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29 mars 2016

Journée des droits des femmes : point sur la parité dans l’Éducation nationale

Par Antoine Desprez. Le 8 mars se tient la Journée internationale des droits des femmes. L'occasion de faire un point sur la parité hommes/femmes dans l'Éducation nationale. Voir l'article...

29 mars 2016

Efficiency, Humanness, and How I Made my Morning Routine Longer

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Laura Tropp. I recently read this post in The New York Times about Charles Duhigg, who was working on his book Smarter Faster Better that focuses on productivity in life and business. Read more...

29 mars 2016

Math Geek Mom: Welcome Back!

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. I sometimes am greeted by strange looks when I say that I have my students dance in one of my math courses. Combining an experience of the proprioceptive sense (which tells you where you are located in space) with that of the visual sense gives, I believe, an entirely new way of understanding concepts. Read more...

29 mars 2016

Math Geek Mom: Women’s History Month

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. I recall a Statistics text book that presented a question about probability, asking what was what the chance of a randomly selected person having a birthday in the month of March. Immediately after posing this question, they followed it up by specifying that all the months have the same number of days in them, probably because the original question had an intrinsic flaw in not recognizing this. Read more...

29 mars 2016

Math Geek Mom: March Madness in the Suburbs of Ohio

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. When I was in graduate school, I sometimes used a program that came to statistical conclusions using an iterative procedure. If I remember correctly, these iterations, where the results are derived from earlier results, reminded me of the process we are about to enter in the next few weeks, often called “March Madness.” For, in the next few weeks, basketball teams will meet and play games, with each moving on to the next level depending on who wins games at the previous level. Read more...

29 mars 2016

The Play’s the Thing

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Laura Tropp. I came home from a long day at the office, and my children told me I should come into living room for a play performance that they had been working on all day (they were on February break which always falls just when my semester ramps up). Read more...

29 mars 2016

The College App That Changed My Life

By Marissa Trevino. Technology was never a big part of my life.
Yes, I had a computer at home, and a Windows tablet for schoolwork. But I was never caught up with the latest apps or social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter. Read more...

29 mars 2016

Designing Next-Generation Universities

By Steven Mintz. Predicting the future is a fool’s errand. But that shouldn’t keep us from trying to imagine what lies ahead. After all, it is often an inspiring vision of the future that drives change. Read more...

28 mars 2016

Rethinking Grading

By Steven Mintz. How can we make assessment more meaningful?
Rigorous assessment is central to education. It tells us whether our students are mastering essential skills and knowledge and whether our teaching is effective.
But grading also provokes much grousing. Read more...

28 mars 2016

Tuition Free College: Yesterday and Tomorrow

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/digital_tweed_blog_header.jpgBy Kenneth C. Green. Once upon a time, and not all that long ago, there really were tuition-free public colleges and universities in the United States. Read more...
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