Quick: name your five best school teachers or college professors, the individuals from primary school through graduate school who made a difference – a big difference – in your education and your life. Ok, pencils down. What made these men and women effective instructors? Great teachers? Memorable mentors? How do you know? By what metrics do you assess their impact and effectiveness? Which teachers and professors “added value?” Why do their names linger while other names are lost?
Kenneth C. Green
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August 22, 2010
August 18, 2010
Much like new parking stickers, greetings from the dean, freshman orientation, long lines at the campus bookstore, and the reception to welcome new faculty and staff, the annual Beloit College "Mindset List" has become one of the back-to-campus rituals of American higher education. The Beloit List was launched in 1998 as a way to help academics understand the coming of age experience of the nation’s college freshmen.
August 15, 2010
Greetings, dear reader, and welcome to DigitalTweed. Launched in 1999 as a column in Converge Magazine, DT later appeared in Campus Technology Magazine (2003-06). Following an extended sabbatical, it returns to Inside Higher Ed, where IHE founders and editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman have given me permission to wander the academic landscape. If successful, these posts will inform and entertain, and at times also annoy. A little dissonance can be a good thing.
November 4, 2009
The emergence of a new expectations for learning management systems opens the way for IT leaders to become central players in the assessment movement, writes Kenneth C. Green.