Written by Jay Dedrick • Issue: May 23, 2013 • Campus: Anschutz Medical Campus, CU Denver, CU system, CU-Boulder, UCCS • Tags: President's Teaching and Learning Collaborative, President's Teaching Scholars Program •
The President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative (PTLC) – the University of Colorado’s Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program – hosted its latest poster session on Monday, drawing dozens to the CU Anschutz Medical Campus to share research findings across disciplines.
About 35 PTLC members attended the event, where 11 projects were shared over informal explanations and discussions.
Central to the PTLC’s work is creating and publishing scholarship in teaching and learning that contributes to theory and effective teaching practice in and across disciplines. Each faculty researcher designs and undertakes an investigation aimed at deepening understanding of disciplinary pedagogy and related to an important issue in learning.
Faculty researchers design, carry out, and publish research on a particular aspect of learning in a specific course . Each investigator is supported by a coach and short seminars in how to do education research. Faculty researchers receive funding of $1,550 for their research.
Projects presented at Monday’s poster session:
John Basey, CU-Boulder; an analysis of feedback and its influence on student learning in inquiry-oriented biology labs with multiple sections taught by TAs.
Sonja Braun-Sand and Elaine Cheesman, UCCS; teaching domain-specific vocabulary in science and education courses.
Amanda Brown and Deborah Hollis, CU-Boulder; special collections as a learning lab: how effective are we?
Shaun Gleason, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; a methodological and financial evaluation of team- and problem-based learning in an online post-baccalaureate doctor of pharmacy program.
Matthew Hallowell, CU-Boulder; evaluating a combined andragogical and pedagogical approach to hazard recognition education using virtual teams and agent-based simulations.
Amy Javernick-Will, CU-Boulder; teaching and learning for a global engineering environment.
Jessica Kirby, UCCS; walk safe, walk together: a pilot study to promote walkability and increase physical activity for older adults in the community.
Marylou Robinson, College of Nursing; pilot of interprofessional learning of advanced assessment skills.
Ronica Rooks, CU Denver; the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) project: experiential learning for health policy students and policy intervention for the northeast Park Hill community.
Carmen Stavrositu, UCCS; social media tools: friend or foe? Enhancing student engagement and learning in online courses.