How to RIOT

Presenter/Discussion Leader

Briefly present an idea (5 minutes). Be prepared to answer questions and lead a discussion about it. Please post your RIOT to this blog the day before the meeting.


Write a blog post about the discussion that happened at the RIOT meeting.


  • present an idea for a new active learning technique you tried in class or learned about on a listserv
  • summarize a recent journal article
  • present a useful web site of instructional materials
  • present a new technological tool for use in the classroom or for assessment


  • Assessment
  • Active learning – practical examples
  • Assignments/exercises – practical examples
  • Effective faculty collaborations/core curriculum initiatives – practical examples
  • Learning theory
  • Motivational techniques for students
  • Outreach ideas
  • Topic selection
  • Instructional technology for information literacy
  • Student use of information
  • Teaching source evaluation/critical thinking

EDUCAUSE Interaction and Engagement Resources (place to mine for RIOT topics, courtesy of Meghan)

A Selective List of Journals on Teaching & Learning Need to find an article? Here’s a list of journals that cover teaching and learning, maintained by ACRL’s Instruction Section.

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