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.

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 [...]

14 Sep, 2020

Business Simulations Enhance Student Engagement and Experiential Learning

By |2020-09-21T15:55:38+00:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 35 | September 17, 2020 Business Simulations Enhance Student Engagement and Experiential Learning Simulations provide students with an opportunity to make decisions, operate equipment, and apply theoretical knowledge to specific, real-world scenarios. Simulations can be live, involving real people operating real systems; they can be virtual, involving real [...]

8 Sep, 2020

Battlefield of the Mind: A Closer Look at Test Anxiety

By |2020-09-08T21:07:14+00:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 34 | September 10, 2020 Battlefield of the Mind: A Closer Look at Test Anxiety Tests and evaluations are an inescapable part of our world. While an assessment's primary goal is to evaluate a student’s aptitude and identify the need for improvement, it is also a standard tool [...]

1 Sep, 2020

Brackets Are for More Than March Madness: Using a Snowball Pitch Activity to Foster Student Engagement and Learning

By |2020-09-02T00:00:06+00:00September 1st, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 33 | September 3, 2020 Brackets Are for More Than March Madness: Using a Snowball Pitch Activity to Foster Student Engagement and Learning Game-based, competition-based, and project-based activities have been found to positively impact student learning. The Snowball Pitch, an activity that combines game-based, competition-based, and project-based learning [...]

24 Aug, 2020

Problem Solving for the Future: Teaching Using Scenarios and Backcasting

By |2020-08-27T18:04:43+00:00August 24th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 32 | August 27, 2020 Problem Solving for the Future: Teaching Using Scenarios and Backcasting Depictions of the future in popular media tend to focus on humanoid robots, space travel, and other new technologies, but “the future” encompasses much more than these developments. Thinking about the future includes [...]

18 Aug, 2020

Humility and Humor: A Holistic Approach to the New Online Reality

By |2020-08-20T15:19:40+00:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 31 | August 20, 2020 Humility and Humor: A Holistic Approach to the New Online Reality When the world went into lock down this spring, everything changed for educators and learners alike. The initial panic took instructors into overdrive to ensure course content could be wrapped into a digestible [...]

11 Aug, 2020

Mastering the Third Culture: Helping Students Navigate the Technology-Based, At-Home-Learning Environment

By |2020-09-03T13:43:04+00:00August 11th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 30 | August 13, 2020 Mastering the Third Culture: Helping Students Navigate the Technology-Based, At-Home Learning Environment In a widely circulated Youtube video, a troubled student pours out his difficulties with online, learn-from-home modalities. He fears the pandemic and feels trapped in the house. He is frustrated with how [...]

4 Aug, 2020

From Onsite to Online Proctored QuickBooks Certification Exams

By |2020-08-04T23:01:22+00:00August 4th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 29| August 6, 2020 From Onsite to Online Proctored QuickBooks Certification Exams As instruction shifted remotely this spring, the accounting department at Dallas College Brookhaven Campus needed to find a way to administer QuickBooks certification exams to accounting students. As an accounting instructional specialist, I worked with the department’s [...]