Teaching

Gaming as Teaching Tool

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At Educause, one technologist says the games that normally distract students from schoolwork could provide an ideal model for course design.

Globalization 101

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At Sloan-C conference, a Connecticut professor explains how he's using wikis to teach less cosmopolitan students the basics of 21st-century technology and cultural exchange.

When Social Media Is Irrelevant

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At Sloan-C, academics discuss when fostering social intimacy in the online classroom environment is necessary, and when it might distract from more basic student needs.

Harnessing Social Media

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Deluge of information can be distracting, but can Twitter be used to focus students' attention?

Constant Curricular Change

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Study documents extent to which professors regularly alter their courses -- and their uncertainty over whether pedagogic innovation is valued.

Teaching Online Professors ... Online

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Pearson plans to join small group of providers selling online courses aimed at instructors shifting to digital environment.

'Saints and Scamps'

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While much has changed in higher education in the last 25 years, Steven M. Cahn maintains that the important ethical issues (and their appropriate resolutions) have not changed that much at all. That's why there are very few changes in Saints and Scamps: Ethics in Academia, just released by Rowman & Littlefield in a 25th anniversary edition.

Cheating and the Generational Divide

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The revelation that hundreds of University of Central Florida students in a senior-level business class received an advance version of a mid-term exam has exposed the widening chasm in what different generations expect of each other -- and what they perceive cheating to be.

Professors (and Learners) of the Year

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It’s probably not unusual for junior professors to hear they should devote their time to research rather than waste it on teaching. What may be more uncommon is for one of them to do the opposite.

Active Learning = More Majors

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NEW ORLEANS -- It is no secret that these are hard times for anthropology. The discipline claims little more than one-half of 1 percent of undergraduate degrees conferred, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

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