Delivering instructional content that is understandable by students and increases their knowledge is the goal of educators.  Knowing what are the best ways to assess the learning of students should be a high priority of educators as well. This group is for educators who aspire to discuss and master the competencies necessary for exemplary performance and top customer service in a dynamic, rapidly changing higher education landscape.  Group members share best practices, ideas, thoughts, reflections, and resources to help colleagues across the globe improve performance. 

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Course Reflections | New blog by Jeanne Berryman

I learned some new things to put into action , especially about learning styles and adult learning.


Brand new instructor | New blog by Megan Hickerson

I am excited to try to use a lively way to begin my courses. I plan on using name tags for class and incorporate case studies as well into daily class to avoid lecturing extensively


starting lecture | New discussion by Edmund Pula

I feel that another effective way of starting a lecture is to review the previous days material, prior to lecturing on the new material(s). Often times, todays's students, can't remember what they had...


Use Mini-Lessons | New comment by Arna G Smith

I use the concept of mini-lessons in my English Composition course.  Each class session is started with a writing prompt.  The goal here is to get them in the habit of using and becoming...

Questions | New blog by Patricia Lind

It was interesting to learn all of the names of the types of questions I use. I favor the closed ones more than open ones, so have to practice using more open questions.

learning assessment styles | New discussion by Jeanette Roach

Does anyone have a perferred learning assessment style quiz they like to use in class? How does this compare with one your administration uses, if it uses one? Has anyone needed to and successfully co...

Share your wisdom, best practices, action plans, successes and challenges! | New blog by Roseann Duncan

I adapted based on my students learning needs. I use a combination of lecure, videos, and games.  

Teaching Defined! | New blog by Tiffany Vollmer

I felt like I was taking a sociology class about the world of teachers and learners! It was interesting to learn all the definitions of different types of lectures, learning and the teachers role in ...

Learning Styles | New discussion by Arna G Smith

The challenge is to put good ieas into practice because in the educational environment good ideas complete with each other, even conflicting with existing proedures at times.  when I studies this...

ED103 | New comment by Irma Guillen

I agree Diego - what helps me is to keep track of the subject matter - a sticky note, or little memo written down of here I am and what I've covered.