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
- 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.
- Journals in Higher Education (JIHE) – A database of 600 multi-disciplinary and international journals with a special focus on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
- Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – A peer-reviewed journal that promotes SoTL investigations that are theory-based and supported by evidence. JoSoTL’s objective is to publish articles that promote effective practice in teaching and learning and add to the knowledge base.
- International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – An open, peer-reviewed, international, electronic journal published twice a year by the Center for Excellence in Teaching at Georgia Southern University to be an international vehicle for articles, essays, and discussions about the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and its applications in higher/tertiary education today.
- Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education-A peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that serves as a forum for the reflective work of college faculty and students working together to explore and enact effective classroom practice.
- Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal – A forum for conversations intended to foster the improvement of adult teaching and learning. TD facilitates the multidisciplinary exchange of ideas, actions, and results of innovative and professional practice in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
- Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture – An innovative journal that aims to build a new discourse around teaching in English studies.
- InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching – A free scholarly journal published annually by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at Park University.
- The College Quarterly – A Canadian academic journal focused on colleges in Canada, but developed to serve the common needs of college educators in North America and worldwide.
- The Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning – A peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes relevant information about problem-based learning pedagogy. It is the first and only journal of its kind.
- Inside Higher Ed – A free online source for news, opinions, and jobs for all higher education.
- Arts & Letters Daily – Daily report of news in art and literature. Includes review of new books, essays, and articles.
- Matching Teaching Style to Learning Style May Not Help Students – Chronicle article (2009) summarizing psychological research on how students learn.
- Brave New eWorld- The Lafayette College World Languages Portfolio Initiative – A Lafayette newsletter article (Foreign Languages & Literatures, Fall 2009) about the use of e-Portfolio in a language course.
- Collaborative Learning: Group Work and Study Teams– Chapter piece from the hard copy of Barbara Gross Davis’s classic book Tools for Teaching. A copy of this book is available at the center.
- The Teaching Practices Inventory: A New Tool for Characterizing College and University Teaching in Mathematics and Science-This article talks about the teaching practices inventory (TPI), a tool that is designed to allow the broader range of practices that are involved in teaching a STEM course to be quickly determined. Although the article was written for professors in STEM fields, the inventory could be applied to many fields. To access the TPI, please click here.
BOOKS IN THE CITLS LIBRARY
- To access the current list of books available at the Center, please click here.
- Films on Demand – A database of streaming videos that includes documentaries and educational films.
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.