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Meta-analysis on Active Learning and Lectures June 03, 2015
Author:Molly Baker
Lecture has it's place, but this meta-analysis demonstrates that active learning improves learning significantly over lecture.
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What we have and haven't learned (about teaching) in the last 15 years May 01, 2015
Maryellen Weimer's wise observations about what we have and haven't learned about teaching in the past 15 years. Who is Maryellen Weimer?
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Managing Your Digital Files April 28, 2015
Author:Greg Noack
Staying organized in the digital age is a unique challenge. The matrix created by a busy life and the combination of devices, accounts, and tools can produce digital chaos and information overload.
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This Strategy Beats Highlighting Textbooks Handsdown! April 24, 2015
Author:Molly Baker
Many of my students begin class with years of experience underlining and highlighting.... To help them learn to mark a page in a way that is meaningful and that prevents the need to reread every word, I begin by...
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Improving Student Achievement with Effective Learning Techniques: Guide Students to Prep for Tests April 17, 2015
Author:Molly Baker
What some students do not yet realize is that the quality of study strategies matters almost as much as the amount of time they spend using them. What advice can be given to these motivated students who struggle to study effectively?
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Skill Building in YOUR Discipline: Employing Cognitive Apprenticeships April 10, 2015
Author:Molly Baker
Learning in a discipline involves more than acquisition of content knowledge. Development of expertise requires students to develop skills in reasoning and strategies for solving disciplinary problems or applying disciplinary models to real-world applications.
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