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Inspired by Scientific American’s “60-second” podcasts, 60-Second SoTL shares snapshots of recent scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Each brief, 1- to 4-minute episode offers a quick annotation of one or two recent SoTL publications. Show notes link to the article or chapter and, when applicable, related scholarship.

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Do you have a recent SoTL publication, or have you read one that resonated with you? Propose a publication you’d like to hear us feature. 60-Second SoTL was created by Jessie L. Moore and is produced by the Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University.

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Online Students and the First-Year Experience

60-Second SoTL – Episode 55 This week’s episode focuses on the first-year experiences of college students studying online and features an article from Adult Learning: Korstange, Ryan, Jeff Hall, Jamie Holcomb, and Jasmeial Jackson. 2020. “The Online First-Year Experience: Defining and…

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Show Credits

Jessie L. Moore, PhD, hosts and produces 60-Second SoTL. Jessie is director of the Center for Engaged Learning and professor of English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric. She is the author of Key Practices for Fostering Engaged Learning: A Guide for Faculty and Staff and co-editor of five edited collections on engaged learning topics. In addition to coordinating the Center’s research seminars, Jessie produces the Center’s videos and other web resources and co-edits two book series: the Stylus Publishing/Center for Engaged Learning Series on Engaged Learning and Teaching and the Center for Engaged Learning Open Access Book Series. Jessie’s professional service to the scholarship of teaching and learning was recognized with the 2019 International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) Distinguished Service Award. In 2021, Jessie received Elon University’s Distinguished Scholar Award.

Show art was created by Jennie Goforth, managing editor for the Center for Engaged Learning.

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Using Scenarios to Explore Student-Faculty Partnership

60-Second SoTL – Episode 46 This episode shares an article from the open-access journal, Teaching & Learning Inquiry, and explores how role-play scenarios facilitate reflection on the complexities of student-faculty partnership: Woolmer, Cherie, Nattalia Godbold, Isabel Treanor, Natalie McCray, Ketevan Kupatadze, Peter Felten,…

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Mentoring Undergraduate Research in Global Contexts

60-Second SoTL – Episode 45 This week’s episode shares an open-access article from New Directions in Teaching and Learning and examines how U.S.-based colleges and universities support mentoring of undergraduate research in global contexts: Cruz, Laura, Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler, Eric E. Hall, Amy L….

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Shaping Student Study Strategies

60-Second SoTL – Episode 44 This week’s episode shares an open-access article from Teaching & Learning Inquiry and examines how in-class interventions might influence students study strategies: Maurer, Trent W., and Emily Cabay. 2023. “Challenges of Shaping Student Study Strategies for Success: Replication…

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Teaching Arts-Based Analysis

60-Second SoTL – Episode 43 This week’s episode shares an open-access article from Teaching & Learning Inquiry and explores arts-based data analysis and a strategy for teaching it to emerging researchers: Moreno, Rhia, Kate Hobgood Guthrie, and Katie Strickland. 2023. “Incorporating…

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Lifelong Learners’ Successful Work Adjustment

60-Second SoTL – Episode 42 This week’s episode features an open access article from the International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning and explores how characteristics of lifelong learning inform work-integrated learning students’ work adjustment at co-op sites: Drewery, David, and Judene Pretti. 2023. “How…

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Developing Students’ Metacognition through Peer Education

60-Second SoTL – Episode 41 This week’s episode features an open access article from the International Journal for Academic Development and explores how professional development on metacognition informs the practices of peer educators: Wass, Rob Tracy Rogers, Kim Brown, Kelby Smith-Han, Jacqueline Tagg,…

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Student Engagement with Video Syllabi

60-Second SoTL – Episode 40 This week’s episode features an article from College Teaching and explores whether video syllabi impact how students engage with syllabus content: Kerrigan, John, and Christina Bifulco. 2023. “Syllabus 2.0: Using Videos to Make the Syllabus Active.” College Teaching. View a…

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Student Perspectives on the Importance of Course Coordination in Programs of Study

60-Second SoTL – Episode 39 This week’s episode features an open-access article from Quality in Higher Education and explores how coordination of courses within a degree program affects student satisfaction with their studies: Holmström, Ola, and Ola Stjärnhagen. 2023. “Coordination of Courses in University…

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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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High-Quality, Disciplinary-Inclusive SoTL

60-Second SoTL – Episode 37 This week’s episode features an article from the open-access International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and considers how successfully the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) balances quality with disciplinary inclusivity: McSweeney, Jill and…