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The 5 Tips for Student Success That a Longtime Instructor Swears By

The 5 Tips for Student Success That a Longtime Instructor Swears By | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
A community-college administrator shares his approach, which he credits with increasing the number of graduates by 67 percent.
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I like the majority of these tips, but toned down a bit, as many instructors are pressed for time. FYI: Don't read the comments to this article-they are brutal! I provide digital student surveys, to get info about the student's background at the beginning of a course, plus ask students to commit to learning..by being patient with their own mistakes.

 

Setting clear learning objectives are a good idea, though that "tip" is repeated everywhere I look..And one five to ten minute video per unit should be enough, vs ten minute videos for each learning objective otherwise, students won't bother..and faculty could get overwhelmed..

 

I do like to give weekly quizzes, so my students buy the book (I made sure the book costs under $30, $20 used). I also provide peer assignments, so students learn what it is like to evaluate each other and hear a different voice. But group assignments can be tricky to set up, until you know your students fairly well. And essays can be lengthy to grade, too, and not necessary a useful assessment tool  in some STEM classes.

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Should Professors Ban Laptops? Research: How classroom computer use affects student learning  

Should Professors Ban Laptops? Research: How classroom computer use affects student learning   | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Laptop computers have become commonplace in K–12 and college classrooms. With that, educators now face a critical decision. Should they embrace computers and put technology at the center of their instruction?
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This study finds that unrestricted use of laptops in classes, hurts quite a few folks (males especially).

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Show Learners the Possibilities . . . And Then Get Out of the Way

Show Learners the Possibilities . . . And Then Get Out of the Way | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
We are living in an age of advanced user-driven technologies, information abundance, and networked, participatory learning. It should logically follow, then, that education should take advantage of...
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Another excellent Jackie Gerstein graphic and post..facilitate and then let your students make their own discoveries.

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Sandra Ciccarello's curator insight, August 6, 2015 7:00 PM

Another excellent Jackie Gerstein graphic and post..facilitate and then let your students make their own discoveries.

Duan van der Westhuizen's curator insight, August 8, 2015 6:32 AM

Another excellent Jackie Gerstein graphic and post..facilitate and then let your students make their own discoveries.

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Top 5 LMS Benefits for Students Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Top 5 LMS Benefits for Students Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
The Top 5 LMS Benefits for Students Infographic presents 5 ways in which learning management systems benefit students.
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I definitely like LMS's, though I'm partial to open source LMS's like Sakai and Moodle, and this infographic points out how LMS's can improve communication and access to learning for students.

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Melissa Summerford's curator insight, February 4, 2015 10:47 AM
Good to know we're good for something!!!
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Beyond Worksheets, A True Expression of Student Learning

Beyond Worksheets, A True Expression of Student Learning | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Possession of facts is not learning. What is an important skill is the ability to sift through abundant information, identify what is valid and meaningful, then use it to create meaning and express it.
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Like the article says: “In order to do this, students need to literally create their learning and demonstrate not just what they know, but what they can do.”

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How Peer Teaching Improves Student Learning and 10 Ways To Encourage It

How Peer Teaching Improves Student Learning and 10 Ways To Encourage It | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Peer teaching is not a new concept. It can be traced back to Aristotle’s use of archons, or student leaders, and to the letters of Seneca the Younger.
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