Helpful Handouts and TEP web pages
- Useful WWW Phrases
An explanation of common terms used on the Internet.
- Basic HTML
Descriptions of basic HTML tags and how to use them. They can be useful to get you started in marking up a page to provide emphasis and style to otherwise plain text.
- Computer Support Referral List
Many of the technology support units across campus offer assistance through a variety of offerings. Check out their websites for the latest schedules and options.
- All About Blackboard
The Blackboard Learning System provides a teaching and learning environment that allows for content management and sharing, online assessments, student tracking, assignment management, and virtual collaboration all without knowing any HTML code. All UO courses that use Blackboard have a similar look and feel, the intention of which is to diminish the learning curve for students using these coursesites.
- Using Clickers (Personal Response Systems) to Facilitate Active Learning in the Classroom
Clickers allow instructors to assess students’ understanding of the subject matter, receive immediate feedback and reinforcement for what is being learned, get shy and under-prepared students to participate, poll students’ opinions and preferences instantly, observe student misconceptions, and encourage peer instruction.
- MS Word Features for More Effective Feedback on Student Writing (PDF
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- And Action! Promote Problem-Solving with Quandary Web-based Action Mazes
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Quandry is an application for creating Web-based Action Mazes. An Action Maze is a kind of interactive case-study; the user is presented with a situation, and a number of choices as to a course of action to deal with it. On choosing one of the options, the resulting situation is then presented, again with a set of options. Working through this branching tree is like negotiating a maze, hence the name "Action Maze".
- Teaching with Multimedia
One of the most important uses of technology is that it makes it easy for instructors to incorporate multimedia into their teaching. While we use all of our senses to take in information, we each seem to have preferences in how we learn best. In order to help all students learn, we need to teach to as many of these preferences as possible.
- Unleashing the Power of PowerPoint
PowerPoint as a tool will not, in and of itself, improve student learning. It’s the way that instructors use PowerPoint that can encourage student learning by strategically employing it to engage students in the learning process, incorporating classroom assessment techniques and using methods geared toward reaching multiple learning styles.