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.

Booklets

"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.

On Thursday, January 10 at 2:00 PM ET, Inside Higher Ed's editors will present a free webcast to discuss the themes of the booklet. Register now to attend the webcast.

This booklet was made possible in part by the advertising support of Top Hat.

Archive

May 13, 2011

When you hit an awkward or incorrect sentence in a student essay, writes Mark Longaker, remember the learning process.

May 12, 2011
To get students more engaged in texts, some professors hold marathon sessions where students read the books out loud.
May 9, 2011

Some states see the online, competency-based Western Governors U. as a way to boost college completion rates without increasing higher ed spending; some professors see it as a parasite, not a panacea.

April 25, 2011
To broaden language offerings amid massive budget cuts, Pennsylvania higher ed system says it will offer distance degrees in Arabic.
April 15, 2011

Showing students how to read critically and formulate research queries is part of the teaching function of college libraries. But how do you teach students to read critically that which has no text?

That is the challenge Frances May, an adjunct librarian at the University of North Texas, took on when she decided to adapt her library’s orientation program to meet what she sees as a growing demand for “visual literacy” among today’s college students.

April 11, 2011
Study of freshman research papers suggests students don't really understand the sources they cite.
April 7, 2011
New guidelines for teaching writing seek to build "habits of mind" instead of touting specific methods.
March 29, 2011
Dickinson looks to infuse liberal education into military training -- and to get similar colleges to build ties to the armed forces.
March 14, 2011
An instructor and a student share lessons they learned from a class in which university students taught Russian literature at a juvenile correctional facility.
March 10, 2011
With colleges desperate to improve remedial programs, educational tech companies see a growing market for "adaptive" learning software.

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