The Center for Learning and Teaching at Binghamton University brings an awareness of innovative teaching approaches to faculty and others who teach at Binghamton University. The focus is on students learning (rather than teachers teaching) - students take greater ownership of their education, as faculty function more as guides to self-directed learning than as instructors. The education of undergraduate students shifts from reliance on lecture and toward the facilitation of active learning. These approaches can help you raise your students to higher levels, making your instructional work more satisfying, both for yourself and for them.
The CLT offers support to Binghamton faculty and teaching staff to enhance student learning on campus. If students forget course content within weeks of months of a class, did learning really occur? The links below can help you bring students to learning that lasts.
Getting beyond lecture
- Digital Fluency
Harnessing the digital world to create, communicate and collaborate effectively in academic and professional environments.
- Don't Lecture Me: Rethinking How College Students Learn
public radio documentary - audio, podcast and transcript
- Active Learning, Cooperative & Student-Centered Learning
teaching strategies which can be more effective than traditional lectures
- Teaching as Research
how teaching can also be research - presentation by BU professor Tom O'Brien
- Community-based and Service Learning opportunities
BU Center for Civic Engagement
Specific tools and techniques
- Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique
a quiz or test which reinforces accurate responses and helps students learn during the quiz or test
- Technology tools available at Binghamton (click on the "Technology Teaching Tools and Services for Faculty" link at the bottom of the right-hand column of the page.)
- Technology tips best practices for audiovisual technology at Binghamton
- Teaching Tip podcasts
BU faculty share ideas that can help improve classes (short streaming videos)
Faculty sharing with faculty
- Quick Teaching Tips
- Tomorrow's Professor
Articles and book excerpts about teaching, research, career issues, and more
- Faculty Focus
includes short articles with practical ideas in 20 categories such as Effective Classroom Management and Teaching with Technology
- Course design (learning objectives, syllabus and more from Cornell University's Center for Teaching Excellence)
- Course and classroom management tips including setting appropriate expectations, what support is available on campus, who to contact for help, etc.
Within (yet beyond) disciplines
Instructional Enrichment Program Coordinator