Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Feb 15, 2019
Sure, engineers earn more, but new study shows that liberal arts college grads are doing just fine and seeing economic mobility -- and that much of what is said about graduates of these programs is not backed by evidence.
Jan 18, 2019
The online course provider launches a slew of programs aimed at health care professionals, but observers wonder if the credentials will stand out in a crowded space.

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Survey reveals their thoughts on Me Too (nearly half have seen complaints of harassment by professors in last year), the liberal arts (many are worried), criteria for program cuts (they don't favor just counting number of majors), general education, textbook costs, civility and more.

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"Agile Teaching" is Inside Higher Ed's new curated collection of articles.

The booklet, the latest in a series of free, print-on-demand collections, examines new innovations in teaching and learning.

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August 2, 2011

Many of the students in today's college writing classroom are career-oriented and have little interest in literature; they also may not be native speakers of English. A traditional approach to teaching writing -- through reading and writing about classic literature -- may not reach these students.

July 29, 2011

Some colleges think they can increase students' engagement with Foursquare, a popular location-based site. Are they right?

July 25, 2011

Peace College's plans raise legal question of whether colleges can have separate sections for male and female students.

July 25, 2011

Is it a given that technology enhances the acts of writing, as it does the arts and sciences of film-making, design, engineering, data collection and analyses, and so forth? What about the teaching and learning of writing?

July 22, 2011

Idling in rush hour traffic, on my way home after finishing my last class of the day, I have lots of time to wonder who exactly comes up with all those brilliant ideas that are ruthlessly yet passively absorbed into our lives without discussion, fanfare, or debate, and simply become accepted as, "That's just the way things are done." Oh, you know what I mean. Who constructed the miniature containers of half & half such that when you finally pull back the tab that’s been welded closed, you will certainly spew milk everywhere but into your coffee cup?

July 21, 2011

A sure-to-be-controversial new study from the National Council on Teacher Quality – the same group that developed the heavily criticized methodology U.S.

July 14, 2011
Critics of grade inflation publish analysis finding that 43 percent of students earn As -- 10 times the number receiving Fs.
July 13, 2011

Cal State San Marcos professor explains how she used online mapping tools to help students connect social research to their own personal narratives.

July 11, 2011
Looking to expand its alliances in higher ed, the publicly edited online encyclopedia holds an academic conference.
July 6, 2011
At MIT, professors grapple with how to teach students to communicate about numbers in clear English.

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