Teaching

New Player in Course Management Software

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It's Learning, which has many university clients in Europe, looks to grab a share of the U.S. market by stressing ease of use, individual learning plans.

Group Chemistry

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U. of Maryland Baltimore County uses classroom technology and shifts student roles to boost grades, attendance, and retention in chemistry courses.

Customized Uniformity

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A Wisconsin business school gets a grant to write custom e-textbooks aimed at keeping students on the same page

Mediocre? Not Us!

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Education secretary's sharp critique of teacher ed leaves many programs saying he's right, just not about their campuses.

E-Learning's 'Third Phase'

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Though Blackboard's critics have worried the company might monopolize the market for e-learning tools, competition continues to surface -- notably from companies that once were more focused on the administrative side of campus computing.

The New Diagnostics

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Some colleges are using learning technology to predict which students will succeed in various courses, who might need help, and who might need to reconsider enrolling.

Tweeting in Class

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Should Twitter be viewed as a teaching tool or a distraction?

Fans and Fears of 'Lecture Capture'

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DENVER — If professors record their lectures and put them online, will students still come to class?

That question came up in two different sessions at the 2009 Educause Conference here on Friday. And in both cases, the panelists cited research indicating that students’ likelihood of skipping class has no correlation with whether a professor decides to capture her lecture and post it the Web.

More Engaged

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Annual survey of student engagement finds notable gains across sectors, and offers new analysis on gaps between science and non-science students, the transfer experience, and impact of learning management systems.

Choose Your Own Freshman Comp

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City College of New York ditches general writing courses for weightier discipline-specific writing courses team taught by upper-level professors and writing instructors.

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