Getting the Word Out

“Getting the word out” to students has become more challenging as social media trends change rapidly and new platforms emerge. Whether a faculty member wants to notify students of a class cancellation, the athletics department announces free t-shirts at the next home game, or we are asking them to complete their Teaching Surveys, deciding which…

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Classroom Technology: History of Hype

Marketplace has an interactive timeline of technology in the classroom – and it goes back a lot further than you might think! Starting in 1922 with Thomas Edison’s vision for the motion picture to the massive influx of computers in the early 1980s, Marketplace details classroom technology and how it has grown from decade to…

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Statistics, Educational Data, and…oops

No matter the data, it can misrepresent a message depending on how it is used. That’s what an interesting piece from The Chronicle of Higher Education points out in “How To Lie With Education Data, Part 1”. It details a classic illustration of how data can used to misinform as well as inform, focusing on using data to skew facts regarding…

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What do the best college teachers do?

The International Higher Education Teaching & Learning Association recently sat down and conducted an interview with Dr. Ken Bain. Dr. Bain is the author of What the Best College Teachers Do, and he operates under the belief that college students are more likely to succeed in a cooperative classroom environment, as opposed to a competitive one. Dr. Bain…

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