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Spark Blog - UT Faculty Innovation Center
in Fall 2015, the PCL Learning Commons opened with four Learning Labs. Each Learning Lab has tables, chairs and instructor podiums on casters...
Faculty Focus
Teaching skills, much like teaching in general, shares certain similarities that are relevant across a variety of degree programs. It’s good to...
Science Alert
This latest brain model was produced by a team of researchers from the Blue Brain Project, a Swiss research initiative devoted to building a...
NPR
Stanford physics and education professor Carl Wieman's message: Too many undergraduate programs fail to focus on teaching effectiveness or even...
Spark Blog - UT Faculty Innovation Center
I’ve often found it both fun and useful to give students a problem for which there are no wrong answers. It just lets them wander a bit to explore...
Educause
The technologies report provides a snapshot of the relatively new technological investments colleges and universities will be spending the most time...
UT Provost Maurie McInnis
Many students have shared with us that they appreciate faculty who have openly discussed the tragedy in class, and I would like to thank you all for...
Northern Illinois University Faculty Development & Instructional Design Center
In response to yesterday's tragedy at UT, our friends at Northern Illinois University sent us a link to a compilation of resources for instructors...
Spark Blog by FIC
In the past few years we’ve used the term “college experience” with increasing frequency, this to distinguish it from high school, work, on line,...
The Scholarly Teacher
As a faculty developer, research showing that both active and engaged learning leads to better long-term learning outcomes (Freeman, et al., 2014) is...

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