Blogs on teaching and learning

by Stephanie Chasteen on March 24, 2009

As y’all know, I’m a big fan of the blogosphere.  I recently ran across a couple blogs that I thought others might be interested in.

The Teaching Professor, by a retired professor of teaching and learning at Penn State (MaryEllen Weimer).  Very good posts, on topics that we often discuss, such as self-assessment, and whether test anxiety hinders performance).

How We Learn – research and news on how we learn, by an associate professor of learning sciences at U. Washington.  This is more geared to providing resources or links to news reports (Pew results, funding news, and links to new educational programs).

The Active Learning Carnivale – only posts once a month, and gathers some of the best stuff on the blogosphere relate to active learning.  Written by a teacher, I’m unclear on her expertise, but her posts do highlight interesting articles elsewhere.

Cognitive Daily – Not always relevant to teaching, but always interesting.  Tidbits from cognitive science, written by a professor of psychology.

Also of interest

Derek Bruff’s blog on clickers (he’s the author of that new book on personal response systems — Teaching with Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning Environments) posts articles and discussions on clicker use.  Very nicely done.

The PERticles blog posts abstracts and links to recent articles in the PER literature.  Invaluable.

This is how I do a lot of my professional development and see what people are talking about outside the university.

Lastly, my own blog has now been duplicated at the National Science Digital Library’s Expert Voices network. Don’t leave and go there — that blog just contains a subset of what I post here, relevant to educators.

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