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Considering Learner Diversity in Blended Learning Contexts

Dr Abdel Halim Sykes, Teaching and Learning Centre, SIM University The purpose of flexible and open learning is to cater to learners from diverse backgrounds with diverse learning needs; and this is especially true for blended learning contexts. For this … Continue reading

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My Online Instructor Experience: Connecting and Communicating with Students

Contributed by Dr. Nachamma Sockalingam, Lecturer, TLC Recently, I had the opportunity to facilitate an online discussion forum for one of UniSIM’s Core course called “Thinking Critically”. At the end of the course, I invited my students from three seminar … Continue reading

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It is not how we teach but how students learn that matters

Contributed by Mr. Fong Woon Yim, Associate Faculty (School of Business) Early Oct 2012, I was invited to a fellow associate’s class to observe how to engage students in group work. Till then, I had followed the lesson plan religiously i.e. … Continue reading

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A snapshot of the fourth TEAMS on “Preparing Materials to Present Effectively and Engage Students”

Contributed by Dr. Nachamma Sockalingam, TLC This post is a snapshot of the fourth TEAMS (Teaching Excellence for Associates: Meetings and Sharing session) for associates, that was held on the 17th of October, from 5 to 7 pm. The topic … Continue reading

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Preparing to teach

Contributed by Dr. Nachamma Sockalingam, TLC Being prepared is essential for being in class, be it as a student or an instructor. Just as we expect students to be prepared, we need to be prepared to teach as well. Being … Continue reading

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Becoming an Expert in Teaching: Does Experience Count?

By Nachamma Sockalingam Have you ever wondered what makes an expert teacher? Is expertise in teaching a result of nature or nurture? Are teachers born or can teachers be trained? Does experience necessarily mean expertise? Researchers have found that expertise … Continue reading

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Sharing by our Teaching Excellent Award Winner 2012 in FLD 2012

In the second session of the FLD, UniSIM’s Teaching Excellent Award Winner Mr. Peh Wee Leng shared with us his reflections on his teaching practices for engaging students . I have classified the pointers he mentioned under three groups. The first is … Continue reading

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