Teaching

Open-Source Lecture Capture

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An educational technology collective releases a free alternative in a booming market.

Take Your Fee and Click It!

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Some students at Johns Hopkins are not happy about a new fee for classroom clickers.

Who's Teaching the Teachers?

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When it comes to teacher education, pragmatism beats idealism. But most education professors -- save for a small minority -- are complacent with antiquated teaching philosophies.

These conclusions, released today in a report by FDR Group and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute on the views of education professors, summarize the “sobering data” gathered from surveys distributed at colleges and universities across the country.

When Less Is More

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Changes in essay requirements to apply to MIT and Penn reflect sense among admissions officers that students don't need to write a book (or even 1,000 words).

Gates Foundation's New Program

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has become a major force in pushing for improvements in college completion rates, is now linking that goal to technological innovation.

Battle for a Market

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Lecture capture is hot, with publishers building ties to the field and debate roiling over the best business model.

Preparing Professors to Teach

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Doctoral student interest and enrollments in teacher certificate programs are rising, as programs evolve (and emerge) and job market worsens.

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.

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