29 avril 2017

Can There Be a Microscope of the Mind?

By . In my last post, I made an extended analogy between today’s ed tech and 19th Century medicine. My core argument was that effective ed tech cannot evolve without a trained profession of self-consciously empirical educators any more than effective medication could have evolved without a profession of self-consciously empirical physicians. More...

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Starting university classes at 11am or later would improve learning

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. If universities want to encourage better learning, a new study indicates they could do well to restructure their classroom timetables. More...

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Unintended message a bad one

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. On behalf of the Council of University Presidents, we wish to express our deep concern with the recent veto of all funding for New Mexico’s higher education institutions for next fiscal year. More...

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College after foster care? The odds are not in our favor

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Being an extrovert is a double-edged sword. I can speak confidently in my college classes and in front of large groups. More...

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Sowing climate doubt among schoolteachers

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The Heartland Institute, a conservative think tank known for attacking climate science, has been mailing a slim, glossy book to public school teachers throughout the United States. The institute says it plans to send out as many as 200,000 copies, until virtually every science educator in America has one. More...

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Want to finish college? Go full time, at least part of the time

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Being a part-time student has its pros — mainly a lighter course load. But Gomez feels like she misses out on some important experiences, like being able to stay back after class to talk to her instructors, or study in libraries on campus. More...

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Helping the haphazard college student

University Business LogoBy Theresa Sullivan Barger. First-year college students with executive function (EF) difficulties arrive on campus and can be overwhelmed by the independence. More...

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Higher ed must reverse the empathy deficit

University Business LogoBy Nancy Mann Jackson. The rancorous 2016 election and this year’s transition to a new presidential administration makes one thing clear: We are suffering from a national shortage of empathy. More...

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Partners in collection: Higher ed third-party solutions

University Business LogoBy Nancy Mann Jackson. “The last thing colleges want to do is put a former student in collections,” says Harrison Wadsworth, executive director of the Coalition of Higher Education Assistance Organizations. But when internal efforts to collect tuition don’t work, it’s important to have somewhere to turn for help. More...

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College students and faculty swipe to stay mindful

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. A well-being app encourages students at The University of Texas at Austin to stay in the moment—via the device that often takes them out of it: their phone. More...

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