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The Google Classroom Tease | Technology and Learning @insidehighered

The Google Classroom Tease | Technology and Learning @insidehighered | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it

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This still has relevance in Higher Education and will save me having to get so geeky with scripts to manage everything. Request your early invite.

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You Think You're Taking Great Notes With Your Laptop, But You're Not

You Think You're Taking Great Notes With Your Laptop, But You're Not | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it
Students do worse on quizzes when they use keyboards in class.
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An important study to consider and perhaps communicate to students

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The Adjunct Revolt: How Poor Professors Are Fighting Back

The Adjunct Revolt: How Poor Professors Are Fighting Back | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it
Can a budding labor movement improve the lives of non-tenured faculty—and, in the process, fix higher education?
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This is an important article. Anyone who has held the "adjunct" status can identify, for sure. Tenured faculty, how do you respond? 

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Confronting the Myth of the 'Digital Native'

Confronting the Myth of the 'Digital Native' | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it
Professors at Northwestern University are training students to build online identities that can advance their academic and professional careers.
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This article hits the proverbial nail on the head. Making such assumptions does everyone, including the student, a huge disservice. In addition, it may give some faculty the assurance they they themselves don't need a good understanding of these things since the students already know all they need to know.

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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

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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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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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Flipped learning skepticism: Do students want to have lectures? - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Flipped learning skepticism: Do students want to have lectures? - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it
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Another insightful post by Robert Talbert on helping skeptical students make sense of a flipped learning approach. He's so right that students have been successful to date because they have mastered the lecture model of learning and testing as assessment.

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It Doesn’t Matter if Students Drop Out of MOOCs

It Doesn’t Matter if Students Drop Out of MOOCs | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it
This article is part of Future Tense, which is a partnership of Slate, the New America Foundation, and Arizona State University. On Wednesday, April 30, Future Tense will host an event in Washington, D.C., on technology and the future of higher education. For more information and to RSVP, visit the...
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OH adjunct prof loses job over campaign ad

OH adjunct prof loses job over campaign ad | Higher Education & Technology | Scoop.it
The adjunct and Tea Party congressional candidate's video parodied erectile dysfunction ads.
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Wow... know your employer and what they value... and tread carefully. What may come across as witty, funny, and creative might come back to bite you.

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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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And the answer is...?

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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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