05 avril 2019

5 tips for battling student distraction

eCampus NewsBattling student distraction is a real–if not new–thing. While it’s always been challenging to ensure students are engaged in learning, the increased use of laptops and smartphones offers more opportunities to veer off-task. More...

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How power dynamics can undermine effective learning

eCampus NewsBy definition, there is a finite amount of power over any given set of human interactions. How those relationships are structured can have significant impacts on the ability of students to think for themselves. More...

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Are you reaching the “new normal” student?

eCampus NewsAccording to the National Center for Education Statistics, 62 percent of undergraduate students, described as the “new normal,” have at least one nontraditional characteristic such as being a first-generation student, having at least one dependent, or working either full or part time. More...

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What do you get if you don't teach stats properly? Farage and Trump

The GuardianThe modern world runs on numbers. We need to give university students a framework for understanding them. More...

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Paywalls block scientific progress. Research should be open to everyone

The GuardianAcademic and scientific research needs to be accessible to all. The world’s most pressing problems like clean water or food security deserve to have as many people as possible solving their complexities. Yet our current academic research system has no interest in harnessing our collective intelligence. Scientific progress is currently thwarted by one thing: paywalls. More...

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What happens after rich kids bribe their way into college? I teach them

The GuardianA professor at an elite US school says an influx of unskilled and entitled students is monopolizing faculty time: ‘They will eat you alive’. More...

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Academics: it's time to get behind decolonising the curriculum

The GuardianIt’s been four years since the first Rhodes Must Fall protests, yet people misunderstand what decolonising reading lists means. More...

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Essay mills prey on vulnerable students – let's stamp them out

The GuardianUniversities alone can’t stop the rise of essay mills. We need support from the government and tech firms to defeat them. More...

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Not sure about university? Remember there's no rush

The GuardianChances are you don’t really know what you want to do with your life after school. I didn’t – but taking time out paid off for me. More...

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My struggling students desperately need maintenance grants back

The GuardianThe abolition of the student maintenance grant in English universities is still having a knock-on effect for many of my students, some of whom are the most economically disadvantaged in the country. More...

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