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2021 Collegium on College Teaching Practices

August 18, 2021

UCO Liberal Arts Building, South Wing

"How to Create a New Normal Learning Environment"

The Annual Collegium on College Teaching Practice is the kick-off event for UCO's faculty enhancement activities for the new academic year. Here you will explore learning environments, expand your professional curiosity and enhance your contribution to student success through Transformative Learning. This year's theme is "How to Create a New Normal Learning Environment" and includes morning breakout sessions (see below) and an afternoon keynote address by Dr. Mays Imad,a neuroscientist and professor of pathophysiology and biomedical ethics at Pima Community College, entitled "Harnessing the Power of Metacognition to Improve Student Learning." Faculty may attend sessions in-person or vitually.

Online Discussion Boards that Students Don't Hate

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM–11:20 AM CDT
Session Description

I share a way of setting up online discussion boards that maximizes student engagement. The basic idea is to use multiple discussion thread topics that encourage different ways of approaching content in focused but open-ended ways (e.g. "Content relates to another class"; "Content relates to material outside of class"), and which can allow for creative contributions (e.g. memes or TikToks). 


Jerry Green, University of Central Oklahoma