Innovation Abstracts, NISOD’s flagship teaching strategies publication, provides an excellent opportunity for community and technical college educators to learn about and share best ideas about programs, projects, and strategies that improve students’ higher education experiences.

16 Nov, 2020

Let’s Show Compassion and Empathy to Our Students While Diversifying Our Online Courses

By |2020-11-18T15:28:13+00:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 45 | November 26, 2020 Let’s Show Compassion and Empathy to Our Students While Diversifying Our Online Courses The pandemic thrust many instructors into an online environment for which they were unprepared. Prior to COVID-19, teaching online required several hours of training and time spent designing course content [...]

16 Nov, 2020

Making a Virtual Environment Seem Like a Coffee Shop

By |2020-11-18T03:23:05+00:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 44 | November 19, 2020 Making a Virtual Environment Seem Like a Coffee Shop As the academic term draws to a close, instructors may be wondering how to maintain high levels of motivation and engagement in the virtual classroom. It has been eight months for most of us [...]

10 Nov, 2020

An Exploration of Study Habits: How Do Four-Year Universities and Two-Year Colleges Compare?

By |2020-11-11T18:00:01+00:00November 10th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 43 | November 12, 2020 An Exploration of Study Habits: How Do Four-Year Universities and Two-Year Colleges Compare? How can instructors help students use more effective learning strategies in order to maximize their retention of course content? Before answering this question, we must document what is actually going [...]

3 Nov, 2020

Creating an Engaging, Synchronous Online Experience

By |2020-11-03T21:42:06+00:00November 3rd, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 42 | November 5, 2020 Creating an Engaging, Synchronous Online Experience When Tallahassee Community College moved its classes online in response to the coronavirus pandemic, many educators, including myself, were forced to teach online for the first time. TCC conducted the last six weeks of the spring semester [...]

27 Oct, 2020

Inspiring Community College Educators to Promote Student Self-Directedness: A Philosophy of Educating

By |2020-10-28T21:20:07+00:00October 27th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 41 | October 29, 2020 Inspiring Community College Educators to Promote Student Self-Directedness: A Philosophy of Educating The 2020 academic year brought teaching and learning experiences that will profoundly impact which instructional modes students prefer. Students worldwide have been learning in various instructional modes, ranging from the traditional [...]

20 Oct, 2020

The Impact of Student Enrollment on Guided Pathways

By |2020-10-20T21:20:16+00:00October 20th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 40 | October 22, 2020 The Impact of Student Enrollment on Guided Pathways Guided pathways are designed to help colleges improve rates of student completion, transfer, and attainment of jobs with value in the labor market. Instituting the whole-scale transformation required to implement pathways means rethinking fundamental aspects [...]

13 Oct, 2020

Adapting Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs as a Basis for Faculty to Expand a Wellness Culture

By |2020-10-14T16:48:31+00:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 39 | October 15, 2020  Adapting Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs as a Basis for Faculty to Expand a Wellness Culture In our current climate, many instructors have been forced to teach online. Within this pedagogy shift, instructors may find themselves juggling multiple tasks, in addition to teaching. In [...]

6 Oct, 2020

The Multi-Genre Project

By |2020-10-07T20:14:24+00:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 38 | October 8, 2020 The Multi-Genre Project In today’s world, it is more important than ever that equity and diversity are embedded in all aspects of education. As educators, we can work to create a more equitable classroom by helping students feel connected, appreciated, and valued. Encouraging [...]

29 Sep, 2020

Concept Building: A Systematic Approach for Improving Instruction

By |2020-10-05T21:13:27+00:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 37 | October 1, 2020 Concept Building: A Systematic Approach for Improving Instruction In 2017, my book Concept Building was published, which explores teaching based on systems theory. There are three components to concept building: concept learning, object learning, and the instructor acting as a catalyst. Each part [...]

22 Sep, 2020

Using Job Instruction Breakdown Techniques to Facilitate Learning in the Classroom

By |2020-09-23T16:25:07+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 36 | September 24, 2020 Using Job Instruction Breakdown Techniques to Facilitate Learning in the Classroom Every day, people start new jobs or get promoted to positions that bring new sets of responsibilities and duties. In an effort to train this workforce, some organizations use Job Instruction Breakdowns [...]