Articles: Classroom

08/2014
Wesleyan University President Michael Roth's new book is "Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters"

Read just about any editorial page these days and you’ll see a familiar refrain: “Is a college degree still worth it?” Wesleyan University (Conn.) President Michael Roth argues that not only is it worth it, but that it is more important than ever.

08/2014

Team-taught this summer by professors from three Northwest Five Consortium institutions; students from any of the five member schools could register

08/2014

The need for proctoring derives from the perceived need to prevent “academic dishonesty”, aka cheating.

06/2014

English: 399-101: Trauma Narratives

Shenandoah University (Va.)

Taught by Michelle Brown, assistant professor of English in world literatures

06/2014
Several universities, spurred by student groups, are considering adding trigger warnings to course material that some students may find disturbing.

We’ve all seen the familiar warning preceding TV shows: “The following program contains material that may be disturbing.Viewer discretion is advised.” Online, the term “trigger warning” is a common notation on women’s blogs and forums to alert readers, particularly victims of sexual abuse, of con

05/2014

A Beginner’s Guide to World Domination

Alfred University (N.Y.)

04/2014
Brad Marcum, the Director of Academic Data Services at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

The healthcare industry is in flux. As more Americans acquire insurance, providers are moving towards an integrated care model with doctors, nurses and social workers, working in coordinated teams. “Traditionally, all the different professionals in healthcare have been stuck in their own silos.

04/2014
Rob Peregoodoff, director of learning services at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business

The blended classroom is no longer the exception, with the majority of universities integrating online learning into nearly every department. Despite the whirlwind innovations in online pedagogy, there has been a much slower race to online assessment.

03/2014

REL 397D: From Revelation to “The Walking Dead”: Apocalypse Then and Now

Central Michigan University

Taught by Kelly Murphy, a philosophy and religion faculty member

03/2014
Alison Bechdel's graphic novel, "Fun Home," was assigned at The College of Charleston.

Two South Carolina public institutions are at risk of losing nearly $70,000 in state funding after books with LGBT themes were assigned to freshmen last fall.

03/2014
Ed Rock, Senior Advisor to the President and Provost, and Director of Open Course Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania Law School

University of Pennsylvania was one of Coursera’s first four partners, having started its open course initiative in April 2012. Today, it offers 25 courses from 10 of its 12 schools, and has logged 1.9 million enrollments.

03/2014
Brian Klaas, senior web systems designer at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Brian Klaas, senior web systems designer at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, knows successfully flipping a classroom requires a custom process for each instructor.

03/2014
Kelly Walsh, CIO, College of Westchester

It used to be that homework was done at home, and classes were devoted to lectures and discussions. But now, thanks to new tech solutions like podcasting and screencasting, university instructors are “flipping” their classroom.

02/2014

Institutions in nine states are experimenting with using papers and coursework—instead of tests—to judge whether students are learning skills employers need.

02/2014

Breaking Down “Breaking Bad”

University at Buffalo

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