Center for Teaching and Learning
Learning Community Archives 08-09
The Learning 2.0 community provides a venue to share and exchange ideas about the paradigm shifts in learning and communication. Today's technology offers an open learning environment that makes both content and its creation process transparent. This community will work to construct social learning opportunities for BGSU Firelands community members and apply active and problem-based learning strategies in their courses.
This learning community supports the creation of high quality courses using service-learning pedagogy addressing the development of personal and social responsibility and civic learning. Members will expand their understanding of service-learning pedagogy, dialogue with peers engaged in course re/design, and participate in an on-going support network during course delivery.
Faculty teaching in the area of Life Sciences meet to explore Life Science course and curriculum examples from innovative efforts on other campuses. The goal is to identify the best examples of these models to consider how they might be adapted and implemented to promote science learning at BGSU.
Library E-tools for Teaching, Learning, and Research
The members of the Library e-Tools Learning Community will have an opportunity to explore the newer, cutting-edge technologies available through University Libraries and OhioLINK. Knowledge and use of these e-tools will enhance faculty teaching and research as well as bolster student learning.
Natural Sciences and Mathematics faculty interested in scientific teaching meet to explore "How do we know there is learning?". We approach this question as an experimental problem: what does the research indicate regarding learning, how can we apply this to our courses, and how do we know it is working?
New Faculty provides a supportive environment within the larger university community to develop pedagogical strategies and negotiate the balance between the multiple functions of faculty life including taking risks in the classroom, assessing student learning and motivation, engaging in reflective practice and the integration of technology tools to enhance student learning and teaching methodologies.
The Pedagogy and Scholarship in Second Life Learning Community is comprised of a diverse group of BGSU faculty and focuses on pedagogy and scholarship using the Second Life virtual world as a platform.
Publication collectively tackles the pressure to publish and present faculty research. Each meeting is dedicated to helping members achieve their stated scholarly goals for the year by focusing intensively on writing and publishing, especially in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Pedagogy.
Faculty, graduate students, and others with a common interest in the science of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) teaching and learning will critique and discuss research articles, participate in action research, and design, conduct, and present collaborative research projects related to current COSMOS goals and activities.
Jodi Haney, School of Teaching and Learning
Cynthia Bertelsen, School of Teaching and Learning
Jacob Burgoon, School of Teaching and Learning
Mohammed Barabie, School of Teaching and Learning
Emilio Duran, School of Teaching and Learning
Dale Klopfer, Psychology
John Laird, Physics and Astronomy
Lan Li, School of Teaching and Learning
Bob Midden, COSMOS
Barbara Moses, Math & Statistics
Julie Nurnberger-Haag, COSMOS
Richard Oldrieve, School of Teaching and Learning
Matthew Partin, Biological Science
Amy Scheuerman, School of Intervention Services
Karen Sirum, Biological Science
Eileen Underwood, Biological Science
Rick Worch, School of Teaching and Learning