Alternatives to Lecture

This workship will first describe why lecture is an ineffective method of encouraging long-term learning. Then it will describe several different methods that minimize lecturing: just-in-time teaching, team-based learning, and peer instruction. Common pitfalls will be addressed. More importantly, student and faculty benefits will be emphasized.

Developing a COIL Course: Finding a Foreign Partner

The SUNY Cooperative Online International Learning (COIL) initiative is designed to support the development of classes in which students in domestic classes interact in a meaningful manner with students from a partner class in a foreign country.  Student interaction may be synchronous or asynchronous and relies on a variety of web 2.0 tools (including wikis, blogs, Nings, course management systems, Skype, Google talk, Google Docs, VoiceThread, YouTube, Vimeo, Imgur, and Picasa). A number of faculty at Oswego have expressed an interest in developing COIL classes.