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New Semester Kit: 2023 edition

Towards long-term adaptation and strategic planning

Kickstart another fruitful academic year with our New Semester Kit. In this you will find our best resources on course design, assessment, technology adoption, and more which will help you curate inclusive, authentic learning experiences.
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What to expect in the 2022 new semester?

The new semester is near, it is certain that all institutions will aim for long-term, strategic planning to achieve engaging, inclusive, and flexible education. So what else can we expect?

Several educators from institutions worldwide share 5 key insights that will sure take place in the upcoming school year.

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Student success

An engaging, interactive, learning experience is key to student success

Course Design

Courses need to be engaging, inclusive, and scalable

Assessment

Assessment is key to student success, and it needs to be holistic, and authentic

Technology adoption

Evaluate and select appropriate pedagogical technology is crucial

Student success

Resources to stimulate continuous student engagement, and active learning in any course modalities
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Ebook

Inclusive teaching and UDL: A comprehensive guide

Explore the principles and strategies to implement inclusive course design, and UDL with the aid of technology. You can also find validated examples, and templates for inclusive learning activities, assessment, and feedback.

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Use case

Create a personalized learning experience for effective feedback

Dr. Mathias Magdowski, research assistant at Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg shared his findings on how technology-enhanced activities influenced students' skills and learning outcomes in his engineering course.

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Growing student success through learner-centered course design

Marnie Roestel, Associate Director of Learning Systems Support at Central Michigan University shared practical ways to help ensure the success of your students and foster engagement – all through the lens of a learner-centric course.

Inclusive, equitable course design & delivery

Everything you need to design flexible, personalized, and accessible courses for any student cohort, whether online, hybrid, or face-to-face
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Guide

9 time-saving strategies for effective course design

9 technology-assisted strategies to minimize time spent on manual course set-ups, and maximize student engagement, retention and success.

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Ebook

Quality teaching and learning: Towards the new higher education

A comprehensive guide to flexible course design that promotes active learning, student engagement, and retention.

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Course

Increasing interactivity in online and hybrid course design

A free, online certification course on knowledge and skills to increase student engagement, interaction, and collaboration in online, blended, or hybrid courses.

Assessment

Resources to facilitate holistic, authentic assessment that nurture lifelong skills and growth mindset
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Use case

Peer assessment to improve student academic writing, and autonomy

Meejong Song, lecturer at Cornell University used Peer Review to enhance the peer feedback process in her Korean language. The result: decreased instructor workload, positive student responses and improved written work.

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Ebook

Authentic assessment rubrics in higher education (updated)

A collection of rubrics for any authentic assessment approaches designed and implemented by several institutions worldwide. Now updated with 3 new rubrics.

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GUIDE

Assessment: A FeedbackFruits guide

A compilation of resources to help you facilitate any assessment practices: formative, summative assessment, knowledge tests, authentic, self & peer assessment, and more.

Technology adoption

Guides to help your faculty develop digital fluency, and have a smooth adoption process
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Article

Integrate technology into post-pandemic face-to-face courses

5 reasons why technology is still critical in face to face classrooms, and how faculties can utilize teaching tools to optimize the in-person learning experience

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Ebook

A practical guide to choose the best teaching tools

This framework will provide faculty members with a holistic view to evaluate and decide on the most suited pedagogical tools.

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Article

ChatGPT: How to adapt your courses for AI?

A series of articles that provide practical tips, strategies to make the best of our tools to create engaging courses in any class size or setting.

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