5. Teaching Delivery Overview

Your personal approach to teaching and the content delivery strategies you utilize are important components in course design and implementation. While lectures still play a large role in higher education, they too are being adapted to be in-line with the movement towards more student-centered, active-learning environments. Hence, they are becoming interactive, shorter in duration with more frequent breaks, and can include direct student involvement.1

Additionally, team teaching, interdisciplinary instruction and learning communities are becoming more common in both face-to-face and online courses. Technology tools can be used in the classroom to enhance lectures, and can also create options for flip teaching and blended learning using lecture capture and web conferencing.

Regardless of how you plan to present content to your students, we have included strategies to help you improve your delivery in any context and to give you some new tools and ideas as well.

Source Information

1. Mazur, E. (1997) Peer Instruction. Upper Saddle River, NJ. Prentice-Hall

2. Frye, R., Mckinney, G. R., & Trimble, J. E. (2006). Tools and Techniques for Course Improvement: Handbook for Course Review and Assessment of Student Learning. Western Washington University: Bellingham, WA.