Great Books on Teaching & Interesting Web Links and Video - To be updated soon!
How Learning Works, by Ambrose et al.
Distilling the research literature and translating the scientific approach into language relevant to a college or university teacher, this book introduces seven general principles of how students learn. The authors have drawn on research from a breadth of perspectives (cognitive, developmental, and social psychology; educational research; anthropology; demographics; organizational behavior) to identify a set of key principles underlying learning, from how effective organization enhances retrieval and use of information to what impacts motivation. Integrating theory with real-classroom examples in practice, this book helps faculty to apply cognitive science advances to improve their own teaching.
The IDEA Center is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to serve colleges and universities committed to improving learning, teaching, and leadership and performance.
Assessment, Teaching and Learning Conference (ATL)
Hosted by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, this annual conference showcases effective methods, practices, and strategies.