TeachTech Blog (SOLS@ASU)

Our TeachTech blog is used for faculty development for the Arizona State University School of Life Sciences. We focus topics on practical tools and techniques for our courses, emphasizing active learning and online activities. We often include guest bloggers that bring in topics on Evidence Based Teaching for STEM related courses.

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Posts by TeachTech Blog (SOLS@ASU)

Seeking Input for Faculty Support

The modern research university like Arizona State University has a multifaceted mission including research, education, and service to the community. The pressure on faculty to […]

Not All Undergraduate Research Experiences Are Good

Why undergrads consider leaving research and what research labs can do to help students thriveParticipating in research as an undergraduate is well known to benefit […]

TeachTalk Webinar: The Value of Formative Assessments in Scaffolded Learning

While it is important to test your students' knowledge in a course, it is even more important to do formative, or low stakes, assessments. Formative […]

Inclusion in Online Biology Simulations

Online textbooks and simulations have become commonplace in online courses. However, there is an increased need to review online content from an "inclusive lens". More […]

Online biology program admits premed students, but are they prepared for medical school?

ASU’s fully online B.S. in Biological Sciences: What it is and how it is inclusive? ASU is known for its mission to be inclusive; as […]

TeachTalk Webinar: Metacognition - Creating self-regulated learners

Our webinar today was facilitated by Joshua Caulkins from the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. The agenda included: Defining metacognition;   Identifying components […]

Increase Office Hour Attendance

Are you finding that you're repeatedly asking your students to attend office hours, but still see low attendance? You are not alone. Office hours are […]

Small Teaching

Small Teaching by James M. Lang Do you ever wish you had more time to change your teaching? Do you plan to make changes each […]

A New Semester Begins

Palm Walk, Arizona State University, Tempe Campus. While Fall is not in the weather for Arizona, the Fall semester has arrived on campus! As we […]

Webinar: A Model for Attracting and Retaining Quality Undergraduate TAs

Our webinar this week focused on a topic that we haven't covered before, but is really critical for faculty to manage large size courses. Dr. […]

Getting Ready to Move to Canvas Part Four: Move!

Let’s pack up our stuff, and prepare to make the move to our new online home, Canvas! What do you do when you prepare to […]

Getting Ready to Move to Canvas Part Three: Pack

Let’s pack up our stuff, and prepare to make the move to our new online home, Canvas! What do you do when you prepare to […]

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