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On campus, failure is on the syllabus

Posted on July 19, 2017

A number of colleges and universities have started programs to help students cope with and destigmatize failure.

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Smarter approach to teaching science

Posted on July 19, 2017

In his new book, Carl Wieman discusses his experience transforming teaching at 13 science departments at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of British Columbia.

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Today’s comprehensive record: An evolutionary case study

Posted on July 19, 2017

As different models for academic transcripts become more widespread, this case study looks at the evolution of transcripts at Elon University.

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Teaching with Wikipedia

Posted on July 19, 2017

Judy Chan talks about using Wikipedia in her teaching and shares resources related to Wikipedia and open pedagogy.

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The NGDLE: We are the architects

Posted on July 19, 2017

Malcom Brown reviews the next generation digital learning environment white paper, released two years ago.

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The adoption of an open textbook in a large physics course: An analysis of cost, outcomes, use, and perceptions

Posted on July 19, 2017

This study looks at the results of using an open textbook in a large enrolment physics course at UBC.

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The open educational resources movement is redefining the concept of online textbooks

Posted on June 19, 2017

This article gives an overview of the open educational resources (OER) movement in Canada.

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Co-creating rubrics: The effects of self-regulated learning, self-efficacy and performance of establishing assessment criteria with students

Posted on June 19, 2017

Co-creating rubrics could have benefits for student learning, according to new research in Studies in Educational Evaluation.

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Teaching in the age of social media

Posted on June 19, 2017

David Smith looks at how social media can be both a revolutionary tool for communication and engagement, but also a source of distraction and online vitriol.

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Different learning spaces, different goals

Posted on June 19, 2017

CampusTech profiles three universities that have designed active learning spaces for immersive learning.

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