More Information About SoTL Snapshots
The SoTL Snapshot project draws on the expertise of many members of the OTL team. Undergraduate co-op and work study students contributed to the design of the PDF template and webpages. Educational Developers carefully select articles to summarize based on criteria including relevance of the results to the University of Guelph teaching community.
Undergraduate and co-op students, Graduate Educational Developers, and other members of the OTL team write SoTL Snapshots. Students in UNIV*6800 also write SoTL Snapshots as a course assessment and are invited to add their Snapshot to the collection after the course ends. All writers are trained in clear language writing and Educational Developers in OTL review all SoTL Snapshots for accuracy and clarity.
The SoTL Snapshot project was inspired by similar clear language summary collections designed to mobilize research evidence. The SoTL Snapshot template is adapted with permission from Research Impact Canada. SoTL Snapshots can also compliment the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Annotated Literature Database, a large database of 100-word summaries of SoTL literature.
SoTL Snapshots are licensed under the CC-BY Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Canada License. This license allows you to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, as long as you cite the Office of Teaching and Learning as the creator of the Snapshot.
To cite SoTL Snapshots, we recommend the following citation format:
Snapshot author last name, first initial. (Snapshot publication date). Snapshot title. [Summary of Article author last name, First name. (Year). Journal article title). SoTL Snapshots. Website URL.
e.g., Saharan, S. (2020). Positive self-talk reduces public speaking anxiety. [Summary of Shadinger et al. (2019) The impact of a positive, self-talk statement on public speaking anxiety.] SoTL Snapshots. https://otl.uoguelph.ca/teaching-practice-pedagogy/sotl-snapshots/assessment/positive-self-talk-reduces-public-speaking