Six Strategies for More Active Lectures

October 1, 2018

By Frances Kalu, Teaching and Learning Specialist, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning “We might be too busy trying to cover content with our students that we miss the chance to uncover content with them.” […]

Simple principles to follow for effective lectures

August 27, 2018

By Natasha Kenny, Director of the Educational Development Unit,  Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning The prevalence of lectures within the academic community has changed little since the inception of the university. Despite their bad reputation, […]

Student engagement in the classroom

March 22, 2018

By Frances Kalu, Teaching and Learning Specialist, University of Calgary in Qatar and Patrick Kelly, Manager of Learning & Instructional Design The term student engagement describes participation in activities that lead to high-quality learning (Weimer, […]

Using three key areas to connect NSSE and course design

January 5, 2018

By Patrick Kelly, Manager of Learning & Instructional Design, Educational Development Unit, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) survey covers a wide range of student engagement indicators, and […]

TI Top Ten Resources on Student Engagement

November 14, 2016

The TI team pooled a list of our go-to resources on student engagement in the classroom. For a quick read, check out short blogs and articles by Maryellen Weimer and Hillary Kaplowitz. For a more comprehensive handbook, […]