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‘World-class’ teacher preparation | Dangerously Irrelevant

‘World-class’ teacher preparation | Dangerously Irrelevant | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it
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Social Media in Academia | Inside Higher Ed

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Cornell Releases Distance Learning Report -- Campus Technology

Cornell Releases Distance Learning Report -- Campus Technology | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it
A new report from Cornell states that online learning offers valuable opportunities to students and offers policy recommendations for building a robust program
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When the Internet Hates You | Inside Higher Ed

When the Internet Hates You | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it
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"Writing our ideas for the world to see can be dangerous in this interconnected age. Carelessness will be punished, perhaps too severely sometimes... If it forces us to rethink what we have to say, to push ourselves to be clear as possible, and apologize when we’ve made a mistake – even well-intentioned ones – that can’t be a bad thing."

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The Danger of Telling Poor Kids That College Is the Key to Social Mobility

The Danger of Telling Poor Kids That College Is the Key to Social Mobility | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it
Higher education should be promoted to all students as an opportunity to experience an intellectual awakening, not just increase their earning power.
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Excellent insights. Eduation in general, should be about intellectual curiosity and informed, active, participatory citizenship. I think this is not solely a problem with children of low socio-economic status.

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Ask the Administrator: Which is the Lesser Evil? | Inside Higher Ed

Ask the Administrator: Which is the Lesser Evil? | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it
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ASCD Express 8.23 - Flipping the Lecture Hall with Handheld Devices

ASCD Express 8.23 - Flipping the Lecture Hall with Handheld Devices | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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"Once you get out of the way and let students decide their path of learning, enthusiasm will follow."

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Grading Participation: An Alternative to Talking for Points

Grading Participation: An Alternative to Talking for Points | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it
Is there a way to motivate and improve student participation without grading it? I raise the question because I think grading contributions gets students talking for points, not talking to make points.
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A Machiavellian Guide to Destroying Public Universities in 12 Easy Steps - The Conversation - The Chronicle of Higher Education

A Machiavellian Guide to Destroying Public Universities in 12 Easy Steps - The Conversation - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it
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Well put.

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U.S. Dept. Of Ed Announces Not One, Not Two, But Three Studies Show NY Performance Pay Generally Makes Things Worse | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

U.S. Dept. Of Ed Announces Not One, Not Two, But Three Studies Show NY Performance Pay Generally Makes Things Worse | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it
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Managing a ‘seismic shift’

Managing a ‘seismic shift’ | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it
Harvard simultaneously faces stiff economic challenges and evolving opportunities, President Drew Faust said in her opening-of-year speech.
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“American higher education is undergoing seismic shifts, and we face extraordinary pressures,..."

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Universities should educate – employers should train

Universities should educate – employers should train | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it
The modern workplace places little emphasis on developing new staff’s skills, instead expecting universities to tailor curriculum
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Exactly right.

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Prompts That Get Students to Analyze, Reflect, Relate, and Question | Faculty Focus

Prompts That Get Students to Analyze, Reflect, Relate, and Question | Faculty Focus | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it
This simple yet powerful technique involves a four-question set that gets students actively responding to the material they are studying.
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Can You Flip an Online Class?

Can You Flip an Online Class? | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it
We recently asked a group of teaching assistants, “How do you think today’s college classroom is different than when you were an undergraduate student? What is the most significant change you’ve noticed?”

The number one answer? Technology.
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Good stuff as always from @FlipItConsult Barbie Honeycutt. "The real flip is not about where activities take place—it’s about flipping the focus from you to your students."

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How PowerPoint Is Ruining Higher Ed, Explained in One PowerPoint

How PowerPoint Is Ruining Higher Ed, Explained in One PowerPoint | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it
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Fantastic. Now, how much of a hypocrite are you?

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Top 10 Rules for Developing Your First Online Course

Top 10 Rules for Developing Your First Online Course | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it
Years of helping faculty pass to the dark side of online education have taught me a few simple rules that I brow beat (in a collegial way) into all new online teachers.
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Using the

Using the | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it
The panel discussion is a valuable, time-tested teaching technique used in classrooms of all types to help students understand the experiences of a particular group of people. But it’s not effective in every situation.
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How to Read a Book in Two Hours or Less | Inside Higher Ed

How to Read a Book in Two Hours or Less | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it
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Improve Your PowerPoint Design with One Simple Rule

Improve Your PowerPoint Design with One Simple Rule | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it
We’ve all heard the expressions “Death by PowerPoint” and “PowerPoint-induced coma.” I think we’d all agree that most of PowerPoints stink.
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A New Pedagogy is Emerging...And Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor | Contact North

A New Pedagogy is Emerging...And Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor | Contact North | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it
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The Messy and Unpredictable Classroom

The Messy and Unpredictable Classroom | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it
How do we make learning messy and unpredictable for our students—and why? I posed this question to the members of the Teaching Professor group on LinkedIn in July, and a lively and insightful discussion immediately began.
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So true. Students often first resist this type of learning environment because they want content delivered to them in neat and tidy packets. However, given enough time and quality of experiences, that can change. We all want meaningful learning in the end.

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Survey Finds MOOC Optimism Among (Selected) Professors and Administrators | Inside Higher Ed

Survey Finds MOOC Optimism Among (Selected) Professors and Administrators | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it
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KU professor put on leave after Twitter comment : Stltoday

KU professor put on leave after Twitter comment : Stltoday | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it
He tweeted "blood is on the hands of the #NRA. Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters" after the Navy Yard shootings.
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More Students Turn to Social Media to Inform Their College Search - Head Count - The Chronicle of Higher Education

More Students Turn to Social Media to Inform Their College Search - Head Count - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it
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Great Expectations: Helping Students Take Responsibility for Learning - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus

Great Expectations: Helping Students Take Responsibility for Learning - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it
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