International Society for Exploring Teaching & Learning

Our Organization

The purposes of the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning are to encourage the study of instruction and principles of learning.

Our Conference

The ISETL 50th Annual Conference on Innovative Higher Education Pedagogy will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina from October 10-12, 2019

Our Publications

The International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning (ISETL) currently publishes the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (ISSN 1812-9129).

What Laptop Covers (Not Screens) Tell Us About Students

Dr. Kisha G. TracyAssociate Professor, English StudiesCoordinator, Center for Teaching and LearningFitchburg State University In recent years, there have been a spate of news articles and more informal posts such as this one from a variety of higher education instructors discussing the role of laptops in the classroom. These range from decrying their presence, even banning…

The Most Expensive Seat In the House

Christian Rogers, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Computer Graphics TechnologyFaculty Fellow of Innovation, University CollegePurdue School of Engineering & TechnologyIndiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Much conversation in higher education today revolves around the cost to a student and the length of time it takes to pay for that education. What can be of a greater travesty is when…

Mid-Semester Evaluation: Don’t Wait Until it’s Too Late for Student Feedback

Dr. Diane D. Chapman, Teaching Professor, ELPHDDirector, Office of Faculty DevelopmentNC State University Before it’s too late, it’s time to plan for eliciting mid-semester feedback from your students.  I say “too late” because when asking instructors how they know what to change in order to improve their courses and their teaching, end-of-course evaluations or student evaluations…

“According to one ISETL participant, the conference was “the best I have ever attended — from the consistently high quality presentations, to the hospitality of the ISETL board and
members, to the dietary accommodations, to the effective scheduling, to the keynotes”