CTE Teaching and Learning Podcast – New Opportunities for Academic Publishing

In this episode, Britt Watwood from the VCU Center for Teaching Excellence leads a panel discussion with Dr. Jon Becker and Dr. Terry Carter both from VCU’s School of Education, about blogging as a form of scholarship. Each panelist shares their current use of blogs in education and addresses key questions about how blogging supports […]

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CTE Brown Bag Lunch Series (Fall 2008)

The CTE will be conducting its popular Brown Bag Lunch series again this Fall semester. These sessions provide participants with informal opportunities to discuss a wide range of topics and issues related to teaching and learning in higher education. The brown bags are held every Friday from 12 – 1pm at the CTE, which is […]

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CTE Teaching and Learning Podcast – When Free Isn’t Free!

At the CTE, some of us have become enamored with the educational potential of some freely available software tools. We don’t think we could live without some of them, like delicious for social bookmarking, Google Reader for aggregating RSS feeds and the blogs we read, twitter for quick communication and resource sharing. We are constantly […]

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The CTE Has Moved!

The VCU Center for Teaching Excellence has moved and is now located in Grace Harris Hall, suite 5116 Please Join us for an open house on August 18th or September 2nd…more information is available here We look forward to seeing you in our new location.

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Five New Faculty Learning Communities

Dear Colleagues, The CTE is offering five new Faculty Learning Communities to VCU faculty during the upcoming academic year — 2008-9. A Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is a cross-disciplinary group of 8 – 12 faculty members who engage in an active, collaborative, yearlong program that consists of both individual and group teaching and learning projects. […]

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CTE Article of the Month (March)

This article is a part of the CTE’s Monthly Article series. In this article, Revere, Elden, & Bartsch examine ‘social loafing’ in a collaborative learning environment. Using a quasi-experimental design and survey research, the authors report that students who participated in collaborative learning followed by a group examination had higher perceived levels of learning and […]

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Breaking out of the Classroom: Community-Based Learning (CEWS3)

This workshop provides a summary of the theory and rationale for community-based learning pedagogy which includes: service-learning, experiential education and community projects. We explore how community service experiences can be integrated with course content, and how instructors and community partners work together to make this a mutually beneficial experience. Participants learn about the resources offered […]

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CTE Article of the Month (February)

In this month’s CTE Monthly Article series, we feature the recently released 2008 Horizon Report from the New Media Consortium. This annual report, now in its fifth year, describes emerging technologies likely to impact teaching and learning over the next five, three and one year periods. Student and faculty generated video and collaborative webs were […]

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CTE Article of the Month (January)

This article is part of the CTE’s Monthly Article series. In this article, Felder and Brent supply us with time-proven techniques and advice that improve the success of students working in groups. Questions addressed include 1). How can I best form groups; 2). How can I deal with dysfunctional teams; 3). What about grading teams; […]

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CTE Article of the Month (December)

This article is part of the CTE’s Monthly Article series. In this article, Lee Shulman, current President of The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, offers a fresh perspective on learning taxonomies. Building on the work of one of his former teachers – Benjamin Bloom – Shulman provides a context for understanding the development […]

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