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Check out these helpful internet sources for higher-education news, tips for engaging students, and ideas for using technology in the classroom, among other subjects.

  • The Bok Blog (Harvard University): Harvard's Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning keeps a blog with useful posts on assessment, teaching philosophies, case studies and other interesting subjects. The center strives to enhance the quality of undergraduate education at Harvard by providing Harvard's teachers with resources, programs and support that promote excellence in teaching.
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education: This highly esteemed news source for colleges and universities maintains several blogs that address pedagogy, technology, innovation and other matters pertinent to faculty.
  • CUNY Academic Commons: This site links to several blogs by CUNY faculty on a variety of subjects, including digital initiatives at the Grad Center, the CUNY games network, and information literacy, among others.
  • Faculty Focus: Created in 2003 by Magna Publications, the Faculty Focus blog publishes articles on effective teaching strategies for the college classroom - both face-to-face and online. It is also home to The Teaching Professor, a blog written by Dr. Maryellen Weimer, professor emeritus at Penn State Berks and one of the nation's most highly regarded authorities on effective college teaching.
  • Techniques in Learning and Teaching (TILT): Run by the University of Minnesota, TILT provides insightful, short, research-based, locally tested, globally minded and timely learning/teaching resources. Ideas for each week's Teaching Tip are provided by a network of teachers, researchers, community members and learners connected directly or through collaborations to the University of Minnesota.