My teaching process is a mix of industry standard workflow and dynamic teaching contents that builds student involvement. Over the years I have tried and tested a variety of tools that makes my teaching style effective. As a result I have developed a methodology that is involved, dynamic and satisfactory for my students and myself.
I use Canvas LMS for my classes. Courses are divided into Modules based on topic. Each module will have an assignment, related handouts, resources and discussions (when apply). See some samples below.
Course Module (Canvas)
Assessment & Student Learning Outcome
I implement a student centered approach to teaching. I assess my courses each semester once at midterms and once at the end of semester. These comprehensive assessments include evaluation methods such as Canvas Analytics, Discussions, Group Projects and Assignments. I use this data to enhance course contents, encourage better student participation and generate student learning outcome that is aligned with the institutional learning outcome.
Assessment Rubric: Portfolio Review Assignment
Lecture & Demonstrations
My lectures go hand in hand with demonstrations. I teach visual subjects, hence the demonstrations are a big part of learning. My classes follow project-based learning module. Each project starts with a demo and lecture, followed by Lab Hours and progress check on Canvas Discussions (when applicable). I make it a point to given one-on-one feedback when possible as each file has its unique issues. Group reviews are done when the project is due for grading.
Class Demonstration: 3D Walk
Coming from the game industry I learnt a lot from my peers working across the isle and being good at adaptability. I bring that experience into my academic work where I lead a few very successful projects that are team based.
I implement a 3-step process to teaching group projects: 1) Planning & Design, 2) Execution, 3) Closure. See below my workflow in details - a flowchart and few snapshots from one of my projects (Project Avatarah: 3D Characters Project).