Spring 2020 Faculty Showcase & Reception

Faculty are the hallmark of Wentworth Institute of Technology. The Provost Office and Learning Innovation & Technology are pleased to celebrate the many accomplishments of Wentworth faculty at the Faculty Showcase & Reception on March 5th from 3pm-5pm in Watson Auditorium. Join your colleagues as they showcase teaching, scholarship, service learning, professorships, mini-grants, EPIC learning, […]

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“Design Thinking” is Happening in Engineering 1500

Design thinking focuses on encouraging students to brainstorm, prototype and reward out-of-the-box thinking, take “wild ideas” and transform them into real world solutions. The Engineering 1500 freshman course was designed to do just that! Professor Afsaneh Ghanavati, Electrical and Computer Engineering, in conjunction with LIT, have brought Active Learning (AL) along with experiential learning into […]

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Don’t Let the Weather Disrupt Your Course!

Unexpected events can disrupt precious class time. With a little preparation, you can keep the continuity of learning in your courses: Post course content in your Blackboard Learn courses so students can access it anywhere, anytime Set up quizzes, tests, assessments, and assignments in your Blackboard Learn courses so students can access them anywhere Secure […]

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Rethinking the Way College Students are Taught

Learners often express preferences about how they would like to receive information – by reading, hearing or doing – and these are often referred to as ‘learning styles’. Many teachers believe that assessing learning styles and teaching to learners’ preferences will improve learning. While your students may have a preference, they also use different styles […]

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Is Your Class Active and Engaging?

Most germane to learning, research shows that students need to do more Reading, Writing, and Presenting (Schmoker 2011). Research has demonstrated, for example, that if a faculty member allows students to consolidate their notes by pausing three times for two minutes each during a lecture, students will learn significantly more information (Ruhl, Hughes, and Schloss […]

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