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Welcome to the TBCC Teaching and Learning center. As a faculty member of TBCC, you will find many useful resources here to aid you with designing and/or re-designing your course/s, plan instruction, teaching methods, OERs, accessibility, assessment, and instructional design.

Open Educational Resources (OERs)
Textbooks

Using an OER textbook will save your students money, ensure they have all their textbooks on the first day of class, and are (usually) customizable for your class’ needs.

OER Repositories

Look through these repositories to find a wide variety of teaching and learning objects. Multimedia items, lesson plans, PowerPoints, course shells, and much more are available.

Teaching Methods
Suggested Reading
  • Dick, W. O., Carey, L., & Carey, J. O. (2008). The systematic design of instruction
  • Friere, P. (2000). Pedagogy of the oppressed
  • Gagné, R. M. (1965). The conditions of learning and theory of instruction. (1st ed.)
  • Gardner, H. (1983). Frames of mind: The theory of multiple intelligences.
  • Knowles, M. L. (2005). The adult learner (6th Ed.).
  • Brockett, G.R. (2015). Teaching Adults: A Practical Guide for New Teachers.
  • Barkley, F.E. (2009). Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty
  • Fink, D.L. (2009). Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses.
Faculty Collaboration Opportunities

 

Instructional Design
Stock Photos

Add stock photos to your class to create a more visually appealing experience for your students. Or use photos to help expand on a concept.

Screencasting

A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, also known as a video screen capture, often containing audio narration. The term screencast compares with the related term screenshot; whereas screenshot generates a single picture of a computer screen, a screencast is essentially a movie of the changes over time that a user sees on a computer screen, enhanced with audio narration.

Pedagogical use of screencasting:

  • Screencasts can provide learners a student-centered and engaging learning experience in both distance and traditional learning settings.
  • To align screencasts with lesson objectives, goals, assessment practices, and standards, instructors can create their own screencasts rather than searching through the thousands of educational screencast videos on the web.
  • Good educational screencasts depend not only on thorough planning but also on thoughtful and careful editing to re-sequence lesson elements, eliminate awkward and unnecessary portions, and craft a focused, easy-to-follow presentation that uses students’ time efficiently.

Ruffini, Michael F. “Screencasting to Engage Learning” Educause Review. 31 Oct. 2012: http://er.educause.edu/articles/2012/11/screencasting-to-engage-learning

Captioning

Closed captioning text accompanies the audio or video narration in your online training courses. It’s used to help those who are deaf and can’t hear the audio follow along with the course’s narration. However, some people prefer to turn off all audio and read the text (or perhaps they don’t have speakers or headphones) so it’s not just an issue of accessibility.

Animation Software

Instructional designers, trainers and educators have long realized the true value of animated videos as one of the main techniques that should be used to increase the audience’s engagement and retention during an E-learning course.

Live Whiteboards

Whiteboard animations are videos that ‘show’ the learner an idea or concept through a series of live drawings. Being short and crisp, they align very well to the needs of the modern corporate learner and are fast gaining popularity as an impactful tool for learning delivery in technology-aided learning.