IDS Teaching and Learning Library
The IDS Library offers a wide variety of resources (books, journals, films) on a multitude of teaching and learning topics, faculty survival in the academy, internationalizing- interculturalizing the curriculum, and on-line teaching. You are welcome to browse the library, seek out resources on a particular topic or get help from us in identifying the resources that be most useful to you. Take a look!
The Instructional Development Newsletter
IDS newsletters contain articles written information on such topics as course and student assessment, classroom climate, the first day of class, testing tips, classroom assessment techniques, classroom technology, grading, and a host of pragmatic teaching strategies. (Sample newsletters from the past can be provided upon request.)
In addition to IDS and faculty-produced articles, the newsletter features reports on campus teaching and learning enterprises such as UMD's popular Tech Camps, accounts from faculty and students who worked together on UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program) projects, news about bringing graduate teaching assistants up to speed in the classroom, information on weighing the worth of information from the Web, and reviews of fresh additions to the IDS Library.
UMD faculty are encouraged and invited to contribute articles to The Instructional Development Newsletter. Contact the editor, LeAne Rutherford, if you wish to participate in this publication.
Websites, Books, and Resources on Teaching and Learning by Category
- Assessment Resources: Resources for program, course and student assessment
- Books for New Faculty and TAs
- Classroom Management
- Course Design Video Primers:
- Discipline Specific Journals
- Encouraging Attendence: Students who attend classes and tutorials regularly perform better than students who do not....
- GTA and ITA Materials 2010
- IDS Intercultural Resources
- For ITAs and International Faculty Short Film Clips on Collaborative Learning Strategies from BYU
- Teaching Journals Teaching Your First Classes: A variety of resources for "starting out on the right foot"