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Intentional Teaching is a podcast aimed at educators to help them develop foundational teaching skills and explore new ideas in teaching. Hosted by educator and author Derek Bruff, the podcast features interviews with educators throughout higher ed.Intentional Teaching is sponsored by UPCEA, the online and professional education association.

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Intentional Teaching is a podcast aimed at educators to help them develop foundational teaching skills and explore new ideas in teaching. Hosted by educator and author Derek Bruff, the podcast features interviews with educators throughout higher ed.Intentional Teaching is sponsored by UPCEA, the online and professional education association.

    AI-Enhanced Learning with Pary Fassihi

    AI-Enhanced Learning with Pary Fassihi

    I talked recently with Pary Fassihi, senior lecturer in the College of Arts and Sciences Writing Program at Boston University, about her use of generative AI tools like ChatGPT and Adobe Firefly in her writing and research courses. I’ve known Pary a long time… She’s in my first book, Teaching with Classroom Response Systems, about using clickers in the language instruction courses she was teaching back around 2007. These days, she still teaches some language courses, but most of her teaching is for the writing program at Boston. And she’s been sharing some very interesting things on LinkedIn about the ways she has integrated generative AI in her courses! In the interview, she talks about using AI-generated images with her students, having ChatGPT play the role of peer reviewer for student work, getting AI to help students with course readings, and much more.

    Episode Resources
    Pary Fassihi on LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/in/pary-fassihi/ 
    Pary’s Human vs. AI-Generated Summary and Response assignment, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NxkqM8yrLJAPLwYdEB8gcng8qqJZP9AzCEpkj8fTfZQ/edit 
    Pary’s Peer Review Papers with ChatGPT assignment, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1db1_LtM2d5ijGx25unLFcxHbfpPjCl2iOB1DoL_gqT0/edit

    Pary's AI-Inspired Art Creation activity, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SkVtwGKwqF0M4rzlOYo-xyesseTotkNfZy4uNi2MVN8/edit

    Boston's AI-Intensive Writing, Research, and Inquiry Courses, https://www.bu.edu/dli/projects/ai-intensive-writing-research-inquiry-courses/

    Adobe Firefly, https://www.adobe.com/products/firefly.html 
    Claire Silver, AI collaborative artist, https://www.clairesilver.com/
    Podcast Links:
    Intentional Teaching is sponsored by UPCEA, the online and professional education association.

    Subscribe to the Intentional Teaching newsletter: https://derekbruff.ck.page/subscribe
    Support Intentional Teaching on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/intentionalteaching

    Find me on LinkedIn, Bluesky, and Mastodon, among other places.

    See my website for my "Agile Learning" blog and information about having me speak at your campus or conference.

    • 40 min
    AI Learning Assistants with Sravanti Kantheti

    AI Learning Assistants with Sravanti Kantheti

    We know that having students go to the free version of ChatGPT and ask it questions about course content can lead to some… inaccurate answers. But what if we could send students to an AI chatbot that was actually trained on our course content? Might that be a useful tool for learning?
    These are no longer hypothetical questions. Top Hat has rolled out a new AI tool called Ace, an AI chatbot that reads your own course materials and answers student questions using those materials. How well does Top Hat Ace work? I reached out to Top Hat super-user Sravanti Kantheti to find out.

    Sravanti is the program director for anatomy and physiology at Lanier Technical College in Georgia, as well as an adjunct biology professor at Georgia State University. She recently introduced Ace to her students. In our conversation, Sravanti shares how her students have been using Ace and what they think of it and we talk about how a tool like Ace can help students succeed in a challenging course like anatomy and physiology.

    Episode Resources

    Sravanti Kantheti on LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/in/sravanti-kantheti-9874a261/

    Top Hat Ace, https://tophat.com/features/ace-ai/

    "The ChatGPT Effect and Transforming Nursing Education with Generative AI," Gosak, Pruinelli, Topaz, & Stiglic (2024), https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1471595324000179
     
    Podcast Links:
    Intentional Teaching is sponsored by UPCEA, the online and professional education association.

