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    Three Professors on Uplevelling Their Courses With Top Hat

    Maintaining attention, delivering lectures in any modality and getting instant feedback are what drew these educators to Top Hat

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    10 Essential Icebreaker Activities for Any Online Course [+ Free List of 50 Icebreakers]

    Reduce student anxiety and uncertainty with these virtual icebreakers

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    9 Ways to Re-Energize Your Classroom Right Now

    In many college classrooms, engagement rates have plummeted steadily since January. Here’s how to rejuvenate your course midway through…

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    3 Ways to Bring Your Organic Chemistry Course to Life

    Professor William Ogilvie’s textbook emphasizes a mechanistic approach that favors understanding and application over memorization

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    How to Give General Chemistry Students Confidence

    Professor Franklin Ow was determined to remove barriers to success in his general chemistry course. Here’s how authoring a digital…

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    How to Email Your Professor: A Student’s Guide

    Setting expectations for how and when students communicate with you will lighten your workload and create a more open and transparent…

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    6 Pros & Cons of Technology in the Classroom in 2021

    For professors, new technology can be a fantastic opportunity to experiment and grow in realms not originally considered

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    The Best Apps for Building Community in Higher Ed

    Support student connections with these mobile apps. You’ll be able to improve asynchronous interactions and enable file and media sharing…

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    The Ultimate Guide to Creating an Effective Syllabus

    Your syllabus is more than just a list of procedures and policies, it’s the foundation your course stands on

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    Remote Teaching: When and How to Use Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Methods

    Every course and educator is different. Consider your learning objectives, your students and the merits of each method to guide your…

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    The Ultimate Guide to STEM Education

    Science, technology, engineering and math programs have gained new importance in today’s economy

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    How to Spark Great In-Class Discussions: 6 Ideas That Work

    Class discussions are a great way to gain insights into student comprehension, encourage community building and explore new ideas. Here are…

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    Why Staying Connected Is Important in Asynchronous Classes

    Being mindful of what gets put on students’ plates has boosted GPAs in Joel Stake’s biology classes, even with the transition to…

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    How To Master the First Week of Class: 8 Tips for Professors

    Set the stage for a successful semester by making a great first impression on your students

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    The Ultimate Guide to Open Educational Resources (OER)

    Traditional textbooks no longer make the grade in today’s online learning environment. Here’s why open source textbooks are the way of…

  16. The Ultimate Guide to Universal Design for Learning

    UDL emphasizes student accessibility and ensures course delivery is tailored to create customized learning experiences

  17. COVID on Campus: How 3 Students Are Keeping In Touch With Their Peers and Professors

    COVID-19 has changed where and how students learn. Live chats, discussion forums and online lectures are now par for the course, with mixed…

  18. 4 College Students Reflect on Missing Extracurriculars and Campus Life

    Despite losing clubs and sports, students see bright spots in their education when professors make learning active—and…

  19. 5 Ways to Make Recorded Lectures More Engaging

    Recorded lectures provide students with opportunities for connection and collaboration while maintaining the flexibility necessary to learn…

  20. Lectures and Lockdown: Three Students on Attending University During COVID-19

    Meeting new friends, late-night study groups and getting a small taste of independence are all a part of the university experience. For…