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Sue Frantz
No, your students will not be texting or talking/listening to a phone in a crosswalk! Instead, they will be observing others who are.   A recent study (Alsaleh, Sayed, & Zaki, 2018)* found that people who were on their phones – either looking at their screens or talking/listening to their phone – took longer to cross the street. This is dangerous… (Show more)
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Chelsea Simens
Eric Nelson, co-author of Ways of the World, shares updates and new content on the newest version of Ways of the World.
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Sara Jo Lee
It’s an exciting time to be exploring Open Educational Resources (OER), and we wanted to share some great articles that recently caught our eye:   The Impact of Open Educational Resources on Various Student Success Metrics (New OER study put out by researchers Nicholas Colvard of the University of Georgia and Eddie Watson of the Association of… (Show more)
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Sara Jo Lee
We update and augment our Intellus Learning content library every month to make it the most current and comprehensive OER catalog possible. Here are some of the most recent additions to our platform:   2012 Book Archive - A project by Andy Schmitz that archives some of the open books. The American Yawp - A Free and Online, Collaboratively Built… (Show more)
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Marti Harvey
In my journalism classes, I used to teach using the building-block method. I would set up my class in chunks: present the material, assign a story, require follow up reports and peer reviews, and have students turn in an assignment. This process took about four weeks. Then I would do it again with new material, a new kind of story, and more… (Show more)
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Marti Harvey
USING GROUPS TO TEACH WRITING Some see writing as a solitary process. Some teach it as a solitary process. However, teaching writing as a group activity lets students explore how others approach learning the craft, allowing them to come up with their own approach. The writing process generally goes from thinking of a topic, collecting… (Show more)
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Andrea A. Lunsford
[This post was originally published on August 30, 2012.]   I’ve been following a conversation on the WPA list that you may have seen too:  a colleague had written in to ask for advice on queries she was getting from fellow faculty members about how to evaluate blogs.  She got many fine responses to her query, but the one that struck me as most… (Show more)
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Sara Jo Lee
Nearly 1/3 of all undergraduate students leave college after their first year. From the cost of education to personal constraints at home, students face additional pressures that weigh on their ability to complete college. The most surprising factor that leads to a student leaving college before graduation is a failure to live up to the… (Show more)
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Suzanne McCormack
In my August 1st blog I reflected on the challenge of relating pre-twentieth century US history topics to today’s college students. In part I blame my past difficulties in this area on the fact that I’m personally more interested in 20th-century history. It’s easier for me to get excited about teaching topics that I have invested time researching.… (Show more)
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