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Teaching Beyond the Podium Podcast Series

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Get inspired by members of the University of Florida community as they discuss tips and strategies for creating a quality learning experience.
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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

2020-11-3021:02

 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

2020-03-1816:32

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
Make your course more engaging with role-play! Kevin MacPherson, Clinical Lecturer and Assistant Director of Clinical Education in the Department of Physical Therapy, teaches a course where Physical Therapy students practice diagnosis and prescription skills by using disease illness scripts. Students apply concepts learned during lecture to prescribe treatment based upon observing other students playing the role of an illness sufferer.View the transcript.Music: Motivational by Scott Holmes
Have you ever wanted to engage your students in long-term group projects but feared resistance and lack of engagement? Sean Niemi, Lecturer in the department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, has developed a semester-long, project-based course that inspires students to develop projects that work— even if that means happily staying up all night!View the transcript.Music: Motivational by Scott Holmes
Virtual Exchange

Virtual Exchange

2019-10-1128:51

Incorporating global perspectives into your courses is important but often times can be challenging to organize. Ginny Greenway, Ph.D. in The Miller Lab at UF, shares her strategies for helping her undergraduate students to communicate and collaborate effectively with scientists all over the world through Virtual Exchange.View the transcript.Music: Motivational by Scott Holmes
Active Game Learning

Active Game Learning

2019-08-1922:05

Have you ever wondered how to make your course more fun?Dr. Stacey Curtis, Clinical Assistant Professor and 2018-19 teacher of the year, shares how she incorporates meaningful games and activities into her course to promote student engagement and life-long learning. View the transcript.Music: Motivational by Scott Holmes
 Wondering how to teach a great online graduate level course? Dr. Swapna Kumar shares how online mentoring can contribute to student success. View the transcript.Music: Motivational by Scott Holmes
Get your students out of their seats and into the streets! Kevin Baron shares his successful community-based projects that give students the chance to participate in meaningful work outside the classroom. View the transcript.Music: Motivational by Scott Holmes
Team-Based Learning

Team-Based Learning

2019-04-1127:37

Use team-based learning to keep students engaged and motivated in your course!Michelle Farland, Clinical Associate Professor and president-elect of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative, discusses her experiences with team-based learning, the challenges, successes, and best practices for any instructor looking to get started. View the transcript.Music: Motivational by Scott Holmes
Looking for an alternative to high stakes testing? Dr. Kevin Knudson shares how he discovered standards based grading and how it transformed the student experience of his typically dreaded calculus class. View the transcript.Music: Motivational by Scott Holmes
Connect with students! Whether it's giving a lecture or speaking one on one with students, verbal communication plays a vital role in the classroom. Jennifer K. Smith shares a wealth of strategies on communication and lecturing that she's learned from teaching and working with other faculty at the University of Florida. View the transcript.Music: Motivational by Scott Holmes
Create an exam students look forward to! Dr. David Julian explains how two-stage testing has made his students excited about assessments. He provides a brief overview of two-stage exams, examples of how he uses it in his classroom, and most importantly how this strategy has impacted his students. View the transcript. Music: Motivational by Scott Holmes
International Students

International Students

2018-08-1317:13

How can we help international students better navigate their college experience in the United States? Melina Jimenez, English Language Institute instructor, talks about some of the common barriers international students face while studying at the University of Florida. She also gives us some easy course design strategies that benefit all students. View the transcript. Music: Motivational by Scott Holmes 
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