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MOOCs – A Few Excellent Resources

From my POD listserv: Susann Lusnia, Associate Professor of Classical Studies and Assistant Director for Classroom Engagement in the Center for Engaged Learning & Teaching (CELT) at Tulane University, shares the following excellent resources on MOOCs (massive open online course): The MOOC Revolution: A Sketchy Deal for Higher Education | Dissent Magazine http://www.dissentmagazine.org/online_articles/the-mooc-revolution-a-sketchy-deal-for-higher-education Online Courses … Continue reading

A Scholarly Approach to a Peer Review of Teaching,

From my POD listserv: Joseph La Lopa (Perdue) responds to the Chronicle blog post advocating for eliminating student evaluations, and states that while he agrees that student evaluations of teaching should be done away with, he feels that a peer review of teaching would be a poor substitute (if it were a peer observation). His … Continue reading

The Unnecessary Agony of Student Evaluations

From my POD listserv: Ed Neal (UNC-CH) highlights a feature article in today’s Chronicle of Higher Education blog by Spurgeon Thompson, critiquing student evaluations. Thompson suggests doing away with student evaluations in favor of peer review. Read the article here: The Unnecessary Agony of Student Evaluations Any comments?

Using LinkedIn Profiles to Enhance Careers

From my POD listserv: Ed Neal, Professional Consultant in Higher Education and Editor of the Journal of Faculty Development (also an Adjunct Professor of Education and Director of Faculty Development at UNC-CH), writes about opportunities to exploit the advantages of profiles on LinkedIn to enhance professional careers. He states that the Journal of Faculty Development … Continue reading

2013 COLTT (Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology) Conference, August 7 and 8

The COLTT 2013 conference will be held on August 7th and 8th at the Wolf Law building on the CU Boulder campus. COLTT wesbite: https://www.cusys.edu/coltt/2013/index.html Announcements Keynote Speaker: CU Regent At-Large Stephen Ludwig https://www.cu.edu/regents/current/ludwig.html Call For Proposals: The COLTT 2013 Call for Proposals is now open! The deadline for proposal submissions is April 9th. For … Continue reading

6th annual SoTL Commons Conference

From my POD listserv: The 6th annual SoTL Commons Conference in Savannah, Georgia (USA) will be held on March 27-29, 2013. Keynoters are Dan Bernstein, Lynn Taylor and Brian Coppola. The conference website and full schedule of sessions is at http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ijsotl/conference/2013/index.htm.

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