For frictionless syllabus access, some bypass the college

Some professors provide students with barrier-free access to course information and materials, even when doing so requires extra work and leaves them feeling vulnerable.

A screenshot of the syllabus for a photography class.

'Low-effort' interventions can combat student cheating

A new study evaluates how six simple interventions, including quizzing students on academic honesty, appear to have reduced cheating in a computer science course.

Teacher and students in programming school

More professors now embrace Wikipedia in the classroom

Professors who incorporate Wikipedia-editing assignments into coursework enhance their students’ digital literacy skills while broadening their own roles—from educating college students to educating society.

The Wikipedia homepage, with a magnifying glass focused on the banner.

Professors and academics will stay on Twitter—for now

Academics who tweet are weighing the opportunity costs of leaving Twitter while looking into other social media platforms. But few are fleeing the digital gathering space in which they have invested so much—at least not yet.


Ratings and bias against women, over time


Two new studies show how bias against women in student ratings operates over time, worsening with critical feedback and instructor age.

The back of a blond person's head; the blond person is facing a lecture hall full of students.

Machines can craft essays. How should writing be taught now?

Artificial intelligence can now produce prose that accomplishes the learning outcomes of a college writing assignment. What does that say about the assignment?

On the left-hand side, a person writes on a clipboard with a pen. On the right-hand side, a robotic hand types on a laptop keyboard.

Publisher reinstates blocked ebooks, but librarians unsatisfied

After scrambling fall courses by withdrawing more than 1,380 ebooks, Wiley now says it will restore access to the course materials. Its short-term solution leaves many librarians unsatisfied.

Close-up of a person's hand touching an e-ink digital screen.

Pioneers discuss the challenges facing computer science

As recipients of the world’s most prestigious computer science awards gather this month in Germany, they share concerns about teaching, ed-tech tools, and improving-but-still-low participation rates by women.

Alexei Efros, a white man with his glasses pushed up on his forehead, is hunched over a laptop computer.

Publisher blocks access to ebooks; students, faculty scramble

Wiley withdraws more than 1,300 titles from a large multidisciplinary ebook collection for libraries as fall classes begin, hindering students’ access to affordable learning materials.

A person's hand in front of an illuminated ereader screen.

The needs and preferences of fully online learners: a survey

Students who actively choose virtual programs because their work or family lives demand it are more satisfied with their online studies than they were before the pandemic, a new survey finds.

A student in a graduation gown holds a baby and is surrounded by family members.


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