Pedagogy Pointer – What DO your students know?

Research from as far back as the 1980s, and maybe earlier, shows that learning is enhanced and extended if students access prior knowledge before they learn something new.  This give them a frame of reference, or “hook,” on which to hang their new learning (Harvey F. Silver and Matthew J. Perini) thus making recall and understanding easier.  …

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PollEverywhere and Google Moderator to Increase Student Engagement

This week’s guest blogger is Miriam Klous in Health and Human Performance. In May 2013 I attended the Faculty Technology Institute (FTI) training. We learned about new technologies that could be useful in a classroom setting, research or service. In my classes, I have been trying to increase the interaction with the students and particularly…

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