Category: Classroom

How is Student-Centered Instruction Different than Traditional Instruction?

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Student-centered learning looks at where students are when they enter the classroom and attempts to customize teaching to allow students some freedom in choosing how to learn. This kind of teaching allows instructors to free themselves from the traditional lecture and allows them to change the learning space to one that best fits the needs […]

Laptops and Lectures: Mismatch or Opportunity?

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Recently, while browsing through my Twitter feed, (@HuckAtPurdue ), I saw an article linked called “Why you should take notes by hand — not on a laptop”. The article was from June 2014, written by Joseph Stromberg.   The article was referencing research published by Pam Mueller and Daniel Oppenheimer, entitled “The Pen is Mightier Than […]

TED Talk Videos and Captioning

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Using a TED Talk video in your classroom can engage your students. For that reason, using them is becoming more popular. If you plan to use a TED Talk video in your course, I highly recommend using the original video found on The videos on have captions, while copies of the TED Talk […]

Tools of the Trade: The INNOVATE Teaching with Technology Website

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

One of the great benefits of the Internet Age has been the development of digital tools that will aid faculty in their ability to improve their teaching and engage students in learning. During a recent consultation, the faculty member with whom I was working was trying to make a decision about which tool to choose […]

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

© 2015 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by Instructional Development Center

If you have trouble accessing this page because of a disability, please contact Instructional Development Center at