrated in large classes with fixed seating. An address is given to obtain more information.

Electronic journals:

Electronic articles:

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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