Ohio State launches Teaching and Learning Resource Center
Ohio State instructors have a new place to turn for teaching strategies and how-tos for eLearning tools.
The Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) partnered with units across the university to develop the Teaching and Learning Resource Center. The website is a central hub for evidence-based teaching strategies, Ohio State-specific documentation on the university’s eLearning toolset, and professional development opportunities for educators.
“The site is a collection of the expertise of so many units, faculty, and staff,” said Melinda Rhodes-DiSalvo, associate director for strategic partnerships and operations for the Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning and co-chair of the resource center’s Steering Committee. “The Teaching and Learning Resource Center provides centralized, consistent, up-to-date and robust resources to all who teach or are interested in teaching and learning.”
The Steering Committee is made up of representatives from partner units: the Center for Life Sciences Education, the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing, the College of Education and Human Ecology, the Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning, ODEE, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and University Libraries. Each partner unit also appoints a liaison to the Resource Center’s Content Committee, which drafts and reviews content for the site.
Instructors can browse best practices for planning courses, choosing teaching strategies and supporting students in the Teaching Topics section of the site, featuring evidence-based guides on subjects such as academic integrity, information literacy, and teaching online.
“ODEE is proud to be part of the university's effort to support student success by providing high-quality, on-demand resources for educators,” said ODEE’s Sam Craighead, associate director for professional learning and co-chair of the Teaching and Learning Resource Center Steering Committee.
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