Inside Higher Education.
Online source of higher education news, opinions and jobs. Several subscription
Twice weekly Stanford listserv which focuses on active learning in college pedagogy, with an
emphasis on technology. Easy to subscribe. Great articles in its archives.
Faculty Focus. Free
digital newsletter, reports, and white papers focusing on different aspects of
teaching and learning.
The Teaching Professor.
Excellent monthly newsletter with great ideas for engaging students in college
Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education.
This Bryn Mawr based seasonal newsletter is a peer reviewed, interdisciplinary
The National Education Association.
Provides an excellent series of short articles on some of the best practices at the
The Teaching Commons at Georgetown University
explores practical issues in pedagogy at Georgetown.
The Teaching Commons at DePaul University
promotes and supports excellence in teaching.
The Two-Way of Civility
discusses how we can approach students and the classroom civilly.
Western Washington University.
Synthesizes many other texts to create a useful list of best practices:
students in active learning experiences
high, meaningful expectations
- Provide, receive, and use regular, timely, and specific feedback
- Become aware of values, beliefs, preconceptions; unlearn if necessary
- Recognize and stretch student styles and developmental levels
- Seek and present real-world applications
- Understand and value criteria and methods for student assessment
- Create opportunities for student-student interactions
- Promote student involvement through engaged time and quality effort
Active Learning at the Center for Teaching & Learning at the University of Minnesota.
An excellent overview of active learning, strategies you can use, and advice for implementation. The
site includes uncaptioned videos, but the text is sufficient without the
A new presentation tool called Prezi provides an intriguing alternative to
from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.
Association of American Colleges and Universities.
A force and voice for education in the 21st century
University of Connecticut
faculty development programs.
Website for developing faculty and professional learning communities.
Carnegie Mellon. Principles of Teaching and Learning
The Carnegie Foundation
for the Advancement of Teaching.