Teaching

Blackboard, WebCT to Merge

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Combination of 2 leading e-learning platforms will dominate market, but some college officials fret about impact.

Blackboard vs....

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In buying WebCT, did course-management giant vanquish competition, or is open source the real competition?

Minor Additions

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Rice contemplates minors that would expand offerings, and perhaps limit pressure on students to accumulate multiple majors.

Joystick Nation

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Can video games infiltrate the final frontier: education?

Choosing the Core

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New plan for general education at Harvard would put many of the selections in students' hands.

The Evolving Ethnic Studies Classroom

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Professors call for a broader view of their programs -- and consider how to reach "resistant" white students.

Praying for College Success

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Religious and spiritual undergrads tend to be more engaged, survey finds.

TA's as the Key to Science Teaching

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In 1997, Elaine Seymour was one of the authors of Talking About Leaving: Why Undergraduates Leave the Sciences (Westview). She found that a reason cited by student after student -- at a range of institutions -- was poor teaching. And at many institutions, teaching assistants were a major part of the problem.

Not Just Child's Play

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“90 AD: A recently built Zulu city fell to my forces today. It was burned to the ground. Pity, it had quite a nice view of the ocean.”

That’s a journal entry from the emperor of Japan. The virtual emperor of Japan, anyway.

“130 AD: Persia contacted me today. Apparently, he finally convinced Cleo to introduce us. He seemed annoyed. In exchange for his World Map, I taught him Polytheism.”

What You Do All Day

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New data explore how professors at different kinds of institutions spend their time -- and how much time they spend on work.

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