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
Meet with one of our skilled managers to discuss your syllabus, teaching modalities, and best practices for academic technologies.
We create and curate resources including tutorials and short courses focused on concepts important to teaching & learning.
We offer a variety of programming and events including learning labs, workshops, community conversations, and Teaching & Learning Talks.
We offer resources, support, and professional development for course design and delivery across modalities.
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.
Fellow STLI Pablo Yañez hosted a panel discussion with panelists, Chuck Bailey (Geology), Shannon White (CGA), and Paulina Carrion (Modern Languages) on how experiential learning can have a significantly positive impact on student engagement and learning outcomes....
During the Spring '22 semester, our Teaching & Learning Talks (TLTs) will focus on the science of learning.
Creating Effective Presentations and Educational Video Using Strategies from Cognitive Theory Presentation
Are you interested in improving the quality of your presentations or instructional video? Situated in 'Cognitive Theory' are design principles that when applied to presentations or educational videos often lead to improved learning outcomes for students.
STLI Podcast – New Series & Episodes!
Academic Innovation Projects
Teaching is inherently collaborative. It involves the instructor, the learner, and the context of an institution. So, if we want to improve our teaching, we should do so together. As Drive-Thru Pedagogy (DTP) gears up for a third year in the blogosphere, we want your help equipping fellow educators with new ideas, practical tips, and research-based methods….
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. …
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)….