Teaching and Learning

Instructional Development offers a variety of opportunities for faculty to explore current trends in face-to-face, blended, and online teaching and learning. We welcome questions regarding course design, instructional technologies, calculating grades in myCourses, and student multimedia assignments.

Explore some of the teaching and learning strategies that are currently in use at UMass Dartmouth.

Teaching Online

In an online course all instruction, materials, activities, and assessments are conducted in the online environment. Instructional technologies are integrated purposefully to achieve student learning outcomes, ensure communication, and interactivity.

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Teaching Blended

In a Blended or hybrid course, face-to-face class time and online instruction are combined strategically to achieve student learning outcomes.

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Flipped Learning

The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. Short video lectures are viewed by students at home before the class session, while in-class time is devoted to exercises, projects, or discussions.

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Open Education

Open Educational Resources are learning objects, textbooks, and multimedia resources that are offered freely and openly for anyone to use under various licenses to re-mix, improve, and redistribute as instructional materials.

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Team-Based Learning (TBL)

Team-Based Learning is not just group-work. TBL incorporates the strategic organization of teams, individual accountability activities, overall assignment design, and several feedback options to accomplish a positive impact on student learning.

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Universal Design (UDL)

Universal Design for Learning is a framework that provides educators with a structure to develop their instruction to meet the wide range of diversity among all learners. UDL is a research-based framework that suggests that a one-size-fits-all approach to curricula is not effective.

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By creating accessible text, images, and multimedia content, you can help make the learning experience of all our students more inclusive.

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