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Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories? | Higher Education Topics & Resources | Scoop.it
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher., Montessori constructivism, Lave & Wenger...

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Excellent concept map! Check out how Pamela Lloyd describes it :-)

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An excellent overview of learning theories, providing not just a synopsis of each, but the connections of each to the principles researchers behind each and the general field of study. The overlapping and interconnecting nature of the ideas is also suggested by the network of lines between the summaries and the people. Another useful feature are links from the pedagogical theory titles and researcher names to the Wikipedia articles for each.

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Comprehensive concept map!

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5 Qualitative Approaches described by Creswell set in a Quiz Show Game template

5 Qualitative Approaches described by Creswell set in a Quiz Show Game template | Higher Education Topics & Resources | Scoop.it

Check.It.Out! Look at what I put together to distinguish the five qualitative approaches to research that Creswell (2013) described in his book. I had NO IDEA PowerPoint presentations could be this interactive! It's all about hyper linkingbetween the slides and I'm so impressed with the result. Almost 40 pgs summarized in one presentation that's fun to navigate thru. You can download the presentation and edit it to your heart's delight so you can use the template for other topics/subjects if you want. 

Creswell, J. W. (2013). Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among five approaches (3rd ed.). Los Angeles, CA: Sage.

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I'd love to take credit for this but the content is all Creswell's and the platform is all due to PowerPoint's hyperlinking features. :-)

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3 Key Findings in Chapel Hill’s Academic-Fraud Investigation – The Chronicle of Higher Education

3 Key Findings in Chapel Hill’s Academic-Fraud Investigation – The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education Topics & Resources | Scoop.it
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A Response to 'An Open Letter to Journal Editors'

A Response to 'An Open Letter to Journal Editors' | Higher Education Topics & Resources | Scoop.it
The problem in doctoral education is not students writing scholarly articles; the problem is the dissertation and the publishing process
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You Can Now Go to College in Germany for Free, No Matter Where You’re From. Should You?

You Can Now Go to College in Germany for Free, No Matter Where You’re From. Should You? | Higher Education Topics & Resources | Scoop.it
You heard me right, parents of Amerika: You want a real higher-education bargain? Get your kids to learn German and then pack them off to the Vaterland.
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Excellent article noting differences between the German and American university experience. What Schuman lists as possible downsides of attending college in Germany are all positive upsides in my opinion. American universities' drive to keep adding buildings to their campuses is a great idea... for the 1980s! Let's stop building buildings and focus on building lives, making college more affordable, and, as Schuman asks, maybe "we should find a way to make public education here a better bargain than round-trip airfare to Munich."

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#BlackGirlProblems at a Christian College

#BlackGirlProblems at a Christian College | Higher Education Topics & Resources | Scoop.it
NOTE: This is the sixth part in our 8-part Black to School series which highlights African-American voices and experiences at Christian colleges. Please read Part 1 for context. Today's post comes ...
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Excellent article. Ubani's question in the article still rings in my ears, "I often wonder if genuine racial diversity can be achieved at a Christian college..." Hers is a solid question since, as she notes, "Generally speaking, students who attend these colleges are privileged, White students..."

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Educational Jargon Generator: Amaze Your Education Colleagues

"This fine academic tool was designed to assist in the writing of reports, grant applications, and other documents related to public schools. I believe that it will be particularly useful for people involved in writing reports for Accreditation. Amaze your colleagues with finely crafted phrases of educational nonsense! The javascript code is adapted from Dack.com's Web Economy BS Generator. I would be remiss if I did not thank my district's Professional Development staff for introducing me to many of these gems. I have added prepositional phrases to this generator. My inspiration comes from the College Board's new AP Chemisty framework that includes this gem - "The student can connect phenomena and models across spatial and temporal scales." --ScienceGeek.net

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Pretty cool tool. I still get physical pain when I think of the comp exams I took in July. So I entered the words "banish comprehensive examinations" and the Educational Jargon Generator gave me: "We will enable real-world terminal and enabling objectives within professional learning communities." Yep. that's about what I would want to do with comps... stated much more elegantly. LOL

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A Prof Debunks Standardized Testing & Pearson Strikes Back

A Prof Debunks Standardized Testing & Pearson Strikes Back | Higher Education Topics & Resources | Scoop.it
When Dr. Walter Stroup showed that Texas’ standardized testing regime is flawed, the testing company struck back.
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Incredibly LETU: Incredible Care: LeTourneau University Opens School of Nursing

Incredibly LETU: Incredible Care: LeTourneau University Opens School of Nursing | Higher Education Topics & Resources | Scoop.it

"In 1942, on the land we now know as LeTourneau University's residential campus in Longview, Texas, Harmon Army General Hospital opened to provide care for wounded WWII veterans. This heritage of compassionate healthcare continues this fall as the 2014-2015 academic year begins, with the inception of LETU's School of Nursing..."

