Each year the CIE Board selects a book which has connections to the classroom, but that also has ties to our personal and professional acumen. The book for the 2015-2016 academic year will be How We Learn. In the tradition of The Power of Habit and Thinking, Fast and Slow comes a practical, playful, and endlessly… Continue Reading CIE Reading Group Book
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Over the last few semesters, I have noticed a change in how instructors are asking questions about using technology. Five years ago, “I want to learn about Moodle” was a common start to a faculty consult. Today, most of my faculty consults begin with something like this: “I was reading about this new teaching strategy,… Continue Reading How Do I Choose Which Technology Tool to Use?
Sometime this weekend, my office space was invaded by owls–lots of them. On the keyboard, the bookshelf, the top of the cubical wall, and on piles of paperwork, but I was thrilled with the Monday morning leavings. Months ago I had started imagining owls, and after telling a co-worker we even researched owls together. The more… Continue Reading Thinking in 3D about 3D printers
One strategy to elicit critical thinking is to omit important facts when presenting scenarios to students for classroom discussion. Often instructors take considerable care in class to articulate each important fact within a particular scenario that students will need to evaluate that scenario in their group discussions. Those instructors will often also take considerable care… Continue Reading “Messy” Questions Often Elicit Critical Thinking
Written with Scott Herzberg Most of us have seen action movies where the main character leaves a loving family behind, embarking on an action filled mission to right a wrong and save the world. The movie ends dramatically with total destruction averted, the credits roll, and we return home to our normal lives without a second… Continue Reading Connecting Instructors, Students, and Veterans Through Letters Home