The Law Teaching Network (LTN) project is an ongoing partnership between the Faculty of Law and McGill's Teaching and Learning Services (TLS). The project aims to generate a shared commitment to excellent, innovative and engaging teaching and learning practices in the Faculty. Over the past three years, significant headway has been made on many program initiatives at both the individual and Faculty level.
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D. Bruff (2008). Classroom Response System ("Clickers") Bibliography, Vanderbilt Center for Teaching.
“Teaching Snapshots” is a new website from Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) that profiles McGill instructors as they share their perspectives on teaching and learning with colleagues, students and the community at large. The instructors featured are from a range of departmental and disciplinary contexts and have all been involved in University initiatives to enhance student learning.
In 2006, the Deputy Provost (Student Life & Learning) and Teaching and Learning Services launched the first (Re)Design Initiative with the goal of transforming the student learning experience by channeling major university resources to a single project. This initiative funds projects that encourage faculty to explore creative and effective ways of engaging students in the classroom. An important aspect of these projects is that they foster transformative rather than incremental change for teaching and learning by combining university-wide resources from all units that provide support.
The student response system (SRS or clickers) is a technology-supported questioning strategy that allows instructors to ask questions and collect and display student responses in real time, enabling interaction and feedback even in large class environments. This project aims to enhance student engagement on campuses by focusing on two major goals.
The Nexus between Teaching and Research/Scholarship Project (the “Nexus Project”) is a university‐wide initiative aiming to improve the links between undergraduate teaching and research/scholarship. Since the Nexus Project began in 2008, it has focused on exploring how instructors can integrate teaching and research/scholarship to benefit student learning within undergraduate courses.
Data are being collected as part of an underlying research project to examine the impact of the project on student engagement and to assess the effectiveness of the implementation on quality of the learning experience.
Five types of data are being collected:
Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) in conjunction with Content and Collaboration Solutions, Educational Technologies (CCS) offer workshops on how to enhance student engagement using the student response system (clickers).
To view the list of courses using clickers, please consult the McGill IT KnowledgeBase.
In 2006, the Deputy Provost (Student Life & Learning) of McGill University launched a (Re)Design Initiative with the goal of transforming the student learning experience by channeling major university resources to a single project. This initiative funds projects that encourage faculty to explore creative and effective ways of engaging students in the classroom.