Archive for the teaching Category

… or is the solution to go entirely online?

Posted in teaching with tags , on 21 March 2011 by Steve

“As higher education budgets are hit more and more seriously, one US state (Washington) is considering a partnership with the entirely online university …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzysnki, University Blog, 21 March]

How might universities manage with enormous undergraduate classes

Posted in teaching with tags on 19 March 2011 by Steve

“I’m very interested these days in how the various social media can be used in order to improve learning in universities …” (more)

[Science, society, stuff …, 19 March]

Plagiarism: An Administrator’s Perspective

Posted in Legal issues, teaching with tags , on 18 March 2011 by Steve

“Yes, this is another post on plagiarism, which is a topic academics will continue discussing until it disappears (and how likely is that to happen?). ProfHacker has had posts before on preventing plagiarism and responding to plagiarism, and I am sure we will have more posts following this one …” (more)

[HT: Sharon Flynn]
[Nels P Highberg, Chronicle of Higher Education, 17 March]

Two Birds, One Stone

Posted in Fees and access, teaching with tags , on 14 March 2011 by Steve

“With all the hemming and hawing and handwringing about whether and how to reintroduce student fees, something has been lost on almost everyone but working lecturers: the woeful rates of student attendance …” (more)

[Ernie Ball’s Blog, 14 March]

Experimental Estimates of the Effects of Online Instruction on Student Learning

Posted in teaching with tags on 14 March 2011 by Steve

“… The importance of face-to-face lectures for students’ academic achievement has been demonstrated in previous economics studies  … Therefore, it should be an immediate priority to establish how online lectures compare …” (more)

[Martin Ryan, Geary Behavioural Economics Blog, 14 March]

Is lecture capture the worst educational technology?

Posted in teaching with tags , on 14 March 2011 by Steve

“Many institutions seem to be completely obsessed with lecture capture technology as a method of generating flexibly accessible learning content. For me though the large scale implementation of lecture capture is probably one of the costliest and strategically misguided educational technologies that an institution can adopt …” (more)

[Mark Smithers, 11 March]

The one hour lecture: How to captivate your audience in ten easy steps

Posted in teaching with tags , on 11 March 2011 by Steve

“1. Don’t rehearse. 2. Have at least 100 slides. 3. Don’t use Powerpoint’s ‘hide’ function: just rapidly flick through the slides that you don’t have time for …” (more)

[BishopBlog, 11 March]