An Introduction to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Instructors: Lauren Hays
Dates: June 4th through 29th, 2018
Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is a movement in higher education to study teaching and learning in order to improve both. Typically, SoTL scholars draw from their own disciplinary expertise when conducting research. Research findings are then shared publicly with the teaching and learning community.
In this course, participants will learn about the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and identify ways for involvement. Participants will also walk away with ideas for SoTL research.
- Ideas for becoming involved in SoTL
- Ideas for SoTL research
- Resources to help attendees move forward with SoTL work
This course can be taken as one of the elective courses in our eight-course Certificate in Library Instruction, but can be taken as a stand-alone course as well.
Lauren Hays is the Instructional and Research Librarian and the Co-Director of the Center for Games and Learning at MidAmerica Nazarene University. She holds an undergraduate degree in education, a masters in library science, a masters in educational technology, and a graduate certificate in online teaching and learning. She is passionate about the learning process. Her professional interests include the librarian's role in informal learning and the scholarship for teaching and learning. Interview with Lauren Hays
This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.
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