Questions tagged [teaching]

This tag is related to the role and duties of a teacher, an academic instructor, tutor or a teaching assistant.

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Can I aggregate and reformat publicly available data for teaching?

I work and teach in a field where public data is scarce (anatomical MRI processing). I planned to organize a few practical works for students this semester. I had a pretty hard time gathering publicly ...
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What can PhDs offer to high school teaching that Masters graduates can't?

I refer only to academic PhDs, not doctorates in education. Many swanky fee-paying schools in England and the US hire PhDs as teachers. So what qualities are likely unique to PhDs and may not be ...
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is it normal to work as an university professor in engineering but have no real professional experience (in the industry)?

I work as a university assistant professor, I teach engineering-related subjects. However, I have no real professional experience in engineering (in the industry), I've never worked as an engineer or ...
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What is known about the evaluation behavior of students?

Much information can be found about what influences student evaluations of teaching. The evaluation results of an instructor depend on gender, race, attractiveness, personality traits, bringing ...
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Evidence for/against practical exams and their “added stress”

Numerous science course labs (especially anatomy labs) incorporate "practical exams" into their lab assessment. These exams involve having students visit multiple stations containing various visual ...
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Teaching load and hired by the hour in the Swedish academic system

I've been offered a teaching position for the Spring semester at a Swedish University. The teaching load is 220 hours and they suggested that I should be hired by the hour. Does any of you know how ...
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Can there be context rich problems in Biology?

Context-rich problems are short realistic scenarios giving students a plausible motivation for solving the problem. As we search research literature, one can see lots of research in context rich ...
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Tablet/e-writer/pressure pad for writing with normal pen and paper, but electronic output

I would like to be able to create short 'video tutorials' or 'video lectures' where I draw on the screen and record my voice. I know that I can use OBS software to capture an application window and my ...
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Cheating tendencies for open- versus closed-book online exams

Like many faculty, I am forced to give online exams for the first time this semester. (See I need help adapting my academic workflow to the COVID-19/coronavirus crisis – where do I start? for ...
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How to Ask for a Shift in Graduate Assistantship from Research to Teaching?

I am a graduate student in NYC and would like to learn how to ask my advisor and my professor to shift from research assistantship to teaching? I have been working on a research project for one ...
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Attributing Teaching Material Under GPL

I teach a course where my teaching materials are a combination of 1: original material, 2: material from colleagues, and 3: material provided by the textbook. My colleagues have given me permission to ...
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Tools for planning learning as a time-dependent activity?

I'm looking into planning tools for labs and lessons. I'm wondering if there is an established tool, similar to a storyboard, that lets me plan from the perspective of skills the student will gain as ...
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Effective way to handle open-ended student feedback?

I regularly use a short start/stop/continue-survey on my students to be able to improve my teaching skills. I get a lot of informative data that helps me, but there's a lot of work involved in digging ...
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Examples for non-math department students to be used for Calculus course

This semester I am a teaching assistant for Calculus. There are many students from different departments like International Relations, Economics and more taking the course. The course is comprehensive....
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Touch screen for projecting results and mentoring PhD students: a good solution for a computer lab?

I just got an assistant professor position in the USA. I am negotiating the startup package. I am mainly doing computational staff (engineering deparment) therefore I am asking for computing nodes in ...
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What strategies are there for defining learner profiles for an online course aimed at international students?

I am interested in developing a set of postgraduate level courses that will be taught entirely online aimed at a primarily international (non-UK) audience. I am seeking strategies for defining a set ...
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Do computer science lab sections still have value for flipped courses?

Many computer science courses consist of conventional lecture sections and lab sections. Typically, the lectures are "passive learning" experiences, and lab sections are where students actively solve ...
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definition of “knowledge point”

I've been seeing the phrase "knowledge point" everywhere for a long time, including research papers. Is "knowledge point" a term in pedagogy or some other related field? If yes, what's the definition ...
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Quality and effectiveness of remote/online vs traditional teaching?

Currently when a lot of traditionally taught courses are converted to online and remote education - what does science say about the effectiveness of that compared to the traditional classroom ...
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Building community in a college classroom

I am a TA for a class designed to bring a group of about 25 students together as a cohort starting their freshman year of college. They are in the same department so they will be mostly taking similar ...