Innovation Abstracts

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, 2017

Teaching an Open Mind Through Contextualization

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Volume XXXIX, No. 28 | November 16, 2017 Teaching an Open Mind Through Contextualization The fundamental purpose of higher education is a more complex initiative than just teaching facts. Educators should strive for students to gain the ability to self-educate, including applying what they’ve learned in personal and professional contexts. In order [...]

2 Nov, 2017

Flipped Assessment: Revolutionize the Metacognition in Student Learning

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Volume XXXIX, No. 26 | November 2, 2017 Flipped Assessment: Revolutionize the Metacognition in Student Learning As a student, I celebrated passing hundreds of tests in my life. Yet, if I had to take the same test three months later, I would achieve a similar or even lower test result, rarely ever [...]

26 Oct, 2017

Going Paperless: Is This Generation Ready?

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Volume XXXIX, No. 25 | October 26, 2017 Going Paperless: Is This Generation Ready? Most instructors would agree that it’s important for students, in order for them to keep up with course content, to have access to required resources (e.g., textbooks) during the first week or two of the semester. After all, [...]

19 Oct, 2017

Educating the Whole Student: Bridging the Counselor/Class Divide

By | 2017-10-18T19:20:50+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XXXIX, No. 24 | October 19, 2017 Educating the Whole Student: Bridging the Counselor/Class Divide As college instructors, we spend a lot of time before each semester preparing the academic content for the class. The last few weeks of my summer are routinely spent updating syllabi, researching authors, reading texts, and [...]

12 Oct, 2017

Teaching Techniques: Beyond Lectures

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Volume XXXIX, No. 23 | October 12, 2017 Teaching Techniques: Beyond Lectures As the dynamics of education change, so does the way students learn and respond to classroom strategies. The traditional way of teaching through lecture is no longer sufficient or effective. Today’s students prefer learning through a combination of lecture and [...]

5 Oct, 2017

Teaching for Transfer in a First-Year Writing Course

By | 2017-10-04T15:31:24+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XXXIX, No. 22 | October 5, 2017 Teaching for Transfer in a First-Year Writing Course Recent work by scholars within composition studies—most notably the work of Kathleen Blake Yancey, Lianne Robertson, and Kara Taczak—suggests that the transfer of knowledge from English 101 to other courses and contexts may be possible if [...]

28 Sep, 2017

The Place of Reading in the Freshman Composition Class

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Volume XXXIX, No. 21 | September 28, 2017 The Place of Reading in the Freshman Composition Class Immediately before the beginning of student debates in my second semester freshman composition class, a student announced, “This is a writing class. I see no point in doing oral things like debates.” Admittedly, she was [...]

13 Sep, 2017

Elevating Your Educational “Hotness”: Achieving Teaching Excellence

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Volume XXXIX, No. 19 | September 14, 2017 Elevating Your Educational “Hotness”: Achieving Teaching Excellence Recently, my colleagues and I facilitated a National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) webinar titled, “Bird by Bird: Creating a Culture of Teaching Excellence.” The webinar focused on creating a culture of teaching excellence through [...]