The University Center for Teaching and Learning

There are a number of new initiatives targeted at faculty for the 2016-17
academic year. Take a look at some of the things we are working on.

The Change We Seek

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”  – President Barack Obama The time for change is upon us at the University of Pittsburgh and at CIDDE.  Very…

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Coming Soon…the University Center for Teaching and Learning

Things are changing in the world of teaching, learning and educational technology at Pitt. On June 24, Chancellor Gallagher announced the formation of Pitt’s University Center for Teaching and Learning. The new center was announced along with a set of broad initiatives associated with the University’s strategic plan. Provost Beeson’s…

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Remaking Expectations

Another week, another big announcement about maker culture here in Pittsburgh. As we continue on the renaissance pathway (Ohio-related news not withstanding), reports that the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh had received a $1 million pledge from Google towards its ongoing efforts to create educational makerspaces created quite a stir. The…

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Health Care Compliance: A Model for Personalized Learning

The term personalized learning refers to individualized learning, or a unique learning path for each student. Imagine a microbiology course that includes 50 students pursuing very different career paths — students interested in health care careers might complete an online instructional module that is different from that of the students…

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