Teaching

When Less Is More

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Changes in essay requirements to apply to MIT and Penn reflect sense among admissions officers that students don't need to write a book (or even 1,000 words).

Gates Foundation's New Program

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has become a major force in pushing for improvements in college completion rates, is now linking that goal to technological innovation.

Battle for a Market

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Lecture capture is hot, with publishers building ties to the field and debate roiling over the best business model.

Preparing Professors to Teach

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Doctoral student interest and enrollments in teacher certificate programs are rising, as programs evolve (and emerge) and job market worsens.

Gaming as Teaching Tool

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At Educause, one technologist says the games that normally distract students from schoolwork could provide an ideal model for course design.

Globalization 101

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At Sloan-C conference, a Connecticut professor explains how he's using wikis to teach less cosmopolitan students the basics of 21st-century technology and cultural exchange.

When Social Media Is Irrelevant

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At Sloan-C, academics discuss when fostering social intimacy in the online classroom environment is necessary, and when it might distract from more basic student needs.

Harnessing Social Media

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Deluge of information can be distracting, but can Twitter be used to focus students' attention?

Constant Curricular Change

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Study documents extent to which professors regularly alter their courses -- and their uncertainty over whether pedagogic innovation is valued.

Teaching Online Professors ... Online

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Pearson plans to join small group of providers selling online courses aimed at instructors shifting to digital environment.

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