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  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-30)
    The perennial problem of the relationship between teaching and research has persisted in academia for generations, but with some new twists during the last two decades. Traditionally young faculty were mentored in such a ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-30)
    The previous Newsletter concluded that for research to be seen to contribute to higher quality teaching faculty should provide students with a research-active syllabus where they are expected to engage with the very process ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-11-05)
    What are your views on the topic of open access publishing? Are you for it, against it, suspicious of it, ambivalent? We're hoping that whatever your views, you'll be interested in some of the events in store in the upcoming ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-10-01)
    I often hear faculty members complaining that students don’t ―do‖ the assigned readings and students complaining of the length, quantity and difficulty of readings assigned to them. Even more often, I hear people talking ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-19)
    Recognizing the success of recent pedagogical innovations, and in keeping with our mission to support and promote excellence in teaching, the Center for Learning and Teaching has launched a new “Classroom Action Research” ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-20)
    Assessment may mean different things to different people, but in the context of higher education the common denominator in all definitions is the purpose to which it is aimed at:improving student learning. For our present ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-21)
    Following up on our original emphasis on assessment as an integral part of teaching, his issue (the last of this series) will be devoted to classroom assessment aimed at enhancing the learning and teaching experience through ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-11-05)
    By now everyone should be familiar with Twitter – mostly for its role in the 2011 uprising in Egypt. The microblogging platform began in 2006 and proved to be an easy way to communicate with like-minded people. Twitter is ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-17)
    Back in the day, copyright was an issue that turned on the presence of the © of the material proposed for usage, the numbers of pages one could copy from a book or a journal, and the permissions needed to reproduce visual ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-24)
    What uses of technologies help you to learn in your classes at AUC? What uses of technology hinder you or dampen your motivation to learn? When I asked these questions of two AUC students, Basma Rady and Nourhan Hassan, ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-25)
    One of the most pressing issues in higher education is that of student learning – how to improve, measure, and ensure it. Parents, government officials, and business leaders are demanding that colleges and universities ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-17)
    As a Reference/Instruction Librarian for the Main Library of The American University in Cairo (AUC) it is part of my professional duties to not only stay abreast of the latest developments in reference service delivery, ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-21)
    In two recent issues of New Chalk Talk (Vol.6, Issue 2 & 6) I suggested that "learning objects” enhance active learning and that “visual learning objects”, in particular, contribute significantly to the learning relationship. ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-10-04)
    I have just returned from the 2011 annual meeting of the Professional Organizational and Development Network (POD) in Atlanta, where in addition to giving a presentation, I had the privilege of attending several faculty ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-10-04)
    Recent research shows that visual arguments understood in less than thirty seconds persuade more effectively than lengthy reports detailing evidence that refutes commonly accepted claims. What does this mean? We need to ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-10-04)
    Timelines havel ong been used to convey chronological information visually, but their potential as teaching tools has expanded with the advent of digital timeline tools. Not only do these tools allow for larger, more ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-10-04)
    NOTE: In this newsletter and the one that follows, we will be sharing our experience with Digital Narratives as a way to engage students with the process of science. However these projects are multi-disciplinary by nature ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-10-07)
    This newsletter is a follow-up on our last one where we described our experience with digital narratives within the context of a freshman course. We were, and continue to be, agreeably surprised by the quality of the ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-11-05)
    Two popular targets on the list of Things These Students Can’t Do are creative thinking (coming up with innovative ideas) and critical thinking (making judgments or choices and backing them up with evidence and logic). ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-12-05)
    If you have attended the successful WebCT day organized by Academic Computing Services (ACS) three weeks ago, you would have heard at least two faculty members mention that their students �technophobic�. A survey, conducted ...