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Integrating ePortfolios in Work-Integrated Learning Experiences

Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) refers to the integration of practical work experiences with academic learning. Experiences falling under this umbrella provide students with opportunities to apply their knowledge to professional work environments, research, and service learning. There are many benefits of…

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A Polar Bear Experience

Polar bears and their mothers have a unique relationship throughout their development. Research has shown that a polar bear cub stays with its mother as it develops, but it is left alone to fend for itself after two years (“When…

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Participation in Classroom Discussions

60-Second SoTL – Episode 38 This week’s episode features an article from the open-access Teaching & Learning Inquiry and explores what influences students’ participation in class discussions: Parker-Shandal, Crystena. 2023. “Participation in Higher Education Classroom Discussions: How Students’ Identities Influence Perspective Taking and Engagement.” Teaching…

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A Personal Reflection on What Makes Mentoring Great

I grew up on a mountainside in rural Appalachia and spent nearly every day of my childhood playing outside. Being from a low-income family and surrounded by the natural world, I entertained myself by exploring plants, animals, soil, water, and…

Qualitative Methods for the Quantitatively Inclined

Coming up in my graduate program, there was a major split between the researchers who used quantitative methods (i.e., surveys and experiments) vs. those who used qualitative methods (i.e., interviews and focus groups). In part, I think this reflected a…

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Refresh: Demonstrating Knowledge Using Oral Assessments

Limed: Teaching with a Twist – Episode 11 In this episode of Limed: Teaching with a Twist, Matt Wittstein follows up with Mark Burnham from Season 1, Episode 8, “Demonstrating Knowledge Using Oral Assessments.” Matt and Mark discuss Mark’s experience…

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Refresh: Place-Based Learning Along the Duwamish

Limed: Teaching with a Twist – Episode 10 In this episode of Limed: Teaching with a Twist, host, Matt Wittstein follows-up with Dr. Ben Machado from Season 1, Episode 3 “Place-Based Learning Along the Duwamish.” Matt and Ben have a…