Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Best Teaching Resources on the Web

The Chronicle of Higher Education - Vitae
October 22nd, 2014



Those of us old enough to remember travelling to an out-of-the-way library to track down a potentially crucial roll of microfilm know just how much new technologies have transformed the way academics do research. We now happily rely on Google Books, JSTOR, and a whole parade of resources and databases available at the click of a finger. But what may be less obvious is the way new technologies have made improving our teaching a whole lot easier as well.
Even leaving aside clickers, class wikis, and learning-management systems, a number of plain old websites have made great teaching ideas a lot more accessible. When I came up with my own website, Pedagogy Unbound, my thinking was that I wanted an easy way for instructors to benefit from others' experience in the classroom. While the research we do is published in various outlets, so much of the innovation that goes on in our classrooms goes unshared. Pedagogy Unbound is an attempt at providing an outlet for those teaching ideas. Many teachers—around the world—regularly benefit from the tips on the site, so I heartily encourage you to submit some of your own; your fellow teachers need your expertise!


Those of us old enough to remember travelling to an out-of-the-way library to track down a potentially crucial roll of microfilm know just how much new technologies have transformed the way academics do research. We now happily rely on Google Books, JSTOR, and a whole parade of resources and databases available at the click of a finger. But what may be less obvious is the way new technologies have made improving our teaching a whole lot easier as well.
Even leaving aside clickers, class wikis, and learning-management systems, a number of plain old websites have made great teaching ideas a lot more accessible. When I came up with my own website, Pedagogy Unbound, my thinking was that I wanted an easy way for instructors to benefit from others' experience in the classroom. While the research we do is published in various outlets, so much of the innovation that goes on in our classrooms goes unshared. Pedagogy Unbound is an attempt at providing an outlet for those teaching ideas. Many teachers—around the world—regularly benefit from the tips on the site, so I heartily encourage you to submit some of your own; your fellow teachers need your expertise!
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