- Using blackboard for assessment
"Instead, require your students to send you brief responses to assigned readings via email before class."
Using Blackboard for Assessment : Blackboard question type
- Fill in the Blank
- Multiple Choice
- True/False Multiple Answer
- Matching * Ordering
- Short Answer/Essay
Quick and Easy Ideas for Better Lectures
Provide students with a framework for each lecture
o Aim for three to five main points in each lecture.
o Begin the lecture with a high-level question that the upcoming information can answer.
o Prepare a handout of the lecture's main points.
o During lecture, be explicit about what students should focus on.
Don't overload students
o Give students short breaks throughout lecture to review their notes and ask questions.
o Include a formal activity or assignment after every 15-20 minutes of presentation.
o Don't use too many different types of presentation materials at once.
o Don't give students two conflicting things to attend to at the same time.
Students are also more likely to remember information that relates to ideas or experiences they are already familiar with.
o Use examples from student life, current events, or popular culture.
o Ask students to generate their own examples from personal experience.
o Tell students how new information relates to previous lectures in your course.
o Show students how specific skills can be applied to real-world problems.
o Create activities and assignments that ask students to fit new information into the overall themes of the course.
- Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.
- "Chinese proverb"
- “A mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled.” Plutarch
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