A list of specific protocols for leading onground and online academic discussions.
Resources: Course design
Discussion rubrics samples for onground and online instruction.
The following set of videos provide an overview of the theories, models, techniques, and strategies promoted by the USC Center for Excellence in Teaching.
Challenging Discussions is a resource for USC faculty who would like help in managing potentially difficult dialogues in their classes. This series focuses on handling discussions that involve emotionally charged, controversial, or sometimes deeply personal topics. Modules cover all aspects of incorporating discussions in courses, including course design and discussion facilitation.
The four foundational human learning theories: behaviorism, cognitivism, constructivism, and andragogy.
Inclusive teaching through Universal Design for Learning (UDL), setting the course environment, classroom norms, accommodations, and authentic assessment.
Developing student skill levels through scaffolding, a growth mindset, a positive class environment, aligned assessments, effective assignment descriptions, and transparent grading.
Principles for fostering instructor presence in online courses.
Active learning strategies, its basis in learning theories, flipped courses, and student motivation.
The development and delivery of course content, including principles of multimedia instruction, flipped resources, and inclusivity.