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Smart Classroom Strategies: Getting Faculty Involved

Smart Classroom Strategies: Getting Faculty Involved

A recent article published by Campus Technology describes how higher ed institutions nationwide are upgrading to provide faculty with the latest technologies to use for teaching and learning. These technologies include hardware such as clickers, tablets, and video recording equipment along with software and web tools such as Google Apps. However, while many of theseRead more about Smart Classroom Strategies: Getting Faculty Involved[…]

MITx Opens Registration for its First Course

MITx Opens Registration for its First Course

Earlier this week, MIT announced open registration for 6.002x – Circuits and Electronics, the pilot course in an online learning initiative called MITx. The initiative will allow students from all over the world to take selected MIT courses online…for free! Student work in the courses will include viewing video tutorials, working from an etextbook, doingRead more about MITx Opens Registration for its First Course[…]

Do we always work better in groups?

Do we always work better in groups?

In an article recently published by the New York Times, author Susan Cain questions an idea she calls “the New Groupthink”, which can be described as the idea that people work better in groups. “Modern” offices, classrooms and other work spaces are now designed in a way that promotes group work–tables instead of desks, open offices rather than cubicles, etc. Office employees’ schedules are filled to the brim with collaborative meetings. From kindergarten to college, students are expected to work in small groups to complete assignments and projects.

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