News Archive for 2015


January 29, 2015

By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Instructional Design

Can you teach students to be creative? Most of us would say no. It’s more like trying to teach for it—encouraging it, promoting it, acknowledging when it happens, and rewarding it. Despite the difficulties associated with teaching creativity, teachers shouldn’t be excused from...

January 22, 2015

By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Teaching Professor Blog

More than 600 students answered 17 survey items about one of their courses in order to help researchers explore factors that influence students’ use of office hours. The research goal was to identify ways instructors could increase the use of office hours...