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Peer-Reviewed Paper Published: Facilitating Learning

Facilitating learning is a broader topic than teaching. It includes designing effective and efficient programs, selection of appropriate course content and materials, the design of the course, classroom and online dynamics, and the art of content delivery in many different venues and with many different teaching styles.

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Facilitating Learning

Facilitating learning is a broader topic than teaching. It includes designing effective and efficient programs, selection of appropriate course content and materials, the design of the course, classroom and online dynamics, and the art of content delivery in many different venues and with many different teaching styles. This article is a compilation of many interviews with faculty from many disciplines, providing powerful testimonies and detailed implementation strategies for what has worked well in their classrooms. By studying this article and its linked resources, and by using the associated shared files, you will be able to:
• Enable students to participate in selecting and sharing resources for courses that will help them succeed.
• Explain strategies that can help students progress through the curriculum efficiently and measure the overall effectiveness of scheduling and advising processes.
• Explain the impact of student motivation on learning and success.
• Evaluate a wide variety of pedagogical strategies including lecturing, the flipped classroom, student focused teaching, modelling and simulations, game-based learning, collaborative learning, experiential learning, and metacognition.
• Design more effective online and blended learning experiences.