Transforming Teaching & Learning

Transforming Teaching & Learning
Aug 14, 2020
Arcadia University, which has long partnered with other colleges on study abroad offerings, will share coding courses other institutions can make available to their students.
Aug 26, 2020
As the fall term begins, professors describe their experiences in the in-person (and virtual) classroom. Their verdict? Better than feared. Lots of faculty experimentation. Students are anxious, and physical conditions are … mixed.

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Blogs

Peaks and Valleys
September 17, 2020 - 3:00am

These are required elements of a COVID-19-era hybrid course, a president (and instructor) learns.

Peaks and Valleys
August 7, 2020 - 3:00am

Mining a lifetime of workplace experiences for the curriculum for a new course for the fall.

Peaks and Valleys
July 6, 2020 - 3:00am

Introducing a new blog, in which a college president ventures back to the classroom.

Archive

September 9, 2020

A standards-based approach to grading that incorporates goal-setting and self-reflection can help promote students' progress in times of crisis as well as normalcy, advises Rosalie Metro.

September 2, 2020

For colleges to achieve antiracism, equity and inclusion, one of the most effective actions will be for professors to stop talking so much in their classrooms, argue Scott Freeman and Elli Theobald.

August 26, 2020

Nicholas H. Snow offers a suggestion to his research scholar colleagues: navigate this perfect storm by making teaching and serving undergraduate students your highest priority.

August 14, 2020

Arcadia University, which has long partnered with other colleges on study abroad offerings, will share coding courses other institutions can make available to their students.

August 5, 2020

What if colleges viewed this fall not only as a campus emergency of epic proportions, Cathy N. Davidson and Dianne Harris ask, but also as an astonishing educational opportunity?

July 23, 2020

Articles that "support the belief that good course design is a panacea that eliminates cheating" don't help online learning.

July 22, 2020

Kevin Dougherty and Jesse DeDeyne documented how students used their cellphones during a sociology class last fall (spoiler: texting friends and checking Snapchat) and discuss how they'll change their teaching in response.

July 8, 2020

That isn’t education -- it’s indoctrination, writes Jonathan Zimmerman, who warns against imposing a singular interpretation or ideology that prevents a true and honest education around race.

July 7, 2020

"What Mr. Kim ignores in defense of his focus is that we are now asking bus drivers to fly airplanes."

July 1, 2020

This moment, perhaps like no other, has revealed the value of a well-rounded liberal arts education, argues Shampa Biswas.

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August 26, 2020

As the fall term begins, professors describe their experiences in the in-person (and virtual) classroom. Their verdict? Better than feared. Lots of faculty experimentation. Students are anxious, and physical conditions are … mixed.

August 19, 2020

Can colleges teach students what they need to know in the 21st century? Derek Bok offers an answer.

August 12, 2020

Colleges adopted an array of flexible assessment policies because of COVID-19 last spring. Many are reverting to their normal practices this fall -- though the term will be anything but.

August 5, 2020

Professors' experiment suggests the limits of on-campus, hybrid instruction this fall. Big Ten universities expand sharing of online courses.

July 29, 2020

As colleges head toward the remote fall they dreaded, they must deliver a more compelling learning experience than last spring's. Most think it will be better, but it may not give students what they crave.

July 22, 2020

Professors believe students cheat more online, and colleges ramped up use of detection tools amid shift to remote instruction this spring. Better assessment and student engagement would be more effective, experts say.

July 15, 2020

To the extent colleges offer virtual learning this fall, should professors take their students into virtual worlds? That and other ideas and questions from readers.

July 8, 2020

Professors and students alike viewed their remote learning experience most favorably this spring when their courses incorporated more "best practices." That's the path to making the inevitable virtual education better this fall.

July 1, 2020

Presidents give their colleges and universities mixed grades on the remote learning they offered last spring. How is that influencing their decisions about reopening campuses this fall?

June 24, 2020

As more colleges announce their instructional plans, two simulations suggest some of the likely challenges to a physical return. Others see opportunity for experimentation around teaching and learning.

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