Lecturing Effectively

General Tips | Active Lectures  Lecturing to Large Classes | Presentation and Technology | Lecture Capture

General Tips

Active Lectures

  • Teaching Methods - Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning, University of Central Florida. List of examples of different teaching methods for use in classroom, including active-learning, case-based learning, collaborative learning, and interactive teaching. Includes a large section about halfway down the page covering various tips for active lectures.
  • Creating Active Lectures - Teaching for Success. Slides about how to create active lectures, when they're appropriate, and how to properly develop them - longer, but easy to follow
  • Ten Ways to Make Lectures More Dynamic - BBC Active. A variety of ways to make lectures more interesting to the average student, ranging from introducing technology to how you choose to start and complete a lecture.
  • Twenty Ways to Make Lectures More Participatory - Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University. Various ways to make lectures more active, broken into categories like inviting participation, varying the format, and closing the lecture.
  • Getting Active in the Large Lecture - Juan Carlos Huerta, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Research article about the importance of active learning in large, lecture-style classes - includes a few different methods to use on pages 240-242 (pages 4-6 on the PDF)
  • Activities During the Lecture - Teaching and Learning, IT University of Copenhagen. Numerous activities that can be used within a lecture to break up the monotony, captivate student interest, and help cement learning.

Lecturing to Large Classes

Presentation & Technology

  • Presentation Software - University of Texas at Austin. When/why to use a presentation, what information should be included, tips for student-friendly design, and common pitfalls.
  • Using Asynchronous Audio Feedback to Enhance Teaching Presence and Students' Sense of Community - Phillip Ice, Reagan Curtis, Perry Phillips, and John Wells. Research article arguing that the use of audio comments in response to assignments in an online class increase the overall sense of community and connection with the teacher.
  • What is Prezi? - Technology Across the Curriculum, Oregon State University. Information about the online presentation tool Prezi, including a sample presentation illustrating the interesting attributes of the program.
  • Using Audio Feedback to Promote Teaching Presence - Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center, Northern Illinois University. Covers why audio feedback should be preferred by professors, how it helps create a stronger teacher presence, and different ways to implement it on digitally submitted assignments.

Lecture Capture

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