Technology Supported Learning & Retention

Technology Supported Learning & Retention (TSLR) wikibook is the "textbook" to help faculty apply the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education to their teaching.

In 1987, Chickering & Gamson published the now famous “Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education.” These principles are based on the perspective that the goal of a proper undergraduate education should be active, cooperative, and challenging.

Technology Supported Learning & Retention (TSLR)


Each section looks at one of the best practices in higher education instruction, and then considering technologies that support those practices.

TSLR Topics Overview


Faculty are asking for information and help using technology to support student learning and retention. We have packaged everything into one place. We provide the "guide on the side" and maximum flexibility to meet faculty needs within their time constraints.

  • Overview - Introduction to Technology Supported Learning & Retention (TSLR) - guided tour of technology, tools, functions, discussions, participate as a student in discussions, assignments, quizzes
  • Basics - Learning Support - Introduction, develop samples within own course shell, emphasis on application of technology to support learning objectives, access to a course shell on the development system for building course content activities
  • Course Management - Teaching and Learning - TSLR Introduction, Learning Support, further development of own course to address broader needs of students in a hybrid and fully online learning environment, emphasis on course management and pedagogy, special topics - importing quizzes, content, previous experience with learning support technologies

Formerly known as TEI - Technology Enhanced Instruction


The name change to Technology Supported Learning & Retention (TSLR) from Technology Enhanced Instruction (TEI) better reflects the focus on student learning rather than faculty teaching - an important distinction. The Technology Enhanced Instruction (TEI) was the name of the original project groundwork done in 2003. However, as the basis for curriculum for 2008 and beyond, a more student-centered title is appropriate. It isn't about us (faculty and course designers), it is about all of us (students and instructors as learners). Interestingly, little needed to be changed beyond the title, as the students' learning was the primary focus of the course materials.

.. may be useful if we decide to expand offering for K-12 teachers