Top Picks for Conferencing

Conferencing with Students
Center for Teaching and Learning
Resourses for Faculty members
Conferencing in EN 121

Top Picks for Multiple Intelligence and Learning Styles

Different groups and individuals have different analysis of learning styles.  You might enjoy quickly reviewing their analysis. There are many more on the web:

Understanding your teaching style
For additional information see:  The Zero Project's Adult Multiple Intelligences (AMI) arm at

In his book, 7 Kinds of Smart, Thomas Armstrong  provides descriptions and examples of each
intelligence together with exercises to further develop each area.

  • Linguistic: ( one or two examples of each which could be used in a class)
  • Logical/Mathematical
  • Spatial
  • MusicalLinks to project based learning
  • Links to Learning Styles
  • Brain Based Learning
  • Bodily-Kinesthetic
  • Interpersonal
  • Intrapersonal


Top Picks for Collaborative Learning Webpages

A collection of articles on Collaborative/Cooperative Learning is available at this University of Oregon site. * Citation for benefits page

Top Picks for Service-Learning

Service-Learning Homepage
The purpose of this excellent site is to serve as a virtual guide to, and library of, service learning in higher education.

The primary components of the site are:

  • Guide to College and University Service-Learning Programs, Courses and Syllabi
  • Service-Learning Discussion Group archives
  • Guide to Service-Learning Organizations, Networks, Venues and Resources
  • Online library of Service-Learning Syllabi (by discipline).

UCLA Service-Learning Clearinghouse Project
This web site contains information and resources focusing on:

  • Faculty Issues
  • K- H Partnerships
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Training and Technical Assistance
  • Service-Learning Research.

Suggested Readings on Learning Communities

Astin, A. (1993). What matters most in college: Four critical years revisited. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Austin, A. & Baldwin, R.G. (1991). Faculty collaboration. Enhancing the quality of scholarship and teaching. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report No. 7. Washington, D.C.: The George Washington University, School of Education and Human Development.

Bouton, C. & R.Y. Garth, eds. 1983. Learning in groups. New Directions for Teaching and Learning No. 14. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Bruffee, K.A. (1993). Collaborative learning: Higher education, interdependence, and the authority of knowledge. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Univ. Press.

Cross, K.P. (1998). "Why learning communities? Why now?" About Campus. July-August 1998, 3(3): 4-11.

Gabelnick, F. and J. MacGregor, R. Matthews, B.L. Smith. (1990). Learning communities: Creating connections among disciplines, students, and faculty. New Directions in Teaching and Learning, No. 41. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Lenning, O.T. & Ebbers, L.H. (1999). The powerful potential of learning communities: Improving education for the future. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report Volume 26, No. 6. Washington, D.C.: The George Washington University, Graduate School of Education and Human Development.

Wenger, E. (1998). Communities of practice: Learning, meaning, and identity. Cambridge, England: Cambridge Univ. Press.

Advice on Lecturing

Oral Presentation Advice,

Effective Lecturing,

Notes on Lecturing,

Pitfalls of lecturing

Tips on Lecturing: A Short Reading list,

Active Learning

Active Learning Bibliography,

Teaching Centers


Tools for Teaching,

Adult Learning and Literacy

National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL)

NCSALL is the parent group for several research and development projects, including the AMI Study. NCSALL pursues basic and applied resarch in the field of adult basic education; builds partnerships between researchers and practitioners; disseminates research and best practices to practitioners, scholars, and policy makers; and works with the field to develop a comprehensive research agenda.