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  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-11-29)
    Welcome back to all and I hope you�ve had a great summer. As we start this new academic year, many of you are finding out that AUC has established a new Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT), and that I have the honor of ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-11-29)
    During this year�s Newcomer�s Orientation, the session on �Teaching at AUC� was dominated by four topics: assessment, critical thinking, plagiarism/cheating and teaching with technology. These are indeed important issues ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-11-29)
    If there is one feature that distinguishes an AUC education from that of all other institutions in the region, it is that ours is a Liberal Arts education. As faculty, we recognize that critical thinking figures prominently ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-11-29)
    Critical thinking theory has its roots in the works of Benjamin Bloom, a psychologist at the University of Chicago. Bloom (1956) categorized thinking into six processes. Bloom�s Taxonomy, as it is called, is one of the ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-11-29)
    Faculty at AUC are facing questions that many educators in the US and around the world are facing: What guidelines are there for the production of multimedia materials? Under what conditions can we introduce video and audio ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-11-29)
    The Seven Principles, as they are called, were first published in 1987, by Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson, in a study supported by the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE), the Association of American ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-11-29)
    The Center for Learning and Teaching at AUC has just launched a pilot program (Student Technology Assistants Program) aimed at helping faculty with matters of instructional technology. If you are new to teaching with ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-11-29)
    As a �newcomer� to AUC, I attended this year�s Newcomer�s Orientation program, where plagiarism and cheating were discussed at length in one of the sessions. Although plagiarism is not new, it is apparently on the rise, ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-11-29)
    The subject matter of our last issue, �The New Plagiarism�, generated a lot of feedback from faculty, and is obviously a high priority on many of our colleagues� minds. Following are excerpts from a memo circulated by Ms. ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-11-29)
    A progress report in a study conducted last year entitled �Computer use by Faculty and Students at the American University in Cairo: An ethnographic approach� (Sept. 2002), the authors, Dr M. Peterson (Anthropology) and ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-12-05)
    No one would argue that in-class discussions improve when students read and think about their texts before class. But one of the most common questions that I have been asked by several faculty members is: �How do you get ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-12-05)
    I don�t think my experience is too unusual in that I started to teach at the tertiary level while in the midst of finishing my thesis and completing the Ph.D. I had never had a course in education or psychology, and was ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-12-05)
    Seymour Papert (Papert 1993; 1996) believed that computers are partners in thinking and can be used to create user �micro-worlds�, where inquisitive students learn through a process of exploration and discovery. Computers ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-12-05)
    I remind you of my main premise - that there may be as many different learning styles in a classroom as there are people, which should directly impact on the way I organise my teaching. I now share with you a little exercise ...
  • 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, 2011-12-05)
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-12-05)
    We aren't entertainers and shouldn't be expected to use laser light shows to maintain the interest of our students. However, research shows that students consistently report that a data display is able to maintain their ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-12-05)
    In a truly "smart" classroom, the instructor has a data display and every student has a computer with Internet access. The computer and Internet have become as essential to learning as the pen, paper, and textbook were in ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-12-05)
    One of the mandates of the Center for Learning and Teaching at AUC is to encourage an ongoing discussion about teaching and learning on campus. As a first step, we began publishing this Newsletter as a means of promoting ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-12-05)
    An accepted wisdom in higher education is that students� learning depends mostly on what they do in and out of class and not on what the instructor does, i.e. they learn best when they are involved in their own learning. ...