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  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-10-07)
    Since their emergence in the mid-nineties, blogs have spread exponentially as a tool for individual and professional micropublishing. Their adoption within education has been much slower. However, there are many who advocate ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-19)
    In the previous issue of the newsletter, I presented a model for computer supported learning in undergraduate education that is based on a philosophy that the learning process is more effective when class discussions are ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-08-19)
    The previous two issues of the newsletter presented a model for computer supported learning in which the course website plays a key role in guiding the learning process inside and outside the classroom. Key items of the ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-11-05)
    Student-centered teaching and learning has gained tremendous popularity among faculty and students during the last two decades and many courses seek innovative ways in which students can enhance their own learning experience ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-19)
    Blackboard. Lecture Capture. ScribeNotes. Turnitin.com. Wikis. Blogs. Videoblogging. Podcasts. Google Apps.(e.g. Google Talk; Google Docs; Google Reader). Ning. E-Portfolios. Horizon Wimba. Skype. Slide Share. YouTube. ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-10-04)
    A new academic year can present opportunities for faculty to investigate and implement electronic teaching and learning resources that may assist with one of the most time consuming aspects of instruction – assessment of ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-12-05)
    Although research has shown that student-centered environments foster learning, those of us who teach know that creating such an environment has many obstacles. Here at AUC, the challenge is multiplied as our students have ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2011-12-05)
    One example of an assignment that worked was having students read a particular article and then post two questions that they had regarding the article. The process went like this. The first student to post simply put up ...
  • 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, 2014-08-19)
    The preceding newsletter suggested that electronic portfolios constitute a key element in modern liberal education since they enable us to move beyond the“sanctity of the content”in favor of a more learner-centric approach. ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Learning and Teaching (American University in Cairo, 2014-09-30)
    Several previous CLT Newsletters and workshops have advocated active learning strategies in the classroom as a way of enhancing “student-centered learning” and thus transforming students from being passive listeners into ...
  • 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, 2014-08-21)
    Also known as personal response systems (PRS), clickers look like small “remote controls” which each student uses to key in their answers to a multiple choice question initiated by the instructor and projected on a screen. ...
  • 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, 2011-12-05)
    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, 2014-08-19)
    In a recent issue of Liberal Education, Rick Vaz places information technology at the core of modern liberal education when he argues that “computer literacy is an empowering and liberating skill for undergraduates, useful ...
  • 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 ...