Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Sep 11, 2018
Early-alert systems designed to catch struggling students are ubiquitous in higher ed, but not every institution is seeing desired results.
This image shows Drew McKevitt's explanatory syllabus for his upcoming flipped classroom approach to teaching intro to world history. The image is divided into two sections: "This Class is Weird. What's Going On Here?" and "So what does that mean for you?
Aug 08, 2018
An instructor's explanatory syllabus prompts a discussion of how students perceive new learning models, and how much they want to know about pedagogy before a class begins.

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Archive

August 14, 2017

Conservative websites publicized and mocked a syllabus offering to let students grade themselves. Syllabus was pulled. But professor says he never intended the statement as more than a way to start a conversation.

August 7, 2017

The system at too many colleges is stuck in a cycle of insisting that some work is lower value than other work, then using the fact that it abuses the people who do that work as proof of its low value, argues Seth Kahn.

August 1, 2017

Setting goals can help students do better academically, and shorter-term, tangible goals are most effective, paper finds.

August 1, 2017

A $20 million project from National U seeks to combine adaptive courseware, predictive analytics and competency-based learning with a goal of better serving adult students.

July 31, 2017

Beyond offering opportunities to communicate quickly with family, friends and even teachers, texting also provides some intellectual benefits, argue Missy Watson and Madhuri Karak.

July 18, 2017

Thomas Doherty wonders if today’s atmosphere on college campuses encourages, or even tolerates, the kind of unsparing reprimand from a professor that might be needed for a student’s growth.

July 13, 2017

Article sets off debate on whether a roots genre from Appalachia risks its authenticity when colleges study and teach it.

July 10, 2017

University of Michigan adds an automated text-analysis tool to a growing program intended to give more students a chance to learn through writing.

July 6, 2017

Anthropologist offers explanation for why faculty members hesitate to adopt innovative teaching methods.

July 3, 2017

Without rigor and cohesive requirements, the liberal arts will eventually confront a future of irrelevance, argues Michael B. Poliakoff.

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