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Universal Design for Learning(UDL)   Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a set of curriculum design and delivery principles aimed at creating an inclusive and accessible learning experience for students. It is considered a best practice approach and is achieved through the development of flexible curricular materials and activities.
eReads Available publications, keynotes & presentations.

Gathering Student Feedback  

Do you ever wonder how well your course is doing?
Giving Student Feedback How giving students feedback makes a difference.

Grading Students’ Work: A Teacher’s Guide  

How effectively are you evaluating student learning?
 
The Teaching Professor Reflecting on Learning: Day One and Beyond
Innovation Abstracts - NISOD Describes a traditional testing procedure that still works to keep students on-target and current with their assignments and class participation.
Learning Abstracts - Leagues of Innovations
Leadership Abstracts
Notes from Managers Series
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A guide to learning styles   A questionnaire that helps your learning by suggesting the strategies you should be using.
Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Onine Teaching   A curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning , and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community.
Continuing Education   Information for adult learners and teachers on lifelong learning
TED-Ed: Lessons worth Sharing   TED-Ed's commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED's mission of spreading great ideas. Within TED-Ed's growing library of lessons, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform.
Teach 100   A resource to help educators and those in the field of education find the most relevant blogs from across the web.
Pedagogy UnBound   A place for college teachers to share practical strategies for today's classroom
Journal Articles and Strategies for Teaching and Learning
 
 
University of Waterloo, Centre for Teaching Excellence    
Winona State University Assessment and Research    
Visual Understanding Environment (VUE- Tufts University)   VUE is a concept and content mapping application, developed to support teaching, learning and research and for anyone who needs to organize, contextualize, and access digital information
Text to mind map   An interactive website that allows you to convert lists and texts into a mind map
MindMeister   Sign-up for free to create and save mind maps
Dr. Janice NewtonPDF icon   Panelist at the Festival of Learning 2009
HURIER Classroom Listening ActivitiesPDF icon   Can they be adapted to your discipline?
Professionalism RubricPDF icon   The behaviours encouraged in this rubric are important skills needed for successful employment and respectful interaction towards others in society.
Information LiteracyPDF icon   In an inquiry course course for first-year science undergraduates.
Lost in TranslationPDF icon   Deconstructing science in the news through an inquiry-based course.
Problem Based LearningPDF icon   Of Tacit Knowledge, Texts and Thing-based Learning (TBL)
Self-Directed Learning Menu OptionsPDF icon   Promoting self-directed learning using a menu of assessment options: The investment model
Keynote Presentation byMax Valiquettepowerpoint-icon   Youthorgraphy : Youths in transition
Workshop Presentation byDr. Timothy PychylPDF icon   Deep learning in a digital age: The promise and peril of the Facebook generation
Climates that Grow TeachersPDF icon   Creating Climates that Grow Teachers and Promote Learning
Active LearningPDF icon   Resources on Participation, Class Discussions and Group Work
100 Things You Can Do In the First Three Weeks of ClassPDF icon   Beginnings are important. Students decide very early - some say the first day of class - whether they will like the course, its contents, the teacher and their fellow students. This list of ideas is offered in the spirit of starting off right.
101 Tips for Effective TeachingPDF icon    
Bibliography of SourcesPDF icon    
Bibliography on ListeningPDF icon