Active Learning

Bell and Kahrhoof. 2006. Active Learning Handbook. Webster University:
Edelsen and Joseph. 2001. Motivating Active Learning: A Design Framework for Interest-Driven Learning
Felder and Brent. 2009. Active Learning: An Introduction. ASQ Higher Education Brief, 2(4): Good tips on how to incorporate active learning in a discipline that still requires lecturing.
Prince. 2004. Does Active Learning Work? A review of the research: A summary of research evidence for the effectiveness of active learning.
Tutorial on Active Learning from Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Minnosota: This tutorial describes what active learning is and how to integrate active learning into the classroom.

Anatomy Education Resources

Dream Anatomy. 2002. An exhibit from the US National Library of Medicine exploring historical anatomical drawings.

Blog Tips

Public Domain Music: When you need to jazz up that instructional video.
Tiny URLs: When you have to link to a page with a crazy long URL, this service makes the URL tiny.
Weblog Usability: The Top Ten Design Mistakes: Great link of what you should do and not do with your blog.
Wikipedia: Public Domain Image Resources: What is a blog post without a good picture to go with it? This site gives a list of places to find images that can be used on a blog without violating copyright.

Classroom Management

Parkes and Harris. 2002. The Purposes of a Syllabus

Instructional Strategies

EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology: This site has numerous resources for learning about teaching that I’m just beginning to explore.

Eutopia strives to provide evidence-based strategies for the K-12 students, but can provide inspiration to college instructors too.

Institute for Meaning-Centered Education is an international think-tank of scholars and educators whose vision is to advance the scholarship and practice of meaning-centered education (MCE) and meaning-centered learning (MCL).


Learning Skills

Motivational Strategies


Amin & Eng. 2003. “Questions and Questioning Technique”:
Questioning. Index page of many different types of questioning and how each type is used.

Positive-Learning Learning Environments

Povlacs. 1987. “101 Things You Can Do The First Three Weeks of Class”

Microbiology Education Resources

CDC Public Health Image Library: Access to several images in the public domain.
Connexions: a place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc. Anyone may view or contribute.
Shetty, Tang, and Andrews. 2009. “Infectious Disease: Pathogenesis, Prevention and Case Studies”: Online Textbook.
The Cell: An Image Library: a freely accessible, easy-to-search, public repository of reviewed and annotated images, videos, and animations of cells from a variety of organisms, showcasing cell architecture, intracellular functionalities, and both normal and abnormal processes. The purpose of this database is to advance research, education, and training, with the ultimate goal of improving human health.

Thinking Skills (Creative, Critical and Metacognition)

Changing Minds: Explores the power of persuasion.
Livingston. (1997)  “Metacognition: An Overview” – A short article that explains what metacognition is and is not.
“Six Thinking Hats” – This site teaches how to use different types of thinking for more productive group meetings.
The Critical Thinker Academy – a tutorial website on the basis of critical thinking.
The Critical Thinking Community – an extensive resource for information on critical thinking from articles, books and online courses.
Critical Thinking Series – a series of 6 videos that highlight the basics of critical thinking by techNyouvids

Last Update: June, 2014


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