Teaching

The Evidence on Online Education

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It is superior in student learning to face-to-face instruction, says new meta-analysis from Education Department. And "blended" education does better still.

Getting Out of Grading

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Duke's Cathy Davidson, calling the current process "meaningless" and "superficial," decides to turn evaluations over to her students.

Taking Notes Beyond the Classroom

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Influx of note sharing Web sites that allow students to upload and download class notes has raised questions, but also helped to increase access to higher education.

Experiment in the Health Sciences

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Starting from scratch at the University of Minnesota's newly chartered Rochester campus, a team of faculty begins a project that aims to revolutionize teaching and learning.

Reaching Students, Setting Limits

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At political science meeting, professors share ideas about making their classrooms more engaging, and the tradeoffs involved.

New Player in Course Management Software

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It's Learning, which has many university clients in Europe, looks to grab a share of the U.S. market by stressing ease of use, individual learning plans.

Group Chemistry

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U. of Maryland Baltimore County uses classroom technology and shifts student roles to boost grades, attendance, and retention in chemistry courses.

Customized Uniformity

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A Wisconsin business school gets a grant to write custom e-textbooks aimed at keeping students on the same page

Mediocre? Not Us!

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Education secretary's sharp critique of teacher ed leaves many programs saying he's right, just not about their campuses.

E-Learning's 'Third Phase'

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Though Blackboard's critics have worried the company might monopolize the market for e-learning tools, competition continues to surface -- notably from companies that once were more focused on the administrative side of campus computing.

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