Your Distance Education and Design Team has curated a list of some of their favorite books on pedagogy, creativity, and technology, selected to inspire and inform.
Engaged Teaching: a Handbook for College Faculty Provides college faculty with a dynamic model of what it means to be an engaged teacher and offers practical strategies and techniques for putting the model into practice.
Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes Offers best practices around educational technologies, strategies to build community and collaboration, and minor changes you can make in your online teaching practice, small but impactful adjustments that result in significant learning gains.
The Adult Learner: 8th Edition. The definitive classic in adult education and human resource development. Provides a theoretical framework for understanding adult learning issues both in teaching and workplace environments.
Bringing the Neuroscience of Learning to Online Teaching. This practical resource draws on the best of neuroscience to inform decision-making about digital learning.
A More Beautiful Question Focuses on the importance of asking questions to foster curiosity, creativity, and problem-solving skills.
Made to Stick Emphasizes the importance of creating memorable and engaging content that sticks in learners’ minds.
Intentional Tech: Principles to Guide the Use of Educational Technology in College Teaching Explores seven research-based principles for matching technology to pedagogy, arguing that teaching and learning goals should drive instructors’ technology use, not the other way around.
E-learning Theory and Practice Discusses the social implications of e-learning, its transformative effects, and the social and technical interplay that supports and directs e-learning.
Enrich your knowledge and learn new skills. A sampling of professional development opportunities to support your online teaching.
In this exciting webinar, we explore three key priorities for higher education in the new normal. The panel of experts will delve into topics that include convenience and flexibility, bridging the digital divide, and preparing students for the world of work. Through engaging discussion and thought-provoking insights, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the challenges facing higher education in the current climate and discover innovative solutions for meeting them.
Date: August 17, 2023 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm | OTDI Educator Professional Learning
Whether you are teaching online or in-person, setting up your course effectively in CarmenCanvas will be crucial for you and your students. Join us in this 90-minute online session to explore best practices for sharing your syllabus, writing assignment prompts, posting resources, and communicating with students online. We will review Ohio State’s expectations for all Carmen courses, share examples of effective courses, and answer questions about creating a learning environment where students feel connected and informed
Hypothes.is Summer Workshop Series (online)
Join the Hypothes.is Summer Workshop Series part of the Hypothesis Partner Workshops and take a pedagogical deep dive into social annotation! This four-week series explores teaching strategies related to Hypothes.is in your courses. Register for as many sessions as you’d like to attend below. If you register and attend all four, you’ll receive a Certificate of Attendance for the Summer 2023 Seminar in Social Annotation as both a PDF certificate and badge you can share. All workshops take place Tuesdays in June at 10 am PT/1 pm ET.
Summer Workshop Series schedule of topics:
- June 6, 2023: Annotation starter assignments
- June 13, 2023: Creative ways to use social annotation in your courses
- June 20, 2023: Using multimedia and tags in annotations
- June 27, 2023: Grading and feedback for social annotation
Annotation starter assignments (30 minutes)
This workshop is ideal for instructors who are interested in using social annotation in their courses but aren’t exactly sure how to provide guidance to students. The Hypothesis team will review ideas for annotation starter assignments and provide you with ready-to-use instructions for a variety of disciplines and modalities. It doesn’t matter if you’re teaching humanities, business, STEM, or the health professions, or if you’re teaching face-to-face or online — you’ll get strategies from this workshop that you can add immediately to an assignment in your course.
Creative ways to use social annotation in your courses (30 minutes)
In this workshop, our team will lead participants through various discussion protocols and active-learning strategies that can help make social annotation even more engaging and fun. Participants in this session will learn several strategies for creatively using social annotation in their courses.
Using multimedia & tags in annotations (30 minutes)
Whether you’re having students reply to your syllabus with funny GIFs or asking them to create videos in response to a current-events article, Hypothesis provides a text editor that allows you and your students to embed links, images, and videos in annotations. Images and videos can help bring course materials to life. Tags are a great way to categorize or organize your students’ thinking while annotating. Participate in this short workshop that walks you through how to increase engagement by adding multimedia and tags in annotations.
Grading and feedback for social annotation (45 minutes)
While there are multiple options for grading in Hypothesis, the importance of incentivizing participation cannot be overstated. To help spark interest in annotation, instructors need to provide clear guidelines that reward high-quality contributions. In this workshop, the Hypothesis team will present foundational components in creating either an analytic or holistic rubric for annotation, as well as establishing a framework for effective feedback. Social annotation lends the ideal format for assessing and promoting continuous learning, so join this session to gather ideas and tools to take your grading and feedback practices to the next level.