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Students Assessing Teaching and Learning (SATAL) Program

Assessment support for faculty and academic programs.

CRTE

Center for Research on Teaching Excellence

English Language Institute (ELI)

Support and resources for English language learners and international students.

Faculty Seminar Series

A workshop series grounded in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

TA Orientation

Covering best teaching practices and policies

Teaching Matters Workshops

Teaching workshops for graduate students by graduate students.

Faculty Focus

Instructional Design Based on Cognitive Theory

Andy Stanfield, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at Florida Institute of Technology, is a proponent of using Mayer’s Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning to improve instructional design.

This theory posits the following: 

Could We Be Doing Better with Our Assignments?

Assignments are a terribly important part of the teaching and learning equation. They aren’t just random activities that faculty ask students to complete for points and grades; they are the vehicles through which students learn course content. By studying for exams and engaging with content as they write their papers, students deepen their understanding of key concepts and build learning connections.

Would They Play? Would They Learn? Finding the Sweet Spot between Games and Learning

What began as a routine summer workshop on incorporating games and game-like elements into instruction turned into the surprise of the summer; two weeks of fun and intense online game play by an engaged and committed cadre of faculty and staff who were working to apply the principles of gaming to their courses and student activities. I had planned to end the workshop with a two-week follow-up online game for participants, but I didn’t seriously think anyone would do it.

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