Flexibytes

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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Are you ready for blended learning?

Posted on December 22, 2016

In this blog post, Tony Bates discusses challenges and strategies to incorporate blended learning into higher education instruction.

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Professors aren’t good at sharing their classroom practices. Teaching portfolios might help.

Posted on December 5, 2016

This article from EdSurge looks at how digital teaching portfolios can help instructors share and transform their teaching practices.

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Creating a MOOC that emphasizes flexibility for students at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Posted on December 5, 2016

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology has developed a MOOC on using technology for effective teaching.

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Digital badging in the MOOC space

Posted on December 5, 2016

Over the past year, the University of Notre Dame studied the design and implementation of digital badges in the global MOOC environment.

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Finding common ground: Identifying and eliciting metacognition in ePortfolios across contexts

Posted on December 5, 2016

A study from the International Journal of ePortfolio looks at how to identify evidence of metacognition across ePortfolios.

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10 fundamentals of teaching online for faculty and instructors

Posted on December 5, 2016

Tony Bates has compiled a series of guides for faculty and instructors looking to teach online.

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3 easy ways to embrace high-impact learning

Posted on December 5, 2016

The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at how hackathons, innovation time off, and sprint prize competitions can provide immersive and high-impact learning experiences.

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