This collection of resources covers a wide variety of topics related to teaching and learning. If you have suggestions for resources that should be added to this list, please contact the Office of Educational Innovation & Assessment at email@example.com.
Online Course: Teaching in Universities and Colleges
Teaching in Universities and Colleges is for those who wish to learn more about how to improve the way they plan and deliver their teaching, and how they can effectively use learning technologies in instruction. The course contains videos, reading material and interactive activities.
This self-paced online course is offered through UBlearns.
How to self-enroll in Teaching in Universities and Colleges:
- Log into UBlearns (ublearns.buffalo.edu).
- Click on the Courses tab on top right of your screen.
- Enter Teaching in Universities and Colleges in the Course Search box and then click Go.
- Click the small double-down arrow to the right of the Course ID.
- Select Enroll.
- Click Submit and then click OK.
Assessment and Grading
- Basics of assessment, guide prepared for UB's Curriculum Committee
- Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs), a collection of activities from the book Classroom Assessment Techniques: A handbook for college teachers (2d ed), by Thomas A. Angelo & Patricia A. Cross (1993)
- Course design for busy academics: Using learning outcomes to design a course and assess learning, from the Generic Centre's Learning and Teaching Support Network
- Curriculum Alignment around Learning Outcomes and Assessment, presentation by Alexei G. Matveev (2008), from Norfolk State University, workshop delivered at Southern University at New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, October 16-17, 2008
- Curriculum Map Example, Center for University Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, University of West Florida
- Effective Grading, Barbara Walvoord and Virginia Johnson, Jossey Bass
- Methods of assessment, prepared by UB's Office of Educational Innovation & Assessment
- Performance Assessment, narrated Prezi presentation created for CEP 510: Psychometric Theory in Education
- Program Assessment: Using Embedded Course Assignments as Assessment Data, video featuring UB faculty, produce by the Office of University Assessment and Accreditation and the Office of Educational Innovation & Assessment
- Rubrics, from Carnegie Mellon, and a template in Word format, from San Diego State University
- Test Construction, narrated Prezi presentation created for CEP 510: Psychometric Theory in Education
- Writing learning outcomes (including Bloom's Taxonomy and suggested verbs), and a video, prepared by UB's Office of Educational Innovation & Assessment
- Accessibility - UB Accessibility Resources page for faculty; University of Texas at Austin's suggestions for Creating an Accessible Classroom
- Civility in the classroom - Encouraging Civil Behavior in Large Classes, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, in Essays on Teaching Excellence: Toward the Best in the Academy, publication of the Professional & Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, Vol. 15, No. 8, 2003-2004
- Diversity - Multicultural Teaching, from University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching
- Group work - Problems Associated with Evaluating Student Performance in Groups, Paul E. King and Ralph R. Behnke, College Teaching, Vol. 53, No. 2 (Spring, 2005), pp. 57-61
- Large classes - Six ways to make lectures in a large enrollment course more manageable and effective, University of California at Berkeley
- Mental health - Guide to Mental Health Issues on Campus, from University of Oregon's University Counseling and Testing Center
- Technology and cheating - How Students Use Technology to Cheat, by Jill Duffy, PC Magazine, March 25, 2011
- UBclicks Help Site
- UBclicks resource guide
- 7 Things You Should Know About...Clickers, from EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative
- Teaching with Classroom Response Systems, from Vanderbilt University's Center for Teaching
Methods of Teaching and Learning
- Bloom's Updated Taxonomy, Action Words to Inform the Creation of Learning Outcomes and Instructional Design, Richard Overbaugh and Lynn Schulz, Old Dominion University
- Bloom's Digital Taxonomy, an update of the taxonomy to include cognitive skills as they relate to skillful use of new technologies by Andrew Churches
- Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education, Arthur W. Chickering and Zelda F. Gamson, AAHE Bulletin, March 1987
- Overview of various approaches to teaching: notes, presentation, prepared by UB's Office of Educational Innovation & Assessment
- Active Learning Handbook, from Webster University (includes variety of activities with clear instructions in appendix)
- Case-based learning, presentation by Kevin Oliver (1999), North Carolina State University
- Cooperative learning, presentation by Kevin Oliver (1999), North Carolina State University
- CORE model: Connect, Organize, Reflect, Extend; prepared by UB's Office of Educational Innovation & Assessment
- Educational Psychology, J. Ronald Gentile and James Lalley, Kendall Hunt Publishing
- Mastery-based learning: presentation, handout, and research brief; prepared by UB's Office of Educational Innovation & Assessment
- Outcomes-based education, by SPT Malan (2000), Journal of Family Ecology and Consumer Sciences, Vol. 28, pp. 22-28
- Problem-based learning, from Northern Illinois University's Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center
- Service learning American University's faculty guide to service learning
- Service-Learning Faculty Resources: http://www.compact.org/resources-for-faculty/
- SUNY Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP): On-demand Discovery Learning Professional Development is designed to help faculty, staff and Teaching Assistants discover freely available online tools for teaching and learning. TOEP provides an opportunity to explore tutorials and resources about using blogs, wikis, audio, video, collaborative spaces, social bookmarking and more and includes a curated resource library that links to current research about how these emerging technology tools are being used within higher education.
Online Learning (e-Learning)
- e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven guidelines for consumers and designers of multimedia learning (3d ed, 2011), by Ruth Colvin Clark and Richard E. Mayer, San Francisco: Pfeiffer
- Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies (US Department of Education)
- Online learning resources, complied by the UB Online Learning Collaborative (OLC), Shared Faculty Resources Initiative (SaFaRi) subcommittee
- Teaching and Learning Online: Tools, Templates, and Training, by Bob Hoffman & Donn Ritchie. In SITE 98: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (9th, Washington,DC, March 10-14, 1998), Proceedings.