    Subscribe to the Intentional Teaching newsletter: https://derekbruff.ck.page/subscribe
    Support Intentional Teaching on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/intentionalteaching

    Find me on LinkedIn, Bluesky, and Mastodon, among other places.

    See my website for my "Agile Learning" blog and information about having me speak at your campus or conference.

    • 37 min
    Instructional (Re)Design with David Hinson and Shawndra Bowers

    Instructional (Re)Design with David Hinson and Shawndra Bowers

    David Hinson is the R. Hugh Daniel professor of architecture at Auburn University. David teaches a course in professional practice, a course that covers such things as running a business, marketing and communication, and professional ethics. When he realized that his lecture course needed an overhaul, he reached out to Auburn’s center for teaching and learning, the Biggio Center, for an instructional design consultation.

    Shawndra Bowers is the associate director of learning experience design at the Biggio Center, where she manages a team of 40 people who support online education at Auburn. Shawndra has her hand in a variety of interesting teaching projects at Auburn. She started working with David to take his onsite lecture course and turn it into an active learning course that leverages the best of online teaching and learning.
    In the interview with David and Shawndra, we talk about what motivated David to redesign his course, the big changes David and Shawndra made to the course, how the two have leveraged student feedback to continue to improve the course over time, and what its like to work with an online education unit to redesign an onsite course. 

    Episode Resources

    David Hinson's faculty page, https://cadc.auburn.edu/people/david-hinson/

    Shawndra Bower's staff page, https://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/bios/shawndra-bowers.php

    Auburn Biggio Center, https://biggio.auburn.edu/

    "Blurring the Lines for Faculty Development," Derek's recent UPCEA blog post, https://upcea.edu/blurring-the-lines-for-faculty-development/ 
    Podcast Links:
    Intentional Teaching is sponsored by UPCEA, the online and professional education association.

    Subscribe to the Intentional Teaching newsletter: https://derekbruff.ck.page/subscribe
    Support Intentional Teaching on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/intentionalteaching

    Find me on LinkedIn, Bluesky, and Mastodon, among other places.

    See my website for my "Agile Learning" blog and information about having me speak at your campus or conference.

    • 38 min
    Students as Partners with Aimee Fleming and Maren Rice

    Students as Partners with Aimee Fleming and Maren Rice

    Students as Partners programs have been on my radar for years now. These are programs that pair faculty with thoughtful students who provide input and feedback into the faculty member’s teaching and course design. The programs seem to have incredible benefits to the student partners, to the faculty partners, and to the faculty partner’s students, but I never figured out a way to get one started while I was at Vanderbilt.

    Thanks to a fireworks show during the 2023 POD Network conference, I learned that Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has a recently started a very popular Students as Partners Program. On the podcast, I talk with two people who know the program there well: Aimee Fleming, associate director for the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, or CTLE, at Embry-Riddle, and Maren Rice, student partner for the CTLE. We had a great conversation about the Students as Partners program, how it started, how it works, and what benefits it brings to all involved.

    Episode Resources
    ·       Students as Partners, Center for Engaged Learning, Elon University, https://www.centerforengagedlearning.org/resources/students-as-partners/ 
    ·       Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, https://prescott.erau.edu/ctle 
    Podcast Links:
    Intentional Teaching is sponsored by UPCEA, the online and professional education association.

    Subscribe to the Intentional Teaching newsletter: https://derekbruff.ck.page/subscribe
    Support Intentional Teaching on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/intentionalteaching

    Find me on LinkedIn, Bluesky, and Mastodon, among other places.

    See my website for my "Agile Learning" blog and information about having me speak at your campus or conference.

    • 39 min
    Inclusive STEM Teaching with Tershia Pinder-Grover and Sarah Hokanson

    Inclusive STEM Teaching with Tershia Pinder-Grover and Sarah Hokanson

    The Inclusive STEM Teaching Project is a free, online, six-week course “designed to advance the awareness, self-efficacy, and ability of faculty, postdocs, and doctoral students to cultivate inclusive STEM learning environments for all their students and to develop themselves as reflective, inclusive practitioners.”
    On the podcast today, I talk with two of the project team members. Tershia Pinder-Grover is director of the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching in Engineering at the University of Michigan, and Sarah Hokanson is assistant vice president and assistant provost for research development and PhD and postdoc affairs at Boston University. We talk about what makes this online course about inclusive teaching unique, including the use of local learning communities, affinity groups, and a troupe of actors, as well as the challenges of putting together such an impactful course.

