Tools and Resources

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This document was created to provide you with a source of options for gathering data on teamwork assignments and projects. You may choose to adopt one of the examples as is, combine elements from several of the examples, or use the examples to identify characteristics that correspond to particular aspects of your assigned work, course content, or student population.

This document describes a specific strategy that provides a collaborative learning experience for students.

Penn State Teacher II 1997. Compendium of teaching tips and advice from seasoned faculty and graduate students. Includes sections on Course design, matching teaching methods with learning objectives, teaching large courses, evaluating student learning, collecting feedback, sample syllabi, feedback questionaires, grading standards, plagiarism, teaching philosophies.
Authored by D. Enerson, R. Neill Johnson, Susannah Milner, and Kathryn M. Plank.

In-depth discussion of planning and writing a case study. Key steps discussed include identifying the reason for using a case study; drafting the case; and piloting and revising it.

Three examples of simple mid-semester feedback questionnaires.

This document, excerpted from the Penn State Teacher II, includes strategies for planning, implementing, and grading collaborative projects (aka team work or group work). It includes a discussion of group conflicts.

This file describes the characteristics of adult learners and strategies for instructors who teach them.

This FAQ sheet addresses many issues related to attendance in large classes.

This two-page handout provides a basic explanation of how to make and use rubrics to improve grading. Print references included.

This document offers a nice overview of Inquiry Based Learning.

An easy to use graphical representation of updated Bloom's Taxonomy congitive domain, including definitions.

This rubric could be used by faculty colleagues to evaluate course objectives.