Flexibytes

Struggling = learning

Posted on February 2, 2017

In this blog post, Karl Kapp looks at how struggling with learning material is essential to learning and growth.

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Beyond teaching with instinct

Posted on February 2, 2017

Michael Feldstein advocates for the adoption of “learning science”.

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The idea that launched a thousand strategic plans

Posted on February 2, 2017

This article explores the idea of the “skills gap” and how it influences, and is influenced by, universities, employers, and industries.

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Moocs can transform education—but not yet

Posted on December 22, 2016

Times Higher Education looks at MOOCs over the last few years and their potential impact on higher education in the future.

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Mass learning must mean web-based study

Posted on December 22, 2016

Laurence Brockliss, a professor at the University of Oxford, argues that institutional inertia is halting the progress of online courses.

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Education technology and the ‘new economy’

Posted on December 22, 2016

Educational technology writer Audrey Watters takes a critical look at the increasing push towards computer science education.

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Meeting the challenge of demographic change

Posted on December 22, 2016

In this commentary in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Joe Garcia and William Serrata examine the need for colleges to find new ways of recruiting and retaining increasingly diverse student bodies.

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The personal lecture: How to make big classes feel small

Posted on December 22, 2016

The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at ways that universities are transforming large lecture classes to make them feel more personal.

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ECAR study of undergraduate students and information technology, 2016

Posted on December 22, 2016

A report from the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research looks at undergraduate students and their relationship with information technology.

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Peer Instruction in introductory physics: A method to bring about positive changes in students’ attitudes and beliefs

Posted on December 22, 2016

Peer Instruction can positively impact students’ attitudes and beliefs, according to a study done at Beijing Normal University.

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