27 Oct, 2020

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 [...]