May 2009 CTE Summer Institute on Teaching and Learning

We are pleased to announce the May 2009 CTE Summer Institute on Teaching and Learning is now accepting applications. This is one of two institutes offered each summer that offers a unique faculty development opportunity (Watch for information on the June Teaching and Learning with Technology Institute – coming soon). Both institutes fill up quickly […]

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April Workshops and Brown Bag Sessions

The CTE is offering 15 workshops and 4 brown bag sessions during April. Workshops are an opportunity for faculty to both explore topics and share practices across disciplines. Our Friday Brown Bags provide an opportunity for a more informal conversation to take place between faculty on subjects of topical interest. Read more below about our […]

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CTE Teaching and Learning Podcast – Using Wikis in Education

In this podcast episode, Dr. Sara Wilson-McKay, Assistant Professor of Art Education at VCU, discusses the use of wikis to support teaching and learning in her courses. As the discussion unfolds, Dr. Wilson-McKay provides some wonderful insights about how wikis worked in her classroom, and how she was able to establish an inter-institutional collaboration with […]

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CTE Teaching and Learning Podcast – Exploring the Use of Facebook in Education

During the course of this academic year, the members of the CTE’s Using Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning faculty learning community have been exploring the uses of social networking in a variety of educational contexts from advising, to recruitment, to course-based uses. In this podcast episode they discuss the use of Facebook in education. […]

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March 2009 Workshops and Brown Bags

The CTE is offering a variety of workshops and brown bag sessions during March. Workshops are an opportunity for faculty to both explore topics and share practices across disciplines. Our Friday Brown Bags provide an opportunity for a more informal conversation to take place between faculty on subjects of topical interest. Read more below about […]

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Small Grant Program Featured Report: The Use of Standardized Patients in Competency Testing

The CTE is highlighting some of the final reports from our Small Grant Program, 2007-2008. The Small Grant Program supports faculty in their efforts to improve teaching; reports from the participants are due in August, at the conclusion of the grant cycle. This report comes from Dixie Bowman in the Department of Physical Therapy, School […]

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CTE Teaching and Learning Podcast – Professional Development and Networked Learning

The participatory web has allowed groups with common interests to organize and collaborate in ways that were not possible just five years ago. In this episode, Dr. Jonathon Becker, professor of Educational Leadership in the VCU School of Education, is joined by Jeff Nugent, Bud Deihl and Britt Watwood of the VCU Center for Teaching […]

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CTE Teaching and Learning Podcast – Assessment in a Web 2.0 Learning Environment

As faculty continue to explore ways to take advantage of the learning opportunities afforded by the participatory web, they face new challenges about how to assess student learning in a context that values collaboration and shared knowledge building. In this episode, Dr. Kathryn Murphy-Judy, professor of French in the VCU School of World Studies, is […]

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New Media Consortium Releases 2009 Horizon Report

The New Media Consortium in collaboration with EDUCAUSE, recently released the 2009 Horizon Report. Now in its sixth consecutive year, the annual Horizon Report describes the continuing work of the NMC’s Horizon Project, a research-oriented effort that seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have considerable impact on teaching, learning, and creative expression […]

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Featured Small Grant Reports – Sara Wilson McKay

The CTE would like to highlight some of the final reports from our Small Grant Program. The Small Grant Program supports faculty in their efforts to improve teaching; reports from the participants are due in August, at the conclusion of the grant cycle. Our first highlighted report comes from Sara Wilson McKay in the Department […]

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