Entries from EnhancED tagged with 'pedagogy'

EdX: The First Year Working Papers Released

Researchers from Harvard and MIT have sifted through data from 17 edX courses to produce a series of working papers on the first year of open online courses. The papers cover courses from Fall 2012 to Summer 2013. A post...

7 Things You Should Know About Flipped Classrooms

EDUCAUSE’s 7 Things You Should Know About Flipped Classrooms (PDF) describes how professors are taking an “upside-down” approach to teaching. And it seems to be working. Though some professors have been using the flipped model to teach their large lecture...

New Higher Education Assessment Portal

Georgetown's Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship recently launched an online Assessment Portal aimed at assisting Georgetown faculty with course and program assessments. The portal includes practical guidance and examples for an entire reflective teaching cycle from...

Teaching and Learning in the Interactive Classroom

Teaching and Learning in the Interactive Classroom: this 2006 article is an excellent first-hand account of a professor changing from a lecture-based classroom to an interactive classroom. The article describes the initial negative reaction by students used to sitting passively...

Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants

An oft-discussed topic in education right now is whether students who have grown up with computers and the Internet learn differently than earlier generations and, if so, whether the academy must change instructional traditions to accommodate their new learning styles....

Evaluating Student Work in a Wiki

Wikis are prone to develop in unpredictable ways. Instructors rightfully worry about uncontrolled posting in their Wikispaces sites, because it can lead to difficulty when trying to assess an individual student's effort. Fortunately, instructors can simplify this assessment by considering some of the methods presented below.

NMC Summer Conference 2009

The New Media Consortium Summer Conference 2009 was held last month, and the NMC has released a number of videos from the event, including the two engaging keynote presentations from Kathy Sierra and Marco Torres. Kathy Sierra: Creating Passionate Learners...

Lessig and Wesch on Students in the Age of Participatory Culture

Two illustrative talks on how digital media and participatory culture are changing students are presented here. These two videos from well-known thinkers in the field are amazingly rich and overlap in interesting ways. While the videos are long, the 120...

Lecture Capture Benefits Noted

The demand for lecture capture continues to grow on campuses and some studies show that the benefits are clear. Here are three different perspectives on the topic: A 2008 survey of almost 7,500 University of Wisconsin-Madison undergraduate found that an...

Pedagogy in Action Portal

Pedagogy in Action is a portal site from the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College that seeks to improve education through projects that support educators. On the site are numerous pages covering teaching methods, activities, and research on...

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