AAPT Physical Science Resources
The Physical Science Resource Center of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).
Association for Biological Laboratory Education (ABLE)
ABLE was founded to promote information exchange among university and college educators actively concerned with teaching biology in a laboratory setting, improving the undergraduate biology laboratory experience by promoting the development and dissemination of interesting, innovative and reliable laboratory exercises. Each workshop/conference brings together a group of selected presenters with about 140 participants from university and college biology departments throughout Canada and the U.S.
International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE)
IAMSE had its beginning years ago as part of the Association of American Medical Schools (AAMC) annual meeting. Its goal is to advance medical education through faculty development and to ensure that the teaching and learning of medicine continues to be firmly grounded in science.
This free-access site houses hundreds of interactive online simulations that demonstrate key physics principles. Created by the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Department of Physics Education, it features colorful, student-oriented experiments on over 100 different topics including Conservation of Energy, Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Sounds and Waves, Microwaves, Thermodynamics, Electricity, Magnets, Circuits, Light, Radiation, Quantum Phenomena, Torque, and Physical Chemistry.
Physport: Supporting Physics Education
PhysPort supports physics faculty in implementing research-based teaching practices in their classrooms, by providing expert recommendations about teaching methods, assessment, and results from physics education research (PER). this site provides teaching guides, assessment guides, and expert recommendations.
Resources in Engineering and Science Education
Richard Felder is the Hoechst Celanese Professor of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University. Dr. Felder's papers and workshops focus primarily on active and cooperative learning and other instructional methods designed to reach a variety of learning styles.
Teaching Philosophy 101
This site, developed at by philosophy professor John Immerwahr at Villanova University, focuses on designing introductory philosophy courses, although the materials and strategies it provides are useful across many disciplines. Its organization follows the typical thinking process involved in preparing to teach a course, beginning with the obstacles and challenges, then the planning and design, then the composition of the syllabus, and onto the lectures and discussions, the assigning readings and the tests and written assignments. The website materials are brief and succinct but include references to in-depth resources.
Faculty Focus Blog
Through its free e-newsletter and dedicated website, Faculty Focus publishes articles on effective teaching strategies for the college classroom — face-to-face, online, blended, or flipped. It’s also home to The Teaching Professor Blog, written by Maryellen Weimer, PhD
How People Learn (PDF)
From National Academics Press: "First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning." Available online: https://www.nap.edu/catalog/9853/how-people-learn-brain-mind-experience-and-school-expanded-edition
MERLOT, the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching, is a vast, open resource for faculty and students in higher education. It contains an ever-growing database of online learning materials, peer reviews of materials and assignments in just about every academic and professional field of study.
Almost 1,000 of MIT's courses are accessible here at no charge, including all course materials used.
TEACHING IN HIGHER ED PODCAST : Faculty Development for Professors
This is the space where we explore the art and science of being more effective at facilitating learning. We also share ways to increase our personal productivity, so we can have more peace in our lives and be even more present for our students.
Teaching Learning Technology Group (TiLT)
Showcases an assortment of technological applications to enhance student learning and development.
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