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)

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

"Find a group of like-minded people in your community who are supporting each other on the path to success." - Henry L. RoedigerA new year... […]

Create an Inclusive Environment: Two Quick Resources for the Busy Instructor

Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash Arizona State University's charter statement is a powerful reminder that we are here to create an inclusive learning environment for our students. […]

Teach Talk Webinar: Hacking Canvas Parts I and II

Have you discovered a cool feature that Canvas does well? Or have you found a neat work-around to "hack" your Canvas course page? Photo by Taskin […]

Teach Talk Webinar: Transformative Learning Theory

Typical approaches to learning center heavily around objectives, which are discrete, measurable, and focused on specific narrow outcomes. But what about when your education shakes […]

Why Digital Literacies are an Important Part of Every Class

The path to quality information is not straight. A recent survey from Project Information Literacy explored how college students engage with news. Most survey respondents encounter some […]

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 […]

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