The Art of Teaching Faculty Fellows Lunchtime Seminar Series Continues December 3rd
Join us for an exciting Lunchtime Seminar Series featuring CITL Faculty Fellows and others discussing teaching strategies that highlight the art (and science) of teaching and learning. On December 3, Judith Pintar (iSchool) and Dan Steward (Sociology) will present Immersion and Engagement: Teaching through Games & Simulations, where they will describe how they are using serious games to enhance classroom engagement and immerse students in exploring challenging topics like propaganda, media interference, and social inequality. Sessions are from 12 until 1pm and are recorded. Please register to receive a Zoom link at: https://go.illinois.edu/artofteachingregistration. More information available at the Art of Teaching where you can find links to previous recordings and presenter information.
Volunteers Needed for Microteaching
CITL is looking for volunteers to facilitate online Microteaching recording sessions on Friday, January 22 for the January Grad Academy. Microteaching facilitators keep things running on time, provide brief feedback on short teaching samples, and run a short discussion with new TAs. If you have any experience teaching at Illinois, you can help! CITL will train you, and the experience is usually fun. You get to learn a little bit about a lot of different topics! Please contact Lucas Anderson (email@example.com) if you are interested.
Is There Any Way to Make My Asynchronous Videos More Interactive?
The best strategy for including interactivity in your video lectures is to break them up into small enough subtopics that allow you to let the Learning Management System do the work of interactivity for you. This will give you the most control over how students interact with the content and the most immediate feedback on how they are handling the lecture content.
Read the full response in our latest Dear A/V Column here.