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Engaging in research and lab work is often the steppingstone that creates passionate lifelong learners and researchers. You can give your undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in scholarly conversations with international researchers on their most recent works! Listen as Dr. Diba Mani, Instructional Assistant Professor in the College of Health & Human Performance, shares how she developed a research-based virtual exchange experience that her students love. Music: Motivational by Scott Holmes
Culturally responsive teaching is a research-based approach to teaching that helps connect students' cultures, languages, and life experiences to the work they are doing in class. Dr. Travis Smith, Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Education, describes how to begin culturally responsive teaching with self-reflection about our teaching. Then, we can learn more about our students’ cultural identities to create a classroom environment where all students can thrive.Music: Motivational by Scott Holmes
Need a little help with course design? Add an instructional designer (ID) to your teaching toolbox! Laura Jervis and Allyson Haskell, Instructional Designers at UF’s Center for Instructional Technology and Training, share how they can assist you, and some quick tips for designing a successful course. Music: Motivational by Scott Holmes
Making connections between your research and teaching undergraduate courses is not always as easy as we would like. Fortunately, teaching and research do not have to be mutually exclusive! Dr. Anthony Auletta, lecturer in the Entomology and Nematology department at UF, has successfully merged his passions for teaching and research into a Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) that his students love! Listen as he shares ideas for starting a CURE in your courses. Music: Motivational by Scott Holmes
Although it is strongly associated with the sciences, students from any discipline can benefit from learning about artificial intelligence (AI). But how can instructors teach AI in a way that is accessible for all learners? Dr. Joel Davis, lecturer in Warrington College of Business, shares how he incorporates his industry experiences with AI into his courses to make AI meaningful for his students. Music: Motivational by Scott Holmes
Help your students navigate academic integrity in your online class! Dr. Oliver Grundmann, Clinical Professor in the College of Pharmacy describes how you can develop useful materials and creative scenarios that can guide your students to academic and professional success.Music: Motivational by Scott Holmes
Are you curious about how to create practical, engaging assignments that center learner needs? Dr. Matthew Traum, Instructional Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, shares how he involved his students in the creation of his class textbook, giving them a valuable experience they could take with them beyond UF.Music: Motivational by Scott Holmes
Whether through research, teaching, or creating student assignments, we work with copyrighted materials all the time. How can we be sure that we, and our students, are using copyrighted materials appropriately in our classrooms? Perry Collins, UF’s scholarly communications librarian breaks down copyright law and fair use, and provides useful questions to help you evaluate whether or not your teaching and learning materials meet the criteria for fair use. Music: Motivational by Scott Holmes
Learning about artificial intelligence isn't just for computer science majors! Dr. Jasmine McNealy, Associate Professor in the College of Journalism and Communications offers practical strategies and useful resources to help faculty learn about AI and apply it to their teaching, no matter the discipline.Music: Motivational by Scott Holmes
A great mentor has the ability to guide you along any path you take. For one faculty member at UF, several mentors helped her to discover her passions and achieve her goals. Jeremy A. Magruder Waisome, Instructional Assistant Professor in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, shares how she leveraged mentoring relationships to grow her love of engineering and become an advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. Music: Motivational by Scott Holmes
The path to building and teaching a great online course is simpler than you may think! Nikki Lyons from the UF Center for Teaching Excellence explains how the Pathways to Online Teaching Excellence process can help you create exceptional online learning experiences for your students. Online teaching excellence begins with essential design elements that keep the students' perspective as the focus while adding in the personal touches that bring your course to life. Music: Motivational by Scott Holmes
Having a global learning experience is not limited to students’ ability to travel. Today, technology and creative teaching offer opportunities to internationalize the curriculum for students in every classroom. Paloma Rodriguez, Director of the Office of Global Learning shares ideas on how you can globalize your course!Music: Motivational by Scott Holmes
Implementing active learning group work to your class may seem a little daunting, especially in the online environment. Students may also be apprehensive about group work in general. Harrison Hove, Lecturer in the College of Journalism and Communications, has discovered the secret sauce to creating diverse student teams that are unstoppable! Music: Motivational by Scott Holmes
Looking for a way that your students can engage with each other, the course content, and demonstrate their understanding that goes beyond paper writing or exams? Check out how Dr. Rick Kates uses infographics in his class to promote creativity and deepen students' understanding of the material. Music: Motivational by Scott Holmes
Timely Tips for Canvas

Timely Tips for Canvas


 Canvas boasts loads of tools that can save you time and help you create more engaging online courses. James Kocher, e-Learning Support manager, shares some of his top tips and strategies to help instructors of all skill-levels get the most out of teaching with Canvas. Music: Motivational by Scott Holmes
Have you ever wondered how to incorporate collaborative learning into your course? Raegan Burden, Lecturer of Cultural Engagement in the College of Journalism and Communications, describes how she transformed her course into a start up space where student groups become "ad agencies" and stick together for the semester to complete assignments and produce final projects that are ready for the press! Music: Motivational by Scott Holmes
Teaching in Alternative Spaces doesn’t always mean going outdoors. You can help your students explore the countries, cultures and peoples by connecting them with language coaches from all over the world! Discover teaching strategies and the technologies that support them from Dr. Crystal Marull, Lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese studies.Music: Motivational by Scott Holmes
Looking to create interesting graphics for your course? Listen as Dr. Sujata Krishna, Lecturer in the Department of Physics, shares how she uses the free vector and raster graphics editor Inkscape to create course materials. Find out if Inkscape is the right tool for you!Inkcape TutorialsMusic: Motivational by Scott Holmes
Jigsaw Discussions

Jigsaw Discussions


Dr. Nick Keiser, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology, shares his strategy of using jigsaw discussions to get his undergraduate students immersed in current research.View the transcript.Music: Motivational by Scott Holmes
Dr. Sindia Rivera-Jiménez, Lecturer at the Department of Engineering Education and an affiliate faculty to the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, shares her strategies, struggles, and successes to create an inclusive classroom.View the TranscriptMusic: Motivational by Scott Holmes
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