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The MERLOT Pedagogy Portal

The MERLOT Pedagogy Portal

MERLOT, an organization widely known for its collection of open source, peer-reviewed learning materials now has another invaluable resource for higher education: The Pedagogy Portal. The Pedagogy Portal was designed for instructors, or anyone interested in instructional design and development. It is similar to the main MERLOT site, but rather than material that can makeRead more about The MERLOT Pedagogy Portal[…]

Where are students getting their plagiarized content?

Where are students getting their plagiarized content?

Campus Technology reported on a study conducted called Plagiarism and the Web: A Comparison of Internet Sources for Secondary and Higher Education Students. The report revealed that Wikipedia was the “top individual source” plagiarized by students in over 33.5 million papers reviewed for the study. Wikipedia showed matching text for 7.99 percent of the plagiarizedRead more about Where are students getting their plagiarized content?[…]

Capturing Lectures for Student Learning with Tegrity

Capturing Lectures for Student Learning with Tegrity

The entire University of Washington system has adopted Tegrity as its lecture capture software. Tegrity can record audio, video and your computer screen image (such as a PowerPoint presentation) and then create a high-quality, interactive video for students to review at a later time.  It allows instructors to record easily lectures in class as theyRead more about Capturing Lectures for Student Learning with Tegrity[…]

Using Clickers to Enhance Student Learning

Using Clickers to Enhance Student Learning

Research has shown that clickers (which can be used to for quick polling or question-and-answer sessions) are an effective way to enhance student learning in a wide variety of disciplines. For instance, this study done at the University of Alberta, Edmond showed that the majority of students strongly indicated that the use of clickers enhancedRead more about Using Clickers to Enhance Student Learning[…]