This regularly updated feature provides valuable suggestions for improving your students’ learning through a variety of fresh and usable teaching approaches. Each tip includes select references and resources if you wish to explore a topic further.
Encourage students to develop a deep approach to learning.
Research show that students who approach learning in a “deep” way get more out of their educational experience. By providing meaningful assessments, offering appropriate choices, and showing enthusiasm for your subject, you can help students become deep learners.
Perhaps simply addressing boredom in your class may be one of the most important things to do in order to promote student engagement.
Though addressing the fact that some students may be bored in your class may feel uncomfortable, doing so can greatly assist them to take more responsibility for their learning. Research suggests that instructors who teach students how to see value and relevance in what they are being taught are able to maximize the students’ learning potential.
Introducing your course through Digital Dialog is a great way to save class time, communicate expectations early on, and get your students excited about your course!
Instead of making the usual speech on your first day of class, consider creating a course introduction video that students can watch beforehand. Then you can spend more time in class working through the material and building relationships with your students.
Debriefing tests can happen in many different ways using Learning Suite. They all save class time and still allow for individual discussion and explanation. Which ways will you use?
Whether you’re using the reporting and scoring options in Exams, or using Digital Dialog for discussion threads and video messages, you can debrief your tests thoroughly and efficiently with BYU Learning Suite—all without using up valuable class time.