    And in case you don’t listen to the end of the interview, you should know that the course is being offered again this spring, starting on March 3rd, 2024. See below for a link to register.

    Episode Resources
    ·       Inclusive STEM Teaching Project, https://www.inclusivestemteaching.org/
    ·       Spring 2024 course offering on edX, https://www.edx.org/learn/teacher-training/boston-university-the-inclusive-stem-teaching-project 
    ·       Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching courses, https://www.stemteachingcourse.org/ 
    ·       “Ten Years of Preparing Future Faculty through STEM Teaching Courses,” Derek Bruff, https://derekbruff.org/?p=4162 
     
    Podcast Links:
    Intentional Teaching is sponsored by UPCEA, the online and professional education association.

    Subscribe to the Intentional Teaching newsletter: https://derekbruff.ck.page/subscribe
    Support Intentional Teaching on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/intentionalteaching

    Find me on LinkedIn, Bluesky, and Mastodon, among other places.

    See my website for my "Agile Learning" blog and information about having me speak at your campus or conference.

    • 39 min
    Enhancing Inclusive Instruction with Tracie Addy, Derek Dube, and Khadijah Mitchell

    Enhancing Inclusive Instruction with Tracie Addy, Derek Dube, and Khadijah Mitchell

    Tracie Addy, Derek Dube, and Khadijah Mitchell are authors of a new book called Enhancing Inclusive Instruction: Student Perspectives and Practical Approaches for Advancing Equity in Higher Education. It’s a sequel to their 2021 book, What Inclusive Instructors Do: Principles and Practices for Excellence in College Teaching, both from Routledge. 
    In this episode, the three co-authors talk about the origins of the book series, the importance of hearing student voices when practicing inclusive teaching, and how someone like me, who has been practicing active learning instruction for a couple of decades, might want to reconsider a few of his teaching practices.

    Episode Resources
    ·       Enhancing Inclusive Instruction: Student Perspectives and Practical Approaches for Advancing Equity in Higher Education (Routledge, 2024), https://www.routledge.com/Enhancing-Inclusive-Instruction-Student-Perspectives-and-Practical-App/Addy-Dube-Mitchell/p/book/9781642675719 
    ·       Book launch on February 27th, https://lafayette.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtcuCtqDorE9KK1RnODlhWBBf4IsV7g9iR#/registration 
    ·       “A Tool to Advance Inclusive Teaching Efforts: The ‘Who’s in Class?’ Form,” Addy, Mitchell, & Dube, Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (2021), https://journals.asm.org/doi/10.1128/jmbe.00183-21 
    ·       “The Development of the Protocol for Advancing Inclusive Teaching Efforts (PAITE),” Addy, Younas, Cetin, Rizk, Cham, Nwankpa, & Borzone, Journal of Educational Research and Practice (2022), https://ldr.lafayette.edu/concern/publications/q237ht28c 
    ·       Inclusive Teaching Visualization Project, https://inclusiveteachingvisualization.com/ 
    ·       Tomorrow’s Professor Today at UVA, https://cte.virginia.edu/programs/tomorrows-professor-today 
    ·       “What Really Matters for Instructors Implementing Equitable and Inclusive Teaching Approaches,” Addy, Reeves, Dube, & Mitchell, To Improve the Academy (2021), https://journals.publishing.umich.edu/tia/article/id/182/ 
     
    Podcast Links:
    Intentional Teaching is sponsored by UPCEA, the online and professional education association.

    Subscribe to the Intentional Teaching newsletter: https://derekbruff.ck.page/subscribe
    Support Intentional Teaching on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/intentionalteaching

    Find me on LinkedIn, Bluesky, and Mastodon, among other places.

    See my website for my "Agile Learning" blog and information about having me speak at your campus or conference.

    • 40 min

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