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 Ish Stabosz Center for Creative Instruction & Technology Delaware Technical Community College Stanton Campus Last semester, I began a new learning activity in my ENG 102 course: having students teach the class. This is nothing new to academia. I remember my college years.
By Ish Stabosz Center for Creative Instruction & Technology Delaware Technical Community College Stanton Campus Sometimes, it’s easy to fall back on lecture or other teacher-centered instructional methods when crunch time comes. You’ve got a ton of grading to do, reporting deadlines to meet, and 1,001 emails waiting gloomily in your inbox. There’s just […]
By Ish Stabosz Center for Creative Instruction & Technology Delaware Technical Community College Stanton Campus If you’re anything like me, your motivation comes in waves. At the start of a project, you’re all gung ho to dive in and get it done. Then you get deep in it and realize just how draining all the […]
By Joan Harden Librarian Delaware Technical Community College George Campus US News reports that in the past year, nationwide enrollment at two-year colleges has dropped 6 percent citing that the biggest drop is among the nontraditional students (Sheehy, 2015); and the US Census also reports that “a large part of the decline took place in […]
By Heidi Gurdo Construction Management Technology Department Delaware Technical Community College Stanton Campus Recently, I asked two colleagues in my department to be guest lecturers in an Architectural Engineering Technology (AET) course. The topics of discussion were related to civil engineering, and I thought it was best to have content experts teach the lessons to […]
A Synopsis of “How Learning Works” (Part 6 of 7): Students’ Current Level of Development Interacts with the Social, Emotional, and Intellectual Climate of the Course to Impact Learning
by Cory Budischak Energy Management Department Delaware Technical Community College Stanton Campus We’re in the home stretch of my synopsis of How Learning Works by Susan Ambrose et al. If you want to catch up on the previous posts in the series, check them out here. In part six of seven, I’ll be examining the […]