Ponticuli – Episode 15 – Writing and Teaching with James M. Lang

Last week, we held the College of Charleston’s TLTCon. It was our first ever virtual conference because we didn’t have choice—thank you, COVID-19—but it...

Ponticuli – Episode 14 – Dr. Morgan Koerner and Virtual Metatheater

    I can imagine a day when the College of Charleston community comes together for its own version of CoronaFest to swap stories...

When Building an Online Course (May the Fourth be with you)

About a month ago, I blogged about the unique opportunity the virtual learning environment offers. Given the response, I have felt the need to...

Making Space for Connections

In The Prophet, Khalil Gibran describes the wise teacher as one who “does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather...

Thinking Outside the Assessment Box

Our kids love a show called Wild Kratts in which two brothers Chris and Martin Kratt take kids on all kinds of animal adventures....

Ponticuli – Episode 13 – Librarians Assemble: Our Superhero Collaborators

I had the privilege of speaking with three instructional librarians during this campus closure: Elena Rodriguez, Amanda Kraft, and Gretchen Scronce. They shared some...

Virtual Teaching’s Unique Opportunity

The move to online teaching stemming from COVID-19 campus closures has been jarring to speak mildly. The unforeseen steps that we take for granted...

Changing Student Attitudes Toward Learning

We have to develop a learning ethic of sweat value. Several years ago, Kornell of Williams College and Bjork of UCLA published a study...

Small Teaching Tip[1] – Every Exam Must Be Cumulative

. . . if you want students to retain content or skills beyond course end, insists Jim Lang. The tactic is called “interleaving,” which...

Testing to Measure vs. Testing to Learn

There are essentially two types of testing talked about these days: testing to measure and testing to learn. It’s probably a false dichotomy, but...