By Susan Chumley Nursing Department Delaware Technical Community College Terry Campus Teaching has evolved through the years. Instructors are no longer considered strictly the providers of information, but now they are the “facilitator(s) of knowledge” (p. 121) to self-directed learners, according to Carol S. Sternberger in her research article entitled Interactive Learning Environment: Engaging […]
By Michelle Marshall Librarian Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus As a librarian, it is my hope to apply what I learn about teaching and instruction to the informal learning environment in which I work every day, namely, the library. The challenge has become how to apply concepts such as “student-centered” and “active learning” to […]
By Dr. Richard Kralevich Associate Vice President for Information and Instructional Technology Delaware Technical Community College In 1956, Benjamin Bloom and a few of his colleagues had a thought. Their idea – develop a framework that educators and student alike could leverage to better organize and understand the learning objectives associated with their shared educational […]
By Ish Stabosz Center for Creative Instruction & Technology Delaware Technical Community College Stanton Campus My sharing of this video, created by the Baltimore Sun’s John McIntyre, is simply an attempt to gauge how many English teachers and grammarians read this blog. I know you’re out there, and once you watch this you simply won’t […]
By Rachel Chase Mathematics Department Delaware Technical Community College George Campus After attending an undergraduate research conference, I was inspired to implement a research driven assignment into the statistics courses I teach. Over the last few semesters of trials and tribulations, I have learned much about what works and what doesn’t.
By John Burbage Bio/Chem Department Delaware Technical Community College Stanton Campus If you have ever taught a class in an accelerated format, you know how hard it can be to keep the student’s attention for three, four, or even 5 hours. To keep the students engaged, I like to include a project that requires the […]
By Kate Lind Nursing Department Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus After teaching in the K-12 sector of education, I was initially shocked at how difficult it was to involve active learning at the collegiate level. At the high school level, I developed a Medical Program, using Learning Focused Strategies (LFS) as the delivery system. […]
By Holly Hermstedt Education Department Delaware Technical Community College Stanton Campus Personally, I love reading research in my field. I enjoy knowing what’s new and what’s working best, and digging into a journal article is fun for me. For my students? Not so much.
By Diane Calloway Environment/Civil Engineering Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus It started with Traverse Calculations and Coordinate Geometry in my Surveying Principles class. The students were having difficulty with the flow of the calculations, so I told them to take out a sheet of blank paper. The looks they gave were entertaining. I could […]
By Justin Strader Automotive Department Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus Paper or Plastic? Analog or Digital? What does the future hold? Justin, what the heck are you talking about? Good question. Well, I’m not really talking about grocery bags or electrical signal patterns. I’m talking about test taking believe it or not