Resource of the Month

February’s resource*, Encouraging Participation in Face-to-Face Lectures: The Index Card Technique, is found in Communication Teacher. The article, written by Laura Beth Daws, explains a strategy to increase students’ verbal discussion and participation in the classroom. According to its website, the journal, which is a peer-reviewed publication of the National Communication Association, publishes original scholarship that considers the practice and assessment of the teaching of communication across K-2, university/college, and other educational contexts.”

The purpose of the Resource of the Month is twofold:
1) To encourage the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) by providing examples of high-quality research.
2) To provide faculty with innovative ideas that promote effective pedagogy.

* Editor’s note: I chose this month’s resource not only because it illuminates a great teaching idea,  but also because I wanted to highlight discipline-specific SoTL opportunities. I picked a journal from my discipline (Communication Studies), and I would encourage you to look for SoTL publications in your disciplines, as well.