Welcome

Welcome to the Teaching & Learning section of the Instructional Technology pages. The purpose of this page and linked pages are to serve as a resource for faculty pointing to information to assist in the crafting of learning experiences.

Guides

There are a number of guides available covering a number of different topics including universal design for learning, using Wikipedia as a teaching tool, and using digital media. All of these guides are curated into a subject list of "Teaching and Learning" The list may be viewed at http://guides.lib.lawrence.edu/teachlearn. The individual guides are below.

  • Digital Media Toolbox - Created for instructors and students, this guide contains information about using media while respecting copyright and fair use, recommendations for managing and working through your media projects, and tools and resources you can use to create them.
  • Fostering Academic Integrity - "Cheat-resistant assignments are unique and meaningful: that is, they are specific to your classroom and designed to engage students in work with which they can connect and to which they can relate. The ideas [in this guide] on unique and meaningful assignments are adapted from Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty by James Lang and from information presented by The Meaningful Writing Project (http://meaningfulwritingproject.net/)."
  • Infographics - This guide contains a description of what infographics are and recommendations for how to use them in a class.
  • Universal design for Learning, Neurodiversity - This guide is a resources for those interested in learning more about universal design for learning (UDL), and neurodiversity.
  • Wikipedia as a Teaching Tool - This guide contains information about what Wikipedia is, how to use Wikipedia for college level research, how to evaluate individual Wikipedia articles.

Instructional Design Blog and ID Corner Podcast

Extreme Makeover: Moodle Edition

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 4:31pm
We are in unprecedented times. This current term has been a time of triage, of doing what we can to meet students and create any learning experience possible. Many have used our learning management system, Moodle, for the first time (Kudos!) And some are relying on it just a bit more than they have before. […]

Workload Estimator

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 11:27am
The Workload Estimator from the Center for Teaching Excellence at Rice University is a helpful tool for instructors to inform themselves about how much work they are giving students. This tool can be part of an instructors transparent approach by providing a way for instructors to communicate to students the amount of work that instructors […]

Making Accessible Office Documents

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 1:52pm
One part of creating an inclusive classroom is making sure that the materials we use are accessible to those with disabilities. As the University of Washington Accessible Technology blog points out, there are some common steps that one can take regardless of the type of document. These include:1 Using headings Using lists Using meaningful hyperlinks […]