Browsed by
Author: phuey

Class Size Impacts Women in STEM

Class Size Impacts Women in STEM

The summary article in Campus Technology (linked here) makes a reference toward the end to a “small fee” that one can pay for the full-length article. Turns out the fee is US$45, and the journal is not part of GGC’s holdings. I’ll update this post once I have the complete article in hand from another institution…

In an Era of Fake News and Growing Public Distrust, Institutions Must Reframe the Narrative

In an Era of Fake News and Growing Public Distrust, Institutions Must Reframe the Narrative

“Sixty-one percent of Americans, Democrats and Republics alike, now believe that higher education is headed in the wrong direction. The rise of mistrust in higher education must be viewed within the context of a resurgence in post-truth politics.” [English profs: shouldn’t that be “believes?”] [Everyone else: Really? “Post-truth???” Jeez.] See the link below. In an Era of Fake News and Growing Public Distrust, Institutions Must Reframe the Narrative  

Tired of expensive textbooks? Interested in OER?

Tired of expensive textbooks? Interested in OER?

Me too! Here is an article on how much it actually costs to develop an open educational resources (OER)-based course, from soup to nuts, whether you do it on your own or with a team. (Let me know if you want to play with an ALG proposal…) Report Pegs Cost to Develop an OER Course at $11,700

HELL FREEZES OVER!!!

HELL FREEZES OVER!!!

Normally I wait until Friday to sift through all the sci/ed e-mails for interesting articles to post about, but this one merited an emergency post after landing in my inbox (on Wednesday!): Study Finds Flipped Classroom Model Does Not Improve Grades in Health Science Course First learning styles, now the flipped classroom. IS NOTHING SACRED?!?!? (The above = tongue in cheek. Just reiterates the importance of effective instruction — and assessment! — whatever tool/method/trendy gimmick/etc. you use.)

Turn Prisons Into Colleges

Turn Prisons Into Colleges

FYI: Perimeter College (Georgia State) has a program in which faculty can teach in Georgia prisons, including minimum security facilities. Check it out here: http://perimeter.gsu.edu/gsupep/ For the NY Times Op-Ed article on similar programs: Turn Prisons Into Colleges

Why I Stopped Allowing Laptops in My Classes

Why I Stopped Allowing Laptops in My Classes

  The evidence has been around for years and is mounting: taking notes on a laptop (in classes or in meetings — colleagues, take note!) results in less learning. Although students may not feel comfortable without that particular crutch, keeping laptops out of the classroom helps them process lecture material or active learning sessions. Added bonus: no Facebook during class. Here’s the article from the New York Times.

How Google Took Over the Classroom

How Google Took Over the Classroom

An in-depth article from the New York Times on the history of G-Suite and its growth in public schools. (Reminds me of a few years ago when there was a Google Apps seminar here on campus that no one from our own tech departments knew about…) How Google Took Over the Classroom

Skip to toolbar