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University of Alberta's Centre for Teaching and Learning dive into issues facing post-secondary instructors.
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May 14, 2020 07:00 AM PDT

In this episode, Dr. Roger Graves and Ellen Watson, Senior Educational Developer, discuss how instructors might promote academic integrity (and prevent infractions) in their courses while teaching online.

This podcast is published in conjunction with a blog of the same title at https://blog.ualberta.ca and also available as an episode with the "Teaching Writing: Ideas and Strategies" podcast available at https://rogergraves.podomatic.com/

April 14, 2020 09:00 AM PDT

Creating authentic classroom assessments are necessary for students to make more practical connections to their learning. We know that the use of performance assessments of experiential learning exercises tends to be less common in graduate classrooms and we don’t think it should be. In this episode, we discuss the experiences of an innovative-thinking instructor and how he went about developing and successfully implementing a four-day experiential learning exercise and performance assessment. His exercise focused on students applying the understandings of the Incident Command System team for the Alberta Agriculture and Forestry emergency response team to a realworld scenario about a Salmonella outbreak originating from a hatchery. We even get to hear a little about what happened in the classroom and from two observers who were present during the exercise. We are fortunate to have the instructor Dr. Simon Otto from the School of Public Health and a masters-level graduate student from his class Aleksandra Tymczak for our discussion today.

March 27, 2020 03:08 PM PDT

In this episode, Dr. Cathryn van Kessel from Secondary Education and Jennifer Ward and Ellen Watson from the CTL talk about how instructors might promote community by addressing potentially harmful comments made by students (especially those related to the COVID 19 pandemic)

For information on Dr. van Kessel's work regarding this topic, please visit https://tinyurl.com/grimeducatorpandemic

March 05, 2020 09:00 AM PST

In this final episode of our series celebrating Open Educational Resource Week 2020, Joel Agarwal, VP Academic for the University of Alberta Students' Union, discusses the benefits of using OER in the classroom from a student perspective.

March 04, 2020 09:00 AM PST

In this special episode (part 2 of 3 celebrating OER week), Tino Villatoro, shares his experiences with creating an Open Textbook for his students to explore Medical Laboratory Sciences!

March 03, 2020 09:00 AM PST

Interested in Open Educational Resources (OER) but worried about what you can and cannot use or share? This podcast may help! In this special episode (part 1 of 3 celebrating OER week), Amanda Wakaruk, Copyright Librarian at the University of Alberta, shares advice on using OER materials and explains a bit about the copyright behind OER.

February 18, 2020 09:00 AM PST

Post-secondary instructors are not only charged with teaching students content but, also, how to learn within their discipline. Dr. Greg Thomas, Professor of Secondary Education, discusses how instructors might begin to tap into learners' awareness and understanding of their own thought processes (a.k.a. their metacognition). In conversation with Dr. Neil Haave, Associate Director at the CTL, Dr. Thomas provides instructors some concrete suggestions they can begin to try in their own classrooms.

Anyone interested in further learning about metacognition can access a bibliography on it at (a) https://doi.org/10.7939/r3-t5ay-w140 or (b) by email request to Dr. Thomas at gthomas1@ualberta.ca

January 13, 2020 01:44 PM PST

In this podcast, Educational Developer Graeme Pate speaks with Microbiology professor, Dr. Lisa Stein, about the benefits (and the scary side) of using improv in her post-secondary classroom.

November 12, 2019 08:00 AM PST

Banishing boredom in classrooms might be seen as an elusive goal. We know that banishing boredom takes both instructors and students, but what are some ways to begin? In this episode, we discuss common sources of boredom and explore strategies for banishing with Cheryl Poth from the CTL and Lia Daniels, Director of the Alberta Consortium for Motivation and Emotion in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta.

December 10, 2019 08:00 AM PST

Curious about gamifying your classroom? In this podcast, Jessica Ley, Instructional Designer with the Faculty of Nursing, joins Educational Developer Ellen Watson to talk about ways that instructors can bring game elements into their classroom.

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