In the "Innovative Teaching at UK" video series, instructors from the University of Kentucky are interviewed about their instructional practices and how they implement that practice in their classrooms.
Here's what some of your colleagues are doing:
- Small Groups to Promote Student Learning
Kim Woodrum, a faculty member in the Chemistry Department, discusses how she uses small groups throughout the semester in her large enrollment class. These small groups help her manage student learning and foster student engagement in the course.
- Development of a Learner-Centered Instructional Philosophy
Kim Woodrum, a faculty member in the Chemistry Department, discusses why and how she developed a learner-centered instructional philosophy. She has found that students prefer this type of instruction and learn better when asked to demonstrate their understanding of the content while in class.
- Instructional Technology to Assist with Student Learning
Kim Woodrum, a faculty member in the Chemistry Department, discusses the different instructional technology tools she uses in her class to foster student learning. She discusses her use of PowerPoint, Blackboard, TurningPoint (audience response system), digital pad and creating podcasts of her lectures using Camtasia.
- Handling "Hiccups" in the Classroom
Kim Woodrum, a faculty member in the Chemistry Department, shares her experiences when things do not work well in the classroom. She provides her perspective on dealing with problems in the classroom either with the technology or the presentation.