Best Teaching Practices

Best Practices

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“Best practices” connect relevant educational research to in-course application to help instructors do the following:

  • Inject rigour into the curriculum and its presentation
  • Develop students’ thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Motivate, engage, and prompt students to learn

While the entire “Resources” section of the site addresses “best practices” for university-level teaching, this section covers other important but more “miscellaneous” issues not found under the specific topics listed in the left column.

3 Purpose-Focused Alternatives to PPT

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"Here Are 3 Smarter Alternatives [to PPT]" (post) suggests that "PowerPoint -- when used as designed -- reduces attention, understanding, and ... retention" and, instead, offers "different [and workable] meeting tools built around" specific purposes: decision/discussions (briefing document), training sessions (interactive experiences), and public addresses (speech).

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