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Faculty face a bewildering number of attractive options
for improving their courses, their own teaching, and
their students' learning. Yet time is at a premium -
it's hard for faculty to find the time and incentive to
master new approaches and difficult for support units
(e.g., teaching centers, library, distance learning,
support specialists in departments) to coordinate their
own work and reach faculty members. The resources listed in the
table below are available from the TLT Group, some of
them free. The TLT Group also provides
to help institutions evaluate current services and plan
more rapidly useful and cost-effective strategies.
Ideas for Teaching and Learning with Technology
Strategies for Faculty Support and Professional Development
The "Seven Principles
of Good Practice: Technology as Lever." A growing library of teaching
ideas, assessment tools, workshop materials, and more.
One way to think about the effectiveness of instruction is through
Chickering and Gamson's seven principles of good practice, principles
the TLT Group has used in both faculty development and
This page links to
explanations of the principles, hundreds of ideas for using technology
to implement them, workshop materials, assessment tools, and more.
(LTA's): a fresh
approach to help faculty members directly and to help with faculty development, professional development, and
Collections & Repositories of Instructional Resources.
Includes links to a wide range of collections of free resources such as MERLOT. We're working
with MERLOT; if your institution wants to work with both TLTG and
MERLOT, you can get a discount on both subscriptions.
Best Practices in Information Literacy Programs for Undergraduates.
Faculty and librarians need to work together to gradually develop
student research skills. These resources and workshops have been
developed with ACRL.
Workshops: use 5-20 minute workshops and online tutorials to
make faculty development more accessible (e.g., as short agenda item in
departmental meeting) and more 'viral'
Studies - brief description of common problems that occur when
faculty use technology to improve and change teaching and learning. For
seminar discussions among faculty and grad students.
Grants competitions for faculty - Ideas
and considerations. Considerations for planning, awarding
grants for course improvement.
Student Technology Assistant Programs.
Proven approaches for using
well-trained undergrads to provide a variety of kinds of support for
teaching and learning with technology, including skilled support for
This Resource Page includes a variety of resources of use to leaders and
faculty in programs of distance and distributed learning. It's of some
benefit for improving blended and hybrid courses, too.
when someone takes a step forward
and then takes a moment to extend a hand to help someone else along. How
can your institution support this activity?
There are many kinds of good
teaching and good teachers -- just as there are many kinds of learners
and learning. Information technology offers new options for
identifying, supporting, and matching them more effectively.
TLT Group Professional
and Faculty Development Model - A Synthesis of Methods & Selective Set
Using the kinds of resources linked
above, The TLT Group can work with your staff and a cohort of faculty
from your institution, system, or association. We offer online,
face-to-face, and hybrid events and web
resources over a period of months or years. We help your faculty
gradually improve their own courses, use assessment data to guide those
improvements, and help their colleagues move in similar directions.
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