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2015 Teaching and Learning Strategies at Villanova

Wednesday, May 13, 9:30a.m. - 4:00p.m., Bartley Hall


  • Agenda at a Glance (PDF)
  • Poster Session and Reception, 3:15 – 4:00 p.m.
  • For catering purposes, please register for your attendance at lunch and at the reception.

Link to detailed program agenda and registration. For catering purposes, please register by May 10 at the latest. Thank you. We look forward to your joining your colleagues at this campus-wide event.

The event will feature a range of innovative instructional strategies for face-to-face, blended and online learning environments at Villanova. Presenters will use their subject areas as the content for their sessions; however, the approaches that they will share will be applicable to other disciplines.

Faculty presenters from all five undergraduate colleges will facilitate sessions on a variety of topics. Over lunch we will engage in a timely discussion on Alcohol and the College Experience: How Faculty Can Help. We will end the day with a poster session and reception—a collegial forum for exchanging ideas and reflecting on a rewarding academic year.  

Resources for creating a poster:

Sponsors: UNIT’s Center for Instructional Technologies (CIT) and VITAL

"The demonstration of making narrated animations was very useful; I will try that for my class next fall."

"It was a good opportunity to compare notes with other practitioners of flipped classrooms."

"I got some great ideas on stimulating student participation during class discussions, ways to encourage students to speak more in class, ways to help them feel more confident about asking questions during class, and ways to inspire them to become a part of the discussion. The presenter gave us new ideas, such as students grading themselves on participation with a rubric and using a rubric to evaluate themselves on attentive listening.  I plan to try using this in the fall."

"The atmosphere encouraged discussion and interaction among the participants."

"I enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and collegial quality of the workshops. Everyone who attends seems interested in pedagogy; whether they are presenting or participating."

"I highly value the opportunity to interact with colleagues, compare experiences, and share useful methods."

Materials from 2014 TLS

Dr. Lawrence Ragan, Co-Director, Center for Online Innovation in Learning, Penn State University
Co-Director, Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning

2014 Workshop Session Materials: