This resource is meant to provide support to those who teach large classes. It stems from an expressed need from faculty members who are looking for effective tools to enhance teaching and learning in large classes. A view of the course content homepage provides a snapshot of what is available on the site. For example, it has literature review with definitions of what a large class is, known problems and solutions, pedagogies that have been found to be relevant within large classes, assessment strategies in large classes, group work as well as enabling technologies.
By exploring enabling technologies, you will be able to evaluate for example, how any of the technologies can support your in- and out-of-class student engagement plans. Seed funding can be accessed to support explorations leading to innovative teaching and learning. The continuing literature review will provide a sound conceptual basis from which you can plan your innovations, and set you up on a scholarly journey leading to publishable work. To manage your innovation project work, you can apply for EI Seed funding.
The UP Teaching and Learning Principles have been used to develop a rubric that you can use for self and peer evaluation of your module. You can use the rubric to build an improvement plan for your module. You can monitor your Module Performance Indicators: enrolment, retention, success and throughput rates. Analysing trends in relation to these indicators will inform decisions for implementing changes in your curriculum, supplementing the mapping exercise. With the Curriculum Mapping tool you can develop and implement your module improvement plan. Improved curriculum data can then be organised and exported into your study guide template. You can use this curriculum mapping site to explore solutions to challenges throughout your module implementation term, celebrate as you experience success and share your polished artefacts with a community of practice within this e-resource. The artefacts you accumulate through this project will be beneficial to your academic portfolio.
We do not just want you to read and go away, but we expect your participation. We would like you to explore, plan, implement and share. We hope that as you participate, you will identify gaps that exist within the resource and make a contribution in filling them. By participating in this e-resource project, you are afforded an opportunity to explore clickUP from the students' point of view, thereby improving your experience in using the LMS effectively. There is a Survey to be completed by everyone who would like to make use of this resource to effectively tackle challenges posed by their large classes. The survey is meant to provide you with an evaluation platform to assess if the assembled tools have the envisaged potential to support large classes.