Center for Innovative Learning and Teaching (CILT)

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Touro University's learning management system, Canvas, is at the center of many instructional technology activities.

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Your Guide to the State of Video in Education

July 15, 2019

Last week I sent out a message focused on specific “resources for creating instructional videos,”  earlier today I received this message in my inbox.  Some of the items I found interesting in the report mentioned below related to students include: Students increasingly expect video to be part of their educational experience.  82% see students’ expectations […]

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Blog Posts from the Center

Universal Design for Learning

April 30, 2018

A brief introduction and resources for understanding the Universal Design for Learning. According to the website Universal Design in Higher Education, http://udloncampus.cast.org/page/udl_about#.WueT98gh2V4, “Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that […]

Are You Using Innovative And Effective Teaching Strategies?

March 20, 2018

TUC and TUN Colleagues, Are you using innovative and effective teaching strategies in your teaching? If so, the Center for Innovative Learning and Teaching would like to share what you are doing with your colleagues across both Western Division campuses, as well as throughout the TCUS. If you feel you have something that you would […]

Thoughts on Student-Centered Learning

March 18, 2018

Some ideas to consider. Student-centered teaching is a philosophy of teaching originally shared by Dr. Carl Rogers in his book entitled Freedom to Learn (1969). Aspects of this philosophy were also put forth even earlier by other famous educators including John Dewey and Maria Montessori. You can see a brief Prezi presentation on Rogers’ ideas […]

Suggestions On Effective PowerPoints

February 27, 2018

Many of you use PowerPoint as part of your instructional strategies. What makes an effective PowerPoint presentation? Below is information which came from Vanderbilt University’s Center for Teaching website. Research about student preferences for PowerPoint Laura Edelman and Kathleen Harring from Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania have developed an approach to PowerPoint design using Baddeley and […]

The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning opens on both the TUC and TUN campuses

February 12, 2018

I am pleased to announce the beginning of the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CILT) on both the Touro University California and Touro University Nevada campuses. CILT was conceptualized in response to recommendations made during the last WASC accreditation visit,  and was a critical element in the TUC 5-Year Strategic Action Plan. CILT will […]

How to Turn Your Syllabus Into an FAQ, and Why You Should

October 16, 2019

Dear Colleagues, In a recent article appearing in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Eric Loepp,  an assistant professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, explains a unique way to structure course syllabi by including frequently asked questions using Canvas as the student learning platform. You can find this quick read at: […]