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An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching MOOC – An Open, Online Course for Future (and Current) Faculty.

posted Oct 15, 2014, 6:48 AM by Kathy Dehshiri   [ updated Oct 15, 2014, 6:48 AM ]

Launching October 6, 2014, “An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching,” is an open, online course designed to prepare STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) faculty to be more effective teachers.


This free online course will provide future (and current) STEM faculty with an introduction to evidence-based STEM teaching practices.  Participants will learn about effective teaching strategies and the research that supports them, and they will apply what they learn to the design of lessons and assignments they can use in future teaching opportunities. Those who complete the course will be more informed and confident teachers, equipped for greater success in the classroom.


The course is hosted by Coursera.  You may sign up at



Local Learning Communities


There will be a local Learning Community hosted at MSU for MSU participants to meet each other face-to-face and to discuss the course materials and assignments. 


All meetings will be from 5:00-6:30p.m.  Below are the room numbers...

10/14 Room 120 Linton Hall
10/21 2nd Floor Conference Room Chittenden Hall
11/4 2nd Floor Conference Hall Chittenden Hall
11/18 2nd Floor Conference Hall Chittenden Hall




“An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching” is funded by a WIDER grant from the National Science Foundation led by PI Rique Campa (Michigan State University).  Other PIs on the grant are Kitch Barnicle (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Derek Bruff (Vanderbilt University), Bennett Goldberg (Boston University), and Robert Mathieu (University of Wisconsin-Madison).