To provide UofL faculty and staff the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of learning theory and cognitive psychology by reading a common book about learning theory.
Faculty and staff interested in the topic, with special outreach to faculty new to teaching in online or hybrid formats during the pandemic. This reading circle is limited to eight participants.
Jen Anderson, Program Director, Teaching Innovation Learning Lab
Faculty co-facilitator, TBD
Reading circles take place monthly on Tuesdays at noon, synchronously via Blackboard Collaborate.
- January 26
- February 23
- March 23
- April 20
Join us as we read Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science to Online Classes by learning science scholars Flower Darby and James Lang. The concept of small teaching is simple: small and strategic changes have enormous power to improve student learning. Instructors face unique and specific challenges when teaching an online course. This book offers “small” teaching strategies that will positively impact the online classroom.
As faculty, we are at a crossroads with the current conditions based on the COVID-19 pandemic. Reading this book together offers insights and practical approaches to address how to foster student learning as we agilely move in and out of hybrid teaching situations. Our group will meet four times over the course of the spring semester.
Some of the questions we will examine include:
- What are some research-based strategies related to facilitating knowledge and promoting understanding; and how do they translate into our own teaching practices?
- What are good practices to motivate learners in the online context and how do they relate to student learning?
- How can we harness ready resources for online course design and daily management when teaching in the online/hybrid environment?
Registration is limited to eight people. Register by January 15 to receive a complimentary copy of the book.
For more information, please contact Jen Anderson at email@example.com or 502-852-8053.