Keep the Change: What’s new on the UCO campus?

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Welcome to another year at Central! While you’ve been enjoying the sweet, sweet freedom of summer, we’ve made a few changes around here. From parking and transportation to buildings and dining, there are signs of change on every corner of campus. Here’s what to expect during your first time back to UCO:

Closed for Business – Ayers Street

The days of cutting across . . .  read more

A review of Teaching and Learning: STEM a Practical Guide by Richard M. Felder and Rebecca Brent (2016, Jossey-Bass)

Dr. Jody Horn

STEM Student:

I really hate working on homework in groups—why can’t I work by myself?”

Professor: 

“I get that you’re unhappy and I’m sorry about it, but I’ve got to be

honest with you—my job here is not to make you happy but to prepare you for

your career. Here’s what’s not going to happen on your first day at work. They’re

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10 Active Learning Techniques in Engineering

Dr. Nesreen Alsbou, UCO

Written by Dr. Nesreen Alsbou- 

Transformative learning has the potential to transform the educational process by providing the educators with the tools to raise student’s interest in the material and make the teaching process more effective. A traditional class with homework, exams and an instructor spending all the lecture time lecturing and . . .  read more

A Professor’s Experience with STLR

Brad Paynter

Faculty involvement in STLR has amazing benefits for both faculty and students, but there are some issues that can be avoided through preparation. Here are the experiences of one faculty member who has implemented several STLR projects.

Over the past year, the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) has been implementing a Student Transformative . . .  read more