ERIC Number: ED500102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Creating Windows on Learning. Carnegie Perspectives
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
The author reports on recent efforts by community college faculty to make the teaching and learning from their classrooms more visible. Spurred on by numerous reports that point to the urgency around basic skills education, faculty members at California community colleges are working together to improve teaching of basic skills, using a variety of methods. The author particularly notes the variety of applications for multimedia websites: (1) as archives of teaching and research materials; (2) as hands-on resources for teachers who can download materials and study their implementation in an actual classroom; and (3) as tools for professional development. This kind of documentation and exchange leads to discussion, research, experimentation, data collection and further inquiry, processes that can be recorded and shared. The more visible teaching becomes, and the more durable its best practices, the better for both students and instructors.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Basic Skills, College Faculty, Multimedia Materials, Virtual Classrooms, Instructional Innovation, Web Sites
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Menlo Park, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California