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  • 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 ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-11-05)
    In Spring 2013, the Core Curriculum, office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies and the School of Sciences and Engineering joined forces to offer a new course targeting a series of questions that have continually eluded ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-10-04)
    Throughout this semester there have been two exchanges in New Chalk Talk, a CLT workshop and a CLT Forum all of which addressed the important issue of reading among our students at AUC. Colleagues have expressed a variety ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-10-04)
    CLT has provided the space (in Newsletters, Workshops and Fora) for the debate over student reading to continue since Maha Bali initiated it. It is a debate that I feel passionately about and for this reason I ask for your ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-10-07)
    When I started this long overdue newsletter the first week of September, I wrote: “I would like to welcome you all to this new academic year and hope that you will have a very productive one in the midst of all the changes ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-20)
    For two days in November, the American University in Cairo hosted an international symposium on Communicating across the Curriculum, which allowed faculty from over 7universities in17 countries to share their experiences ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-12-05)
    A week ago Thursday, I participated in an open forum for AUC faculty where Dr Duane Gruen (Director, Center for Learning and Teaching Excellence and Prof. of English, Arizona State University) and Dr Christine Hult (Associate ...