CITL Faculty Book Club
One book, eight friends, and infinite possibilities! The next chapter of the CITL Faculty Book Club will meet online. It’s a great way to connect with colleagues from different disciplines who are curious about the same topics that interest you. Our selected book will be…
Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes (Darby & Lang, 2019)
The concept of small teaching is simple: small and strategic changes have enormous power to improve student learning. Instructors face unique and specific challenges when teaching an online course. This book offers small teaching strategies that will positively impact the online classroom.
This book outlines practical and feasible applications of theoretical principles to help your online students learn. It includes current best practices around educational technologies, strategies to build community and collaboration, and minor changes you can make in your online teaching practice, small but impactful adjustments that result in significant learning gains.
Topics presented in this book address all major components of UIUC’s definition and assessment of teaching excellence and are essential for instructors who will teach online.
Joining our book club has many benefits:
- Creating new collegial friendships
- Learning from each other’s experiences and points of view
- Using a free version of the book from our UIUC Library
- Earning an Accredible badge that can be displayed on LinkedIn
- Suggesting ideas for our next book
If you are a faculty member at UIUC or a post-doc with teaching responsibilities, please consider joining!
Please check you calendar to determine if you can commit to attending all of our meetings on the following Thursdays 11:30-1:00: Sep 14 & 28, and Oct 12 & 26 (2023)