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Thursday, July 12th, 2012


Instructional Development Program Showcase Successful!

To see what you missed, contact Karen Diaz (diaz.28@osu.edu)

Net.TUTOR is Still Going Through a Facelift

Look for forthcoming news and changes for fall. Contact Danny Dotson (dotson.77@osu.edu) if you have questions.

Still Seeking Online Course Activity Testers

Contact Brian Leaf (leaf.7@osu.edu) for more information.

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Xtranormal, Me and the IDP

Deidra Herring

"The Instructor Development Program (IDP) has been an interesting, but challenging journey for me to create content that I could actually develop in a short period of time. "So You Think an English Professor's Life is a Cartoon," in The Chronicle of Higher Education (Marc Parry, 2011) got my attention and convinced me that I should give the Xtranormal Storytelling platform a try. I found it to be a useful and fun tool to promote tutorials like net.TUTOR that tend to be buried in our web pages. To have an Institutional Repository, like the Knowledge Bank, can also be a gem to refer unaffiliated users to for additional sources." Continue Reading

Educational News

Casting Out Nines: The trouble with Khan Academy

"That particular day, Dave mentioned this idea about projecting a Khan Academy video onto the screen in a classroom and having three of us sit in front of it, offering snarky critiques - but with a serious mathematical and pedagogical focus - in the style of Mystery Science Theater 3000. I told him to sign me up to help, but I got too busy to stay in the loop with it."

"It turns out I missed my chance at viral internet stardom...." The Chronicle

Researchers of Tomorrow: The research behaviour of Generation Y doctoral students

In the last issue of IDEATION, we featured a webinar reporting on the research behaviour of doctoral students. This is the link to the actual report.

Have an idea, article, event, or announcement you want included in the next issue? Send it to: leaf.7@osu.edu

Teaching Tip #3

Three Ways to Ask Better Questions in the Classroom

From Faculty Focus on June 27, 2012.

1. Prepare Questions - Make sure your questions are clear and stimulating.
2. Play with Questions - Give students time with a question (e.g. present it as a slide and solicit questions later).
3. Preserve Good Questions - Take note of good questions that are asked by students.

Find out more about these questions!

See all tips here!

Upcoming Events

TEACH Database

July 12 (TODAY), 3-4pm
Thompson 150A
Contact: gibson.721@osu.edu