Facilitating Student Learning

Description

Facilitating student learning encompasses all of the strategies instructors can use to support student learning in any delivery format, on-ground, hybrid, or online.

The links below are designed to help you with this facilitation. They are listed in order of increasing time commitment, from browsing our online resources to semester-long, for-credit courses.

If you don't find what you are looking for, there is a contact link later in the page. You are also welcome to contact one of our faculty developers to discuss your teaching ideas, concerns, or questions. We are happy to work with you via email, phone, or Skype, or meet with you in your office or at the OIA.


Image of booksOIA Mini-Primers

These are short, narrative introductions to a variety of teaching topics with links to web resources.

  • Active Learning Strategies
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Learning Sciences Strategies
  • Using Clickers for Learning

OIA Mini-Primers List


Image of a notebookOIA Tutorials

These are self-enrolled and self-paced online tutorials, designed for any UA instructor, and offered through D2L. A sample of the tutorials related to facilitating student learning are listed below. To access the full list of tutorials, click on the OIA Tutorial List below.

  • Active Student Learning
  • Teaching Diverse Students

OIA Tutorial List


Image of Online CourseOnline Mini-Courses

These are facilitated online courses, ranging from one to two weeks in duration, designed for any UA instructor, and offered through D2L. A sample of the mini-courses related to facilitating student learning are listed below. To access the full list of  mini-courses, click on the Online Mini-Course list below.

  • Introduction to Teaching Online
  • Effective Online Discussions

Online Mini-Course List


Image of August calendarJust-in-Time Workshops 

These are workshops offered each August during the two weeks before the start of the semester. A sample of workshops related to facilitating student learning are listed below. To access the full list of workshops, click on the Just-in-Time Workshop list below.

  • How Can I Manage Content to Help Students Stay Organized?
  • How Can I Use Clickers Effectively?

Just-in-Time Workshop List


Image of studentsCredit-Bearing Courses

These are semester-long courses in the OIA's Certificate in College Teaching Program; the courses, as well as the certificate program, are open to any UA instructor. The courses related to facilitating student learning are listed below. For more information about the courses, see the UA catalog.


IA 697a Learner Centered Teaching
IA697b Using Technology in Teaching
IA 697g Universal Design: Inclusive Learning Environments


Image of Feedback

Request a Classroom Observation/Online Course Review.
Request a Student Focus Group (OIA personnel will gather feedback from students regarding a course/course component(s), and send you a summary of the feedback.)


Image of a questionDon't see what you're looking for?

Ask a question, request a confidential individual consultation, or request a professional-development opportunity for your unit (workshop, brown-bag discussion, faculty learning community). 


 

 

Other UA Resources Related to Facilitating Learning