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TEATalks: Mendeley (reference manager and academic social network)

In our session last Friday Christopher Lee, Ph.D student in Lillis Business College presented on his use of the Mendeley bibliographic citation tool (Mendeley site: http://www.mendeley.com/).   Chris discussed how Mendeley works as a both a free reference manager and academic social network.   What was particularly interesting was how this tool functions as an individual research platform that also […]

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 […]

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 […]

Intelligence and Learning

This week Elly Vandegrift is a guest blogger. She’s  a new TEP staffer who is also a study skills instructor with the Teaching and Learning Center here at the University. Her dual appointment gives her great insight into the student side of the teaching/ learning relationship. How do you define the “smart” students in your […]

Scholarly Teaching: Assessment as Research

I have been thinking lately about assessment design. Most likely because as I write this it’s finals time and, walking through campus, I hear students agonizing over tests, culminating projects, term papers and all manner of academic gauntlets. They are under-slept and over-caffeinated, grumbling or speaking a million miles a minute about what they […]