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    Curriculum Development and the 3 Models – Updated 2022 [+ Free Course Plan Template]

    Learner-centric curriculum development can improve engagement, participation and outcomes in any online or in-person learning environment

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    Boosting Joy and Motivation in Class: In Conversation with Dr. Todd Zakrajsek

    The author behind The New Science of Learning suggests tapping into three motivational theories to keep students interested and motivated

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    Improving Student Success Takes Community, Purpose and Inspiration

    Our universities are failing historically marginalized students and the reason is uncomfortably clear: the system we have is simply not…

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    We Need a Renewed Commitment to Evidence-Based Teaching

    Our students are our collective future. Let’s get serious about using the best available evidence to teach them.

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    Stop Reviewing and Start Retrieving: Dr. Pooja Agarwal on Making Learning Stick

    The renowned cognitive scientist offers four retrieval practice activities to help students retain information more effectively

  6. Teaching College Chemistry in the Digital Age

    We brought together an expert panel at the American Chemical Society meeting in San Francisco to discuss how to engage millennials in the…

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    Relationships, Resilience and Reflection: In Conversation With José Antonio Bowen

    Tap into the ‘New 3 Rs’ in your course policies and assessments and watch student outcomes soar

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    How to Modernize Your Curriculum with Interactive Textbooks

    Modernize your classroom with interactive textbooks that keep costs low, integrate with LMS, are current and keep students engaged all…

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    Higher Ed Institutions Need to Address Teacher Burnout. Here’s How.

    Academic burnout is rampant. Here are some ways that institutions can better support their educators, starting with mentorship and…

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    10 Top Hat Tips for a More Engaging Semester

    From brand new assessment functionality to annotated feedback, these special Top Hat features make learning even more exciting

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    3 Students Speak Their Minds on Mental Health

    Whether it’s promoting campus resources or making studying a collaborative process, here’s how you can keep student mental health top of…

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    Finding Focus While Learning with ADHD

    Why my final, COVID-struck year at university turned out to be better than expected

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    6 Key Takeaways from Top Hat Summer Camp

    Top Hat Summer Camp 2022 was packed with dynamic discussions that engaged our attendees. Here are answers to the most common questions you…

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    Elevating the Student Experience Starts with “Small Data”

    Faculty need real-time insights to spot the early signs of struggle and scale the mentorship and support students need for academic success

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    A 12-Point Checklist to Support Neurodivergent Students

    It’s more critical than ever for faculty to find effective ways to support neurodiversity in education. Learn how.

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    20 Ways Professors Can Make Their Classes More Inclusive

    Inclusive teaching and learning spaces ensure all students not only feel a sense of belonging but have what they need to reach their…

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    8 Essential Active Learning Strategies for Your Next Class

    Engaging examples designed for in-person, hybrid or fully online courses

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    Why Student Feedback Might Not Be Sticking—And How to Fix It

    Two professors prove that personalized feedback leads to better engagement, connection and persistence in higher ed

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    Not ‘Just for Credit:’ Keeping Non-Majors Engaged In Your Course

    Students may enter your course from different programs. Here’s how to measure student engagement and drive value for every learner.

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    Democratic Course Management: Giving Students More Control and Autonomy In Class

    Two educators let their students decide what and how to learn. Here’s the difference it’s made on engagement, persistence and…