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Higher Pass Rates for STEM Courses Using Active Learning

Higher Pass Rates for STEM Courses Using Active Learning

In a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and developed by lead researchers at the University of Washington, which included Scott Freeman, Mary Wenderoth, Sarah Eddy, Miles McDonough, Nnadozie Okoroafor, Hannah Jordt, and Michelle Smith, findings about STEM courses utilizing the active learning model illustrated higher pass rates than courses usingRead more about Higher Pass Rates for STEM Courses Using Active Learning[…]

Enhancing Foreign-Language Learning with “Telecollaboration”

Enhancing Foreign-Language Learning with “Telecollaboration”

Having accessible technology provides many opportunities for enhancing the learning experience for students. In the case of learning a foreign-language, such as Spanish or French, what better way to learn the language than from an actual student from Spain or France? The Chronicle of Higher Education recently posted an article about a Portuguese class atRead more about Enhancing Foreign-Language Learning with “Telecollaboration”[…]

“Old Fashioned” Note Taking More Efficient than Computers

“Old Fashioned” Note Taking More Efficient than Computers

According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, students who take notes with a pen or pencil and paper is more likely to benefit in the classroom than those taking notes with their computers. The study will publish in Psychological Science titled “The Pen is Mightier than the Keyboard: Advantages of Longhand Over Laptop Note-taking.” DuringRead more about “Old Fashioned” Note Taking More Efficient than Computers[…]