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Great news. I like the name of this newsletter, "Incredibly LETU," and like the byline, "The incredible stories behind LeTourneau University". It so fits with the character of its founder and all the incredible things he accomplished for Christ and his Kingdom. I'm thoroughly enjoying reading his bio, "R.J. LeTourneau: Mover of men and mountains."

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Salaita speaks out and warns of a 'Palestinian exception' to the first amendment and academic freedom

Salaita speaks out and warns of a 'Palestinian exception' to the first amendment and academic freedom | Higher Education Topics & Resources | Scoop.it
At a press conference yesterday afternoon, Professor Steven Salaita spoke publicly for the first time since the termination of his employment. His focused and powerful address emphasized one clear message: the reaffirmation of his “commitment to teaching and to a position with the American Indian Studies program at UIUC.” Salaita and his lawyers repeatedly insisted that their goal was not to pursue legal recourse against the university, but for the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees to reinstate his position. However, it was clear that he and his legal team are prepared to pursue legal avenues to force his reinstatement if necessary.
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After Ferguson, Some Black Academics Wonder: Does Pursuing a Ph.D. Matter?

After Ferguson, Some Black Academics Wonder: Does Pursuing a Ph.D. Matter? | Higher Education Topics & Resources | Scoop.it
It's not just that following the news takes energy away from research work. For many scholars of color, it raises broader questions, too.
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'New York Times' introduces new index of colleges' commitment to low-income students @insidehighered

'New York Times' introduces new index of colleges' commitment to low-income students @insidehighered | Higher Education Topics & Resources | Scoop.it

"The rankings are derived from a formula based on the proportion of undergraduates who receive Pell Grants and the net price (what students actually pay as opposed to sticker price) paid by those with family incomes of $30,000 to $48,000. But the Times applied this formula only to institutions with a four-year graduation rate of at least 75 percent. That's a bar that only about 100 colleges meet, and all but three of them are private institutions. (The full Timesmethodology may be found here.)..."

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Free Speech? For Professors, All It Costs Is a Paycheck

Free Speech? For Professors, All It Costs Is a Paycheck | Higher Education Topics & Resources | Scoop.it
Universities are supposed to be bastions of free expression. So why are faculty increasingly expected to check their personal beliefs on controversial topics at the gate?
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A Professor in the President's Chair: Pushing for a 'Friendly Revolution'

A Professor in the President's Chair: Pushing for a 'Friendly Revolution' | Higher Education Topics & Resources | Scoop.it
When Edward B. Burger was named the new leader of Southwestern University last year, it struck many as an unconventional choice.
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Widespread Nature of Chapel Hill's Academic Fraud Is Laid Bare

Widespread Nature of Chapel Hill's Academic Fraud Is Laid Bare | Higher Education Topics & Resources | Scoop.it
A new report reveals broad involvement by a variety of actors.
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The Adjunct Crisis Is Everyone’s Problem

The Adjunct Crisis Is Everyone’s Problem | Higher Education Topics & Resources | Scoop.it
You might think that adjuncts are not your concern, but here are four reasons why you should care.
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The Library of the 21st century, through its online repository, is transforming the role of academic publishing. Enabling access is what librarians do.

The Library of the 21st century, through its online repository, is transforming the role of academic publishing. Enabling access is what librarians do. | Higher Education Topics & Resources | Scoop.it

"Lecturer Ernesto Priego, part of the team at City University London’s Library and Information Science Course, was thankfully able to chat with us after a summer criss-crossing the globe to speak at conferences. This interview was very special, as Ernesto is constantly tweeting and blogging about the disparity in access to information between the global north and south. His work in his birthplace, Mexico, and more recently with Scholar Africa, are an inspiration to everyone here at Open Access Button, and we hope in sharing his experiences-we can motivate many of you to get more involved in the Open Access movement..."


