Nuts and Bolts of Teaching

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhat is a lesson plan? How do I create a course from scratch? What components of a syllabus are necessary? How do I write test questions? How do I teach online? These are questions that many instructors ask themselves at some point in their teaching career – here is the list of resources that will hopefully answer some of your questions.

Universities and Colleges all have faculty resource webpages that give instruction to their teachers. Universities and colleges with schools of education tend to have the most up to date information on education; schools with longstanding and innovative online and hybrid learning programs tend to have the most up to date information on those learning models.

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Adult Education Theories

OTHER MEDIA

  • Video – Inspiring Universal Design Video introduces the concept of providing equal access to learning by designing course instruction, materials and content to benefit all learning styles opening doors to success for all students.

WEBSITES

Assessment (tests, quizzes, etc.)

BOOKS/ARTICLES

WEBSITES

Course Design

BOOKS/ARTICLES

WEBSITES

Copyright/ Fair Use

Distance Hybrid/ Online Course Development

BOOKS/ARTICLES

OTHER MEDIA

WEBSITES

Multimedia Teaching Aids

Coming soon! Recommend a resource.

Teaching Methods

BOOKS/ARTICLES

OTHER MEDIA

WEBSITES

  • Blogs, Wikis, Podcasting, and Instant Messaging: Social Computing Tools that are Here to Stay. UW Whitewater Website.
  • Brainstorming Training – Learn advanced and traditional brainstorming techniques for use in the classroom as well as other critical thinking methods.
  • The Critical Thinking Community – Articles, guides, resources for including critical thinking in the curriculum.
  • Illinois Online Network. Online Teaching Activity Index – Many examples of activities to use in the online classroom including possible learning objectives, materials needed, and further resources.
  • MIT Teaching & Learning Laboratory. Teaching Materials – MIT’s TLL provides a collection of materials intended to assist faculty in a variety of courses. While some material is geared towards faculty at MIT, other material can be adapted to midwifery programs.
  • Prezi.com – An interesting alternative to PowerPoint!
  • Teaching Guides and Strategies – Includes a description of various teaching strategies, learning exercises and games, tips for building tests (true/false, multiple choice, and essay), and more resources.
  • Teaching Methods for Active Learning : Online Instructional Resources – Michigan State University. A list of online resources that discuss, demonstrate and offer suggestions on how to incorporate active learning in the classroom.
  • University of Hawaii. Teaching Tips Index – This website is a collection of many articles for faculty, including how to become an organized teacher, teaching methods, preparing a syllabus, preparing tests, adult learning basics, etc. Many of the links are from the tried and true texts on teaching adults and education. Worth the exploration!

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