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Resources for Effective Teaching

Topic:  Using Effective Lecture Strategies

General information:
Are you tired of students falling asleep during your lecture? Would you like to generate more student engagement during class? Or, perhaps you would just like to learn tricks to delivering an impactful lecture. Find answers about how to prepare and deliver an engaging lecture by following the links below.

Links to OSET Resource Pages
Delivering Impactful Lectures and Presentations- This link will take you to the 2007 Success in the Classroom presentation abstracts. From there, scroll down to page 15 to find a one page abstract offering suggestions on how to deliver impactful lectures; Len Kravitz, University of New Mexico.

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FacNet Resources – UNM faculty who are happy to help in this area:
UNM faculty have volunteered to offer one-on-one advice about using effective lecture strategies and will welcome you to watch them in their classrooms.  Contact OSET and we will make arrangements for you to meet.

Click here if you would like to volunteer your expertise to colleagues by joining FacNet.


Links to Useful Resources Outside UNM:
Deciding Whether to Lecture: An overview of strengths, weaknesses, and recommendations when considering what material should be lectured; BYU.

Delivering a Lecture: This webpage offers an abundance of tips to prepare for, deliver, and reflect upon your lecture; University of California, Berkeley.

Incorporating Active Learning Into your Lectures: This webpage provides some background information on the benefits of using active learning during lecture and gives examples of how to do so; University of Western Ontario.

Lecturing: This website links you to information regarding the basics, effective visuals, and interactive lectures; Vanderbilt University. 

Teaching Large Lecture Classes: A website at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte that covers all of the fundamental strategies for successfully teaching large lecture classes.

Engaging Student in Lectures: This site offers a Prezi used in a faculty workshop for lecturing to large classes but offers valuable tips for classrooms of any size; Vanderbilt.