Instructors from across Northwestern descended upon the Norris University Center May 16th to present and discuss the results of teaching and learning experiments conducted throughout the 2015-2016 school year at the first annual TEACHx event. Faculty and staff representing 8 of the 12 Northwestern schools delivered 20 presentations which included a wealth of knowledge on incorporating new technologies into pedagogy and thought-provoking takeaways from the analysis of student engagement data available through Canvas.
The presenters are members of Northwestern learning communities that were constituted last fall at the conclusion of the University’s migration to Canvas designed to provide guidance for faculty using technology to enhance their teaching. Two of these communities -- the Educational Technology Teaching Fellows and the Experimental Teaching and Learning Analytics Workgroup -- are now taking applications for the 2016-2017 school year. Instructors also come from the Provost’s Digital Learning Fellowships and the Alumnae Curriculum Award.
Professor of Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences Bill White used his time to show that representing student discussion board interaction in a graphical format influenced student behavior in his course. French and Italian professors Patricia Scarampi, Aude Raymond, and Christiane Rey talked about their use of a new Canvas tool, Zaption, to deepen the learning experience of their flipped classrooms. These presentations and more can be viewed below.
Watch a TEACHx presentation:
Jacqueline Ng and Bill White, Graphical Visualization of Online Discussion Boards and Their Positive Impact on Student Interactivity
Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Alyson Carrel, Wearable Cameras for Better Self-Reflection
Legal Clinic, Pritzker School of Law
Chyi Chung, Flipped Classroom Learning and Teaching – Check!
Spanish and Portuguese, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
David Halsted, Data Analysis for Distance Learning Courses
School of Professional Studies
Patricia Scarampi, Aude Raymond, and Christiane Rey, Create Fun Interactive Videos for Language Learning with Zaption
French and Italian, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences