Erica C. Fleming
Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning
Penn State College of IST
My first academic job was teaching writing courses. For seven years, I taught first-year composition and professional writing for the Program in Writing and Rhetoric in the English Department at Penn State. I constantly sought to improve my teaching through professional development and research on best practices. Most notably, I spent the summer of 2017 revising my Business Writing courses to a blended format with overwhelmingly positive results.
Starting in Spring 2022, I will teach IST 389: Leadership and Technology for Instruction. This course prepares undergraduate Learning Assistants (LA’s) to partner with faculty and students in the classroom. The course focuses on the science of learning, coaching strategies, providing feedback, evaluating work, and facilitating teams.
This is a video lecture on effective peer review that I used in my Business Writing course. I created these video lectures for a blended version of the class; students would watch lecture content during “online” class days, and in-person class time was reserved for discussion, writing, and interactivity.