New year, new tools

(From the Learning Tech Blog)

With many courses being taught online, it’s safe to say that this semester will present unique challenges for faculty, staff, and students alike. That’s why we’ve spent the summer strengthening and expanding the digital part of our Academical Village to accommodate more features and potential applications than ever before.

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UPDATE: UVA Learning Tech Website Now Live

Learning Tech is officially live. This site is your connection to learning technologies available across UVA that support your teaching and students’ learning. Whether your classroom is on Grounds, online, or a combination of the two, the resources presented here offer opportunities to enhance, refine, or even reimagine your courses.

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COMING SOON! UVA to Launch Learning Technology Hub

UVA is launching a new website dedicated to showcasing learning technologies that support your teaching and students’ learning. Learning Tech connects pedagogy with technology, presenting a dynamic catalog of available tools with a special focus on their potential value for teaching and learning.

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Welcome to UVA, New Faculty!

We know that you’re likely both excited and anxious about what the next few weeks and months have in store for you. When it comes to teaching, the CTE has a rich array of programs, events, resources, and consultation services to help you design effective and engaging learning environments, overcome challenges and discover opportunities, and connect with other passionate educators. Learn more about our resources that will help you prepare to teach this fall, regardless of instructional modality.

Engineering’s Ann Reimers Receives Best Paper Award for SoTL Research

She received the Best Paper Award from the American Society for Engineering Education’s (ASEE) Mechanics Division. Her paper, titled, “Modification of a Physics Rotational Kinematics Concept Inventory for use with Engineering Dynamics Students,” was the result of research she conducted as a participant in our Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Scholars program.

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Black Lives Matter

The Center for Teaching Excellence faculty and staff mourn the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and too many others, and support the protests against police brutality and racism that have occurred in Charlottesville and nationwide. 

Ending a Stressful Spring Semester with a Thank You Note

The CTE collected hundreds of thank you notes through our newly launched Thank-a-Prof/TA initiative. The CTE invited students to submit messages to their professors and teaching assistants following the spring semester.

CTE Online Support

While our upcoming events and programs may look different, we are committed to providing you with the same thoughtful, engaging, supportive, and research-based experiences you’ve come to expect from the CTE. The rich array of options we have imagined are meant to be helpful regardless of the decision about the fall semester, and flexible in terms of the timing and time commitment.

Students Don't Need You to be a Perfect Teacher Right Now. They Need You to be Human

Five years from now if my college students take nothing from this school year than the knowledge of how to care and be cared for in a time of national trauma, then I will consider my teaching to have been a success. The same could be said for all of us.

Teaching Continuity

Information on the CTE support services related to the University's transition of courses to virtual environments during the spring 2020 semester.


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