Teaching

Study challenges data and ideas behind grade inflation in higher education

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Study challenges assumption that professors have become more lenient in evaluating students, or that their grades have less "signaling" power. Another researcher challenges paper as inaccurate.

Interview with professor at center of 'Jesus' debate at Florida Atlantic

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Deandre Poole, the instructor whose Florida Atlantic U. class exercise involving the word "Jesus" led to death threats and demands that he be fired, offers his first interview on what happened that day, on his faith and on academic freedom.

Florida International University attempts to infuse global learning across the curriculum

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Florida International University has embarked on an ambitious effort to internationalize the curriculum and assess students' global learning.

Students boycott final to challenge professor's grading policy (and get As)

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To test limits of Johns Hopkins professor's scaled grading policy, all of his students boycott the final -- and all get As as a result.

Arizona St. and Knewton's grand experiment with adaptive learning

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Knewton says its data-rich system can read students' minds. The company has landed Arizona State and Pearson as partners -- will the rest of higher education follow?

New book challenges the idea that professors don't care about teaching

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Research from University of Washington shows professors to be self-critical about and constantly struggling to improve their teaching.

Liberal arts college explore uses of 'blended' online learning

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Bryn Mawr experiments with artificially intelligent teaching software, says "blended" online learning might reinforce, rather than undermine, mission of small, residential colleges.

Report: Robots stack up to human professors in teaching Intro Stats

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In a study spanning six public universities, students taught statistics mainly through software learned as much as peers taught primarily by humans. And the robots got the job done quicker.

Khan Academy ponders what it can teach the higher education establishment

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What, if anything, can a former hedge fund analyst and his motley crew of Silicon Valley number-crunchers teach higher education?

Exam Howlers

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Times Higher Education releases its annual compilation of amusing student writing.

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