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Course Remote Delivery: Preparing for Finals

Course Remote Delivery: Preparing for Finals

In a 2020 article by Faculty Focus (Links to an external site.) on cheating online, they outline 14 ways to design your course to reduce cheating on online examinations.  From creating questions that require higher level thinking to protecting test questions answers,...

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

As marked by Mines’ senior leadership: “It has been difficult to watch and to process—the wrongness of the death, the intense anger and emotion of the protestors and the widely varying responses of our elected leaders.  Events like this and others over the past few...

Course Remote Delivery: Giving Students Feedback

Course Remote Delivery: Giving Students Feedback

Research like the meta-analysis by Wisniewski, Zierer, and Hattie (2020) (link access through Mines' library credentials) suggests that feedback is one of the most important drivers of student learning, but feedback needs to be specific and timely in order for...

Two new publications!

Two new publications!

The Trefny Center is proud to share the release of two new publications. Both result from course (re)design efforts at Mines spanning faculty reflections on the process (It's been a while) to identifying factors for successful implementation of active learning...

Weekly Strategies and Resources V.1

Weekly Strategies and Resources V.1

Welcome to the new weekly Trefny Center Strategies and Resources announcement. Each week we will be sending out "just in time" strategies you may want to try out in your remote courses during that week. After reviewing these strategies, please feel free to reach out...

TREFNY IN THE NEWS

Mines and the Trefny Center in TopCast Podcast
December 2019. In episode 56, “The Last Mile: Getting STEM Online”, Mines Online Program Manager, Dr. Jennifer Veloff, gets a shoutout from the hosts as a colleague who is tackling the challenges of delivering quality STEM courses online.

The Trefny Center and Mines is Featured in Forbes
June 2019. Drs. Barankin, Gardner, and Trefny Center director, Sam Spiegel, share their thoughts on active learning and institutional change around teaching and learning at Mines. 10 Signs Of Progress In Engineering For The Earth, Energy And Environment.

EdSurge News quotes Trefny Center online learning designer
February 2017.  A Guide to Picking a Learning Management System: The Right Questions to Ask.

Denver Business Journal Spotlights Mines Program to Promote Teaching and Learning
March 2016. Colorado School of Mines slowly starts curriculum overhaul.

Mines Engineering Better Learning
May 2016. Click the link to view the Journal and Press Release for the advent of the Engineering Learning Summer Intensive Course Revision Program: http://www.minesnewsroom.com/press-releases/mines-engineering-better-learning