The app of the week this week is called Nearpod. It was named the “Best Collaboration Solution” by EdTech Digest Awards 2012 and “Audience Favorite” at LAUNCH Edu & Kids 2012. It is a free app that allows presenters to create or download interactive media presentations and then you can share the presentation with the students while fully controlling it. The students then interact by participating in the built in activities which you can monitor and measure. To download it for free for iOS devices click HERE. To download it for Android click HERE. To download it for windows click HERE. To learn more about this app watch the video embedded below. […]

Mini-Grant for Research in Teaching & Learning

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the first mini-grant competition for research in critical thinking, teaching and learning. This mini-grant is designed to fund research that will impact the teaching of critical thinking in face to face, online, or hybrid courses. Possible uses for the grant funds include the purchase of research materials (books, journals, etc), data collection materials (survey tools, instruments, etc), or materials for classroom use that will be evaluated (technology, books, etc). Projects might include literature reviews, action research, case studies, or evaluation of teaching and learning materials. The maximum individual grant award will be $500. […]

About the CETL

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Texas Wesleyan University (CETL) promotes a student-centered university by providing resources and professional growth opportunities to faculty on enhancing instructional practice, integrating technology, and promoting essential student skills.

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