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Building Academic Integrity into Your Course

Katie Bush--As an instructional technologist I get a lot of questions around midterms or finals about how to prevent cheating or how to catch students suspected of cheating. The best way to encourage students to take your class with academic integrity is to design it into your course from the beginning.

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Resilience--What's Your Angle?

Cha Ron Sattler-Lablanc--Confronting challenges in life is inevitable and, I believe, necessary for learning. When we hit the learning curves in life, we don't usually say, “Hooray! A Learning Opportunity!” When we fall, usually face first, a more typical response is, “Oh, poop” (or similar expletive).

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Engaging with Student Motivation

Rebecca Johnson--One of my favorite books is How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching by Susan A. Ambrose and others. The chapter I turn to again and again is “What Factors Motivate Students to Learn?” Ambrose, et al, make it clear that while we may worry about how to engage students, ultimately it’s the students who have to make decisions about how they spend their time and focus their attention.

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Cognitive Load, Memory, and Instruction

Rebecca Johnson--If you’ve walked across a parking lot toward the kiosk, repeating your license plate number under your breath, only to have to turn back to your car and refresh your memory because an ambulance drove by, you’ve experienced Cognitive Load Theory (CLT). How does CLT play out in the classroom? To understand that, we'll need to think first about memory and how we learn.

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