New Semester — New Start
Here are some exciting ways to start off the new semester. Find ideas for expanding inclusiveness without zillions of lesson plans. Plus, get some ideas for that all-important first day of class so that you set the tone for the whole semester.
New Case Studies Series
Experiential Learning is one of the exciting topics discussed in education right now. Bill Timpson has long been an advocate. To share that with others who are considering including Experiential Learning in their classrooms, Bill and colleagues have created a Case Studies Series plus an addition to our popular 147 Practical Tips Series. You'll find all you need to start incorporating Experiential Learning in your new classes.
Our classic title, Distance Leaners in Higher Education, is now available as Open Access. It is the book that informed much of current practice in distance teaching and learning.
And, how has a title stayed so current for so long? Perhaps, it is because it focuses not on the phenominal technology that proliferates so rapidly, but on the human dimension of the teaching/learning process.
Educators continue to weigh the technology in relation to good teaching practices. This book paved the way for that continuing conversation.
For more on the book and to access it, go to our Distance Learners in Higher Education page.
Department Chair Leadership Skills
A Process Approach to General Education Reform: Transforming
Institutional Culture in Higher Education
The Dynamic Classroom: Engaging Students in Higher
Something New for Academic Leaders
We have started an exciting new feature that we call Occasional Essays for those in leadership positions. We envision new essays at least 4 times a year. Because we do not wish to send you information that you may not want, we ask that you sign up to receive the Essays or notification that they have been posted.
Click on the icon to subscribe or to view our third Essay, entitled "Department Chair Call for Leadership -- Part 2" which is an excerpt from our new Department Chair Leadership Skills.
Our premier essay was "Hard Times, Tough Decisions," by Harry Peterson, author of Leading a Small College or University and may be viewed as well.
Doing More with Less...
We know that many institutions are struggling to do just that do more with less resources. We want to help in the ways we can. From time to time, we will announce special offers, so check back frequently.
Or, browse our site for other exciting ideas.
Concepts and Choices for Teaching:
Just in time for the new semester. An updated edition of a classic.
Premiered at the Distance Teaching and Learning Conference in Madison, WI, this volume shares "tips" garnered from the accumulated years of work of the authors. It is a critical topic for a critical time.
Beyond Subject Matter
Recently premiered at the annual meeting of NISOD, this new title is designed to help the new educator learn the basics of preparing a class, seminar, or training session. It is designed for educators as well as those who don't think of themselves as educators but find themselves in that role.
147 Publishing Tips for
Just in time for planning
your publishing projects. See what you can do now to prepare for a career of
2009 AERA Outstanding Research Publication Award
Congratulations to Kathleen King and Joan Griggs, editors of the collected volume, Harnessing Innovative Technology in Higher Education.
The award was presented at the American Education Research Association Division I meeting on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 in San Diego. Kathleen King was there to accept the award.
The book is a collection of analyses of a number of the FIPSE projects, each of which was designed to create and implement creative new programs to further the possibilities of technology in higher education.
Click here to learn more about the book.
Susan Petrilli, author of
Approaches to Communication, has been
named the 2008 recipient of the Sebeok Fellow Award presented by the
Semiotics Society of America. The award is given in honor of Thomas A.