Eight approaches to teaching


Beginning with this year’s Summer Institute, the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology is introducing a new way of “tagging” our events.

Summer Institute Kickoff set for May 13

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Celebrate the start of summer with a preview of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology’s Summer Institute Workshops. We’re kicking off the season Tuesday, May 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with snacks, door prizes, and a lot of great teaching ideas!

Get a tour of ReggieNet’s new features in just 20 minutes

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The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology is offering teachers on campus a chance to explore new features and tools recently added to ReggieNet. This is especially important for instructors who plan to use ReggieNet in the summer or fall.

Got papers? Grading tips from a pro

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This article first appeared in The LINK, the online newsletter from the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT). Claire Lamonica, M.A. ’83, D.A. ’96, regularly shares her observations on student learning, instructional trends, and life in the academy. You can read past installments of “From the director’s desk” at CTLT.IllinoisState.edu/News/Director.

ReggieNet gets major spring break update

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Illinois State University’s learning management system is getting a tune-up. Members of the ReggieNet team will install a major software update starting Monday, March 10. The upgrade improves some behind-the-scenes issues and introduces a number of exciting new features.

‘To MOOC or Not to MOOC?’ workshop set for March 3

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Massive open online courses (or MOOCs) have been in the news almost daily since 2011, when two Stanford University professors offered a computer science course online to 160,000 students. Some believe that MOOCs could transform access to higher education worldwide, while others fear MOOCs could also mean the end of brick and mortar universities and their faculties.