Teaching Professors to Become Better Teachers

June 28, 2016

Teaching Professors to Become Better Teachers

The New York Times

  • At many elite universities, research and scholarship still come first for faculty, and many courses are taught in lecture halls, often by graduate students with little or no teacher training. But that's changing. Many colleges are taking steps to help faculty members motivate and engage their students as new technology and research on effective techniques become available.
Read more: http://bit.ly/TeachingBetterTeachers

Keywords: higher education, teaching, educators, education innovation

Britain’s Shaky Status as a Scientific Superpower

The Atlantic

  • Researchers say the UK’s decision to leave the EU will reverse decades of academic gains. In the past three decades, Britain has cemented its status as a scientific leader—a position that many fear it stands to lose. Moreover, a sizable portion of funding for scientific research in the United Kingdom comes from EU grants, and the United Kingdom is one of the largest recipients of research funding in the union. Indeed, the consensus on Brexit among those in the scientific community is grim.
Read more: http://bit.ly/ScienceAndBrexit

Keywords: science, research, academia, European Union, United Kingdom, Brexit

Study Finds Inconclusive Results About Efficacy of Adaptive Learning

Inside Higher Ed

  • A major study of adaptive learning finds inconclusive results about its ability to increase completion rates, improve grades and lower costs. The report found that In 11 of 15 courses, adaptive courseware had no impact on student grades. But the use at two-year colleges and in remedial courses shows potential.
Read more: http://bit.ly/AdaptiveLNewFindings

Keywords: adaptive learning, research, reports, educational technology

Higher Education at a Crossroads

The New York Times

  • American higher education is at a crossroads, as it was in the 1960s when college students were galvanized by the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement. We must ask ourselves now, as educators did then, how best to serve a generation of students as they face evolving challenges. As the world changes around us, educational institutions must lead courageously.
Read more: http://bit.ly/HigherEdCrossroads

Keywords: higher education, challenges, world problems

Is Estonia the New Finland?

The Atlantic

  • Most educators and policymakers can rattle off a list of international educational powerhouses: Korea, Singapore, Japan, and Finland. But there’s an overlooked member of the list: Estonia. With a focus on equity, the northern European country has quietly joined the ranks of the global education elite.
Read more: http://bit.ly/EstoniaEdPowerhouse

Keywords: education, equity in education, teaching

Re-educating Rita

The Economist

  • AI technology has great potential in education and the education giants are paying attention. There is a broad consensus that technological progress, and artificial intelligence in particular, will require big changes in the way education is delivered. But as knowledge becomes obsolete more quickly, the most important thing will be learning to relearn, rather than learning how to do one thing very well.
Read more: http://bit.ly/AIHEimplications

Keywords: artificial intelligence, AI, education, future of education

Today’s Students May Be Emotionally Unprepared

The New York Times

  • Students today will not be fully prepared to compete in an increasingly global business environment. The problem — and the solution — is not intellectual. It’s emotional. College students are facing more stress than their parents did, and the resultant anxiety and depression are worrisome to educators and policy makers.
Read more: http://bit.ly/EmotionallyUnprepared

Keywords: education, emotional intelligence, college students, social and emotional skills

Create a Startup Culture in Your Classroom


  • Schools and educators who choose a startup culture can essentially place a renewed focus on the role of the learner by empowering students to find authentic and meaningful problems and to search for solutions through design activities and iteration. Students in classrooms that follow a startup culture can freely explore, wonder, and evaluate over multiple iterations until they have reached success or mastery.
Read more: http://bit.ly/StartupClassroom

Keywords: teaching, learning environments, student engagement, teaching strategies

Hootsuite for Academia? How to Increase the Visibility, Downloads and Impact of Publications Using Kudos

LSE Impact of Social Sciences

  • Kudos is a web-based service that aims to increase the visibility of academic publications and their eventual impact. The service looks to provide a clear picture to researchers, publishers and institutions of how to optimise their communications activity. Recent investigations suggest when researchers explain and share their work, it can increase downloads of the full text by 23%.
Read more: http://bit.ly/ResearchVisibility

Keywords: academia, research, publications, social media, communication, science

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