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Article of the Month – Theoretical Frameworks and Models of Learning: Tools for Developing Conceptions of Teaching and Learning

Conceptions of teaching and learning can often be highly personalized constructions, consisting of a bricolage of individual teachers’ assumptions, knowledge and beliefs about teaching and learning. These conceptions can be tacit or explicit and can drive practices and decisions about teaching. This article examines key theoretical frameworks intended to help faculty members examine, name and […]

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Article of the Month – Streams of Content, Limited Attention

November’s article of the month is a recent EDUCAUSE article by danah boyd, that considers what it means to be “in flow” in an information landscape defined by social media such as Facebook or Twitter. One cannot be a passive consumer of information any longer. In the past, we went to sites of information as […]

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Article of the Month – Critical Thinking Framework For Any Discipline

As we have worked with faculty over the years, one area that comes up time and time again is critical thinking. Defining what critical thinking means in our own disciplines, communicating our critical thinking expectations to our students, and finding effective ways to both promote and assess it, remain challenging. The following article by Robert […]

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Article of the Month – From Knowledgeable to Knowledge-Able: Learning in New Media Environments

September’s article of the month features a piece by Michael Wesch, that explores the impact of new media tools and practices on teaching and learning. In From Knowledgeable to Knowledge-Able: Learning in New Media Environments, Wesch challenges us to consider how this new environment of information abundance is creating new ways of relating, interacting, sharing, […]

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Monthly Article Series

The Monthly Article Series is taking a summer break. Join us next August as we, once again, explore interesting articles about teaching and learning in higher education.

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Article of the Month: 2010 Horizon Report

The article of the month for March is the 2010 Horizon Report. This annual report, now in its seventh year, is a collaborative project between EDUCAUSE and the New Media Consortium. Each Horizon Report describes adoption horizons and charts the landscape of emerging technologies for teaching, learning and creative inquiry. Each of the three horizon […]

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Article of the Month: Matching Teaching Style to Learning Style May Not Help Students

One of the first things any budding faculty member learns about is “learning style.” We have been told by both colleagues and educational development professionals that we should match our teaching styles to the learning styles of our students. This matching would necessitate understanding learning styles, measuring them, and discovering what teaching methods would appeal […]

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Monthly Article Series – A learning theory for 21st-Century students

This article is part of our Monthly Article Series. In this article, Marie Sontag, from the Union Middle School in San Jose, CA., proposes that our students learn differently because of the integration of technology in their lives. She presents a new learning theory, the social-connectedness and cognitive-connectedness schemata (SCCS) theory, that integrates key elements […]

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Monthly Article Series – Beyond Boyer: SoTL in the context of interesting scholarly things

This article is part of our Monthly Article Series. In this article, Bruce Henderson from Western Carolina University discusses the need for, and merit of, scholarship outside of typical disciplinary scholarship. You can access the article here. Henderson, B. B. (2009). Beyond Boyer: SoTL in the context of interesting scholarly things. Insight…A Journal of Scholarly […]

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Monthly Article Series – What is technological pedagogical content knowledge?

This article is part of the CTE’s Monthly article series. In this article, the authors Matthew Koehler and Punya Mishra, from Michigan State University, introduce the concept of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK). Building on Lee Shulman’s original notion, they offer a framework to guide the integration of technology in teaching. You can access the […]

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