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“Libraries are at the forefront of both access to information and, online, to academic publishing. The role of institutional repositories to enable access to what an institution produces is essential, and these repositories are increasingly open access. The Library of the 21st century, through its online repository/repositories, is transforming the role of academic publishing. Librarianship deals with the collection, organization, preservation, and dissemination of information resources. Enabling access is what librarians do.” -- Ernesto Priego, 

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Student Course Evaluations Get An 'F'

Student Course Evaluations Get An 'F' | Higher Education Topics & Resources | Scoop.it
Two recent papers argue that using student surveys to evaluate professors is fundamentally flawed.
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True. The better the prof, the worse their course evaluations tend to be. I've heard this from some of my best profs in my graduate studies. When I praise them for how awesome they were as my prof and how much I learned in their classes, they tell me that their student evaluations are the worst ever. Here's the URL for the Stark and Freishtat (2014) study the article cites: http://goo.gl/GJhyRt

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What Keeps Women Out of Elite Colleges? Their SAT Scores - The Chronicle of Higher Education

What Keeps Women Out of Elite Colleges? Their SAT Scores - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education Topics & Resources | Scoop.it

""Admissions offices’ reliance on SAT scores has created “de facto institutional preferences for men” at the nation’s most-competitive colleges, according to the results of a longitudinal study to be published in a forthcoming issue of Research in Higher Education..."

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Would it surprise you if indeed the reason was that "colleges had built preferences for men into their admissions processes" as Dr. Bastedo, co-author of a report on the study, hypothesized?

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Shame to Outrage: Group Takes Action Against Student Debt Crisis - NBC News

Shame to Outrage: Group Takes Action Against Student Debt Crisis - NBC News | Higher Education Topics & Resources | Scoop.it
Belle Goldman only completed two and a half months of Everest Colleges’ medical assisting program back in 2012. But the short stint at the for-profit college...
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Incredibly LETU: Incredible Care: LeTourneau University Opens School of Nursing

Incredibly LETU: Incredible Care: LeTourneau University Opens School of Nursing | Higher Education Topics & Resources | Scoop.it

"In 1942, on the land we now know as LeTourneau University's residential campus in Longview, Texas, Harmon Army General Hospital opened to provide care for wounded WWII veterans. This heritage of compassionate healthcare continues this fall as the 2014-2015 academic year begins, with the inception of LETU's School of Nursing..."

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Great news. I like the name of this newsletter, "Incredibly LETU," and like the byline, "The incredible stories behind LeTourneau University". It so fits with the character of its founder and all the incredible things he accomplished for Christ and his Kingdom. I'm thoroughly enjoying reading his bio, "R.J. LeTourneau: Mover of men and mountains."

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Occupy abolishes $4 million in other people's student loan debt

Occupy abolishes $4 million in other people's student loan debt | Higher Education Topics & Resources | Scoop.it
Occupy Wall Street offshoot Strike Debt says it has abolished nearly $4 million in private student loan debt for students who attended Everest College, part of Corinthian Colleges.
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In Cheeky Pushback, Colleges Razz Rate My Professors

In Cheeky Pushback, Colleges Razz Rate My Professors | Higher Education Topics & Resources | Scoop.it
Faculty members in online videos read nasty student comments for laughs. And catharsis.
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Professor Steven Salaita Asks For Job Reinstatement After Anti-Israel Tweets

Professor Steven Salaita Asks For Job Reinstatement After Anti-Israel Tweets | Higher Education Topics & Resources | Scoop.it
In his first public statement since his job offer was rescinded, Professor Steven Salaita asked to be reinstated.
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Is free speech and/or academic freedom still available for faculty in higher ed institutions? Herman asks and answers this question in her article on the firing of Prof Salaita by the Univ. of Illinois: "What's the price of free speech? For English professor Steven Salaita, it was his new job."

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In ‘New York Times’ Ranking, Elite Colleges Are Judged on Economic Diversity

In ‘New York Times’ Ranking, Elite Colleges Are Judged on Economic Diversity | Higher Education Topics & Resources | Scoop.it

"he New York Times’s hotly anticipated college ranking has one thing in common with the invitation-only conference at which it was unveiled on Monday night: It’s mostly private. The ranking—produced by the Times’s data-centric explainer unit, The Upshot—sorts roughly 100 colleges by the economic diversity of their student bodies. But on the list are only three public institutions: the University of North..."

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Is a Degree Still Worth It? Yes, Researchers Say, and the Payoff Is Getting Better | The Chronicle of Higher Education

Is a Degree Still Worth It? Yes, Researchers Say, and the Payoff Is Getting Better | The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education Topics & Resources | Scoop.it

"One could be excused for thinking the value of a college degree is in a downward spiral. With overall student-loan debt topping $1-trillion and tuition racing upward, to college graduates facing high levels of underemployment and stagnating wages, it might appear college simply isn’t worth it. However, a study released on Tuesday by two researchers..."

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Yes. It is worth it. 

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The Koch Brothers Have A Dream... To Re-Segregate Public Schools • Koch Brothers EXPOSED 2014 - YouTube

Watch the full film FREE: http://www.bravenewfilms.org/koch2014 Chapter 2 of Robert Greenwald's investigative documentary KOCH BROTHERS EXPOSED: 2014 EDITION...
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