Learning Matters is the publication of the Teaching-Learning Center at Durham Technical Community College. Faculty and staff from Durham Tech contribute articles and research that promote excellence and effectiveness in instruction.
Our first volume, which was made possible in part by a grant from the Carl D. Perkins Foundation and the Durham Tech Foundation, includes articles on collaborative classroom projects, discovery-based learning, and the challenges of preparing North Carolina's workforce for an increasingly global economy. Since then, the TLC has published Learning Matters articles addressing a variety of interesting topics, including hybrid instruction, course development, learning theory, and job readiness preparation in academic courses.
For a print version of Learning Matters, please contact us. Select
articles are available below.
5: Fall 2011
by LeAnne Disla and Constanza Gomez-Joines
Our Students and the Villagers of Sonador" by Marianne Williams
in a Global Village: How the Faculty Study Abroad Helped Me Rethink Cultural
Literacy on Campus" by Kerry Cantwell
Impact of Faculty Study Abroad on the Globalization of the Curriculum"
by Peter Wooldridge
from the Dominican Republic" by Kasey Jordan
Democracy: What a Developing Country Had to Teach Someone from the Heart
of the Free World" by Erin Riney
to Speak Dominican" by Lance Lee
Volume 4: Spring 2010
to Communities of Learning, Inquiry, and Practice at Durham Tech"
by Gabby McCutchen
in the Nursing Classroom" by Helen Ayres, Lois Ballen, and Lesley
Research in the Classroom: Experiential Musings" by Lois Ballen
Writing Assignments in Career and Technical Courses: A Study of Student
Attitudes Toward Writing" by Theresa A. Fine-Pawsey, Janice Kerber,
Janel Mays, Robbi Muckenfuss, and Tom Murphy
Implications of the Writing CLIP" by Janice Kerber
Development through CLIP" by Robbi Muckenfuss
Volume 3: Fall 2006
"Aha!: Timing and the Facilitation of Student Discovery of Voice
in the Story of America" by Tracy M. Constantine
"Telling the Story
in Humanities" by Bonnie Tilson
a Technique for Teaching and Learning" by Elizabeth Penton
Students in Learning a Real World Mentality" by Keri O'Malley
of In-group Identification and the Mastery of Critical Thinking in the
Learning College Classroom" by Peter Wooldridge and Mary Anne Grabarek
"ACA 111: A Thoughtful Approach
to Student Success" by Gabby McCutchen
Volume 2: Fall 2003
"Facing Reality and
Making Connections" by Stacey Whitlow and Kristin Smith
Implications of Game Use as an Instructional Method" by Peter Wooldridge
"Hybrid Classes: Maximizing
Institutional Resources and Student Learning" by Thomas Gould
"Ten Years of Library
Reference Services: Reflections on the Past and Speculation About the
Future" by Julie Humphrey and Mary Jackson
"Learning Theory and
Instructional Design" by Gregory McLeod
"Journaling and Reading:
A Case Study" by Robbi Muckenfuss
Volume 1: Spring 2002
"Global Stakes: The
Challenge of Preparing North Carolina’s Workforce for the 21st Century"
by Phail Wynn, Jr.
by Kristin Smith and Stacey Whitlow
Testing: One Instructor’s Experience" by Peter Wooldridge
Project: Real Writing Across the Curriculum" by Thomas Gould
"The Use of Games
as an Instructional Method" by Gregory McLeod
"Success of Developmental
Students in College-level Courses" by Christine Kelly-Kleese and
Paul D. Nagy
"Car Culture, Car College"
by Joseph Cole