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TEATalks for Spring 2012!

Technology, Tips, and Teaching! Join us Friday afternoons for tea, snacks, and conversations with UO faculty and support consultants about working with educational technology in innovative ways. In these sessions we will showcase various faculty using technology in their classes, or present on a technology tip area of note. Some areas of demonstration will include using […]

Plagiarism: The Problem

This is the first part of an article on plagiarism and what to do about it. This week I present the problem; next week I’ll discuss some strategies to address it. It is the end of another term, and that means keyboards and printers will be working double time to churn out term papers and […]

Online and Blended Instruction: Benefits and Challenges

This is the second of a two-part series focusing on online and blended instructional design (for the first part see:  Online and Blended Instruction: Thoughts about Where We are (or are we?)). This writing will examine three areas of discussion focused on specific teaching and learning benefits and challenges found within online instructional design.  As […]

Online Teaching Resources for Instructors

Sometimes I’m asked if there is an easy way to stay informed about the latest research on teaching and learning – without having to find and wade through actual books or articles. Usually this request is coupled with a caveat that one is looking for information that is also practical, that is, techniques and activities […]

Online and Blended Instruction: Thoughts about Where We are (or are we?)

As we move into the new year I want to address a topic that has been on the radar of teaching and learning for years:  online and blended instructional design.  This is the first of a two-part series in which I first address some of the generalities of online teaching and learning and then in […]

Using Twitter in Your Course

James Watkins is majoring in Public Relations at the University of Oregon and serves as the TEP Social Media Intern. Although many instructors make a conscious effort to improve classroom discussions and engage as many students as possible to participate, a variety of factors can limit their success. The material may be too complex to engage […]

Whither Research?

This is the second of two posts engaging the question of the future of research and teaching in higher education. Part Two: Opportunities Last week, in part one, I introduced two trends that pose serious challenges to the future of research in higher education: student are struggling with learning basic research skills and libraries are struggling […]

Whither Research?

This is the first of two posts engaging the question of the future of research and teaching in higher education. Part One: Challenges The University of Oregon prides itself as a research institution and takes seriously its role as the “flagship” institution of higher education in Oregon. As President Lariviere states in his welcome message at […]

Resources: Students, Technology, and Surveying the Landscape

An important question for many faculty working with Information and Educational Technology is what do students think about using technology to supplement their learning?  From here another question becomes what specific types of technology are students using in their educational and indeed their daily lives? A couple interesting survey studies have addressed these questions.  The first […]

Open Education: Free for all?

An area of growing interest in educational technology circles has been the subject of open access and education—having educational resources freely available to anyone who can access them on the web.  A couple of popular examples can be found with the MIT Open CourseWare project and iTunesU. The current EDUCAUSE Review (ER) devotes an entire issue […]