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

STLI to host New Faculty Course Design Institute

The Studio for Teaching & Learning Innovation will host the New Faculty Course Design Institute (CDI) in August as part of the newly developed New Faculty Program. The CDI is a teaching & learning series that incorporates online asynchronous course design tutorials and resources combined with in-person deep dive opportunities.

Apply to be a New Faculty Mentor

Do you wish you knew then what you know now? Are you interested in helping new colleagues navigate the intricacies of teaching at William & Mary? The Studio for Teaching & Learning Innovation is looking for experienced teachers who would like to share their perspectives and serve as a resource.

Missed one of our events this year?

Looking to catch up this summer on past events that you couldn’t attend? We have uploaded every workshop, community conversation, and Teaching & Learning Talk we hosted this past academic year. If you are interested in viewing our learning labs, please email Mike Blum for access.

DRIVE-THRU PEDAGOGY

RECENT POSTS

Rethinking Student Assignments Part 2: How to think about technical skills

Rethinking Student Assignments Part 2: How to think about technical skills

What skills do you want your students to develop when they create a multimodal project? If you’re assigning an essay, you’re probably hoping students will improve their writing. That same expectation should apply to a multimodal project. At some level, you want the students to be better producers (and consumers) of whatever medium they’re creating. There are many skill sets at play in any multimodal assignment. …

Developing Confident and Responsible Writers in the Digital World

Developing Confident and Responsible Writers in the Digital World

Teaching and learning in the digital world brings the dual possibilities of promise and peril. Digital tools and expanded connectivity afford instructors a wide array of instructional possibilities. Learners benefit from access to information and the ability to more easily collaborate with peers. These affordances are balanced by several constraints as well. One particular challenge is ensuring academic integrity in digital spaces….

Rethinking Student Assignments Part 1: A Study in Communication

Rethinking Student Assignments Part 1: A Study in Communication

One of the hardest things for many instructors to do is to create a non-paper-based or multi-modal assignment for their students. We get so much of our information from videos, podcasts, websites, and other multimodal sources, so it’s only natural that instructors would want to help students understand these communication modes critically. There are appealing assignment options out there like student-created websites, podcasts, or student-produced videos….