No, nobody likes stress. Nobody likes deadlines. But they are part of life, time management skills, and an important elements of other systems to work (grades, graduation, stipend allocation, etc.). This article form the Chronicle calls to ditch the deadlines.
What are your thoughts about this? How do you handle late assignments? Is there a statement about it in your syllabus?
This is quite an interesting post at Inside Higher Ed. What is your take on this issue?
Thinking about flipping your course? Thinking of making it better?
We have a variety of resources available for you to browse here. This is a new one from Faculty Focus (make you subscribe to it) offering the following strategies:
Employ a “Six Thinking Hats” approach to guide and focus students’ thinking, expand their perspectives, and generate creative approaches to solving problems”.
Use a “paired jigsaw” technique to engage students.
Do a creative combination of both!
An interesting publication about quality teaching. “Developing and sharing best practices in teaching, and then showcasing the best individual implementation of those practices, is the ideal way to ensure common standards of performance while allowing students the best chance at course mastery and personal development. “. More here.
Let’s have a showcase in 2017 sharing our best practices. Start generating ideas now.
Hope everyone had a good summer!
Please visit my.nu.edu.kz to see new and revised resources.
In addition, see my Diigo collection on tips re videoconferencing, screencasting, videorecording, technology in instruction, etc.
And this article from The Chronicle provides some helpful ideas on how to prepare for a new semester.
Welcome back and have a smooth start of the semester!
Academic corruption is an an international problem.
“An international panel of experts is calling for “action on a broad front” to combat the problem, arguing that dishonest practices are “undermining the quality and credibility of higher education around the world”. More here. The statement itself is available here.
“An analysis of three recent studies of technology use in education found mixed results, with some of the studies’ research revealing negative effects of technology on student learning. The findings from these studies offer three takeaways for schools, according to the research review.” More here. I am somewhat skeptical about study designs and their findings, but it is interesting to review the results anyway.