Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Jul 23, 2014
The U.S. Education Department opens the door to more tests with competency-based education, which could help set a new regulatory framework. 

Booklets

"The Evolving Curriculum -- Measuring Effectiveness of Change" is a compilation of articles and essays on efforts to reshape what and how colleges teach at a time of increased concern about how much students learn. The news and opinion articles -- collected in a print-on-demand booklet -- surveys the landscape of curricular development and learning assessment, examining trends and highlighting best practices.

Download the booklet here.

This booklet is part of a series of such compilations that Inside Higher Ed is publishing on a range of topics.

On June 26, Inside Higher Ed Editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman discussed the topics raised in the booklet's articles and answered questions in a free webinar. To view the webinar, please click here.

This booklet was made possible in part through the advertising support of the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

Archive

May 3, 2013

A new position statement from the National Council of Teachers of English says machine scoring of essays is easily "gamed" and can't grasp the same elements people can.

April 30, 2013

Disciplines that are under siege would do well to reject the models for their fields that were created by elite universities and that scare off students and the public, write Chris Buczinsky and Robert Frodeman.

April 25, 2013

New study suggests that the reasons students seek a higher education can have a big impact on their grades and likelihood of staying enrolled.

April 22, 2013

Students may be more willing to welcome significant learning experiences than critics of academe realize, at least if professors make the right assignments, writes Robert M. Eisinger.

April 17, 2013

Possible end game for competency-based education emerges with five new "direct assessment" programs, as foundations and experts discuss how to ensure academic quality.

April 16, 2013

Writing professors issue warning about plagiarism detection software.

April 11, 2013

Nebraska's Midland University finds success with a "three strikes" attendance policy.

April 10, 2013

Survey of executives suggests that companies are more concerned with graduates' broad skills than their field of study.

 

April 9, 2013

At annual gathering of study abroad administrators, speakers describe a need for programs guided by more clearly defined learning outcomes.

April 4, 2013

This month's edition of The Pulse podcast examines various services that instructors can use to capture their handwriting or voice to embed into learning modules for the flipped classroom or massive open online courses.

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