STUDIO FOR
TEACHING & LEARNING INNOVATION

The Studio for Teaching & Learning Innovation offers faculty, students, and staff from across disciplines opportunities to collaborate with one another and learn about diverse modes of teaching and learning and new technologies. 

What we offer

Consultations

Meet with one of our skilled managers to discuss your syllabus, teaching modalities, and best practices for academic technologies.

Resources

We create and curate resources including tutorials and short courses focused on concepts important to teaching & learning.

Academic Innovation

Through a stage-gate framework, we evaluate and track innovation projects and programs around teaching praxis, educational technology, and digital learning.

Events

We offer a variety of programming and events including learning labs, workshops, community conversations, and Teaching & Learning Talks.

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Instructional Design

We offer resources, support, and professional development for course design and delivery across modalities. 

Partnerships & Opportunities

We function as a hub and connector for teaching and learning initiatives at W&M. We actively seek opportunities to partner and collaborate across the university and beyond.

RECENT

HIGHLIGHTS

FEATURED WORK

Student Partner Program

STLI Podcast – New Series & Episodes!

Academic Innovation Projects

DRIVE-THRU PEDAGOGY

RECENT POSTS

SafeAssign as a Tool for Learning

SafeAssign as a Tool for Learning

Teaching the ethical use of sources in academic writing is a challenge. Some faculty address this issue by using SafeAssign, the “plagiarism prevention tool” integrated into Blackboard. When used with care, SafeAssign can (in its own words), “create opportunities to help students identify how to properly attribute sources.” In that sense, it can facilitate learning. However, when used strictly to monitor citation habits, SafeAssign can impede learning by raising student anxiety. …

Keeping up with Social Changes in Second Language Acquisition

Keeping up with Social Changes in Second Language Acquisition

Despite the existence of excellent study abroad programs, traveling to another country is a privilege, at times, unaffordable. Consequently, the classroom becomes the only space for students to be exposed to socio-cultural issues. Nevertheless, traditional learning materials and pedagogical approaches in the field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA) often struggle to reflect the latest changes of the target culture in terms of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)….

Embrace Doubt, Enhance Teaching

Embrace Doubt, Enhance Teaching

The start of a new semester is a great time to examine your teaching practices. However, the temptation to fall back on what worked in the past represents both the need for efficiency and the power of habit. What if we approached our teaching with a healthy sense of doubt? What if we embraced our own cycles of learning as a pathway to refreshed teaching approaches?…