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Rethinking the Way College Students Are Taught

Rethinking the Way College Students Are Taught
It's a typical scene: a few minutes before 11:00 on a Tuesday morning and about 200 sleepy-looking college students are taking their seats in a large lecture hall - chatting, laughing, calling out to each other across the aisles. Class begins with a big "shhhh" from the instructor. This is an introductory chemistry class at a state university. For the next hour and 15 minutes, the instructor will lecture and the students will take notes. Students in this class say the instructor is one of the best lecturers in the department. Student Marly Dainton says she doesn't think she'll remember much from this class. "I'm going to put it to short-term memory," she says. One of the Oldest Teaching Methods Research conducted over the past few decades shows it's impossible for students to take in and process all the information presented during a typical lecture, and yet this is one of the primary ways college students are taught, particularly in introductory courses. He knew that Elton was right. Related:  Learning ToolsOther peoples collectionsCIE

The Problem with Lecturing Back in the late 1970s a colleague came to David Hestenes with a problem. The two of them were physics professors at Arizona State University. Hestenes was teaching mostly graduate students, but his colleague was teaching introductory physics, and the students in his classes were not doing well. Semester after semester, the class average on his exams never got above about 40 percent. "And I noted that the reason for that was that his examination questions were mostly qualitative, requiring understanding of the concepts," says Hestenes. Most professors didn't test for this kind of understanding; students just had to solve problems to pass the exams. This observation prompted a series of conversations between Hestenes and his colleague about the difference between being able to solve problems and really understanding the concepts behind those problems. Testing Understanding They developed a multiple-choice test, now known as the Force Concept Inventory, or FCI. Taking It to Heart

We Collaborate! - Users of Blackboard Collaborate An Evaluation of Student Outcomes by Course Duration in Online Higher Education Melanie Shaw, Ph.D. Northcentral University Barry Chametzky, Ph.D. Washington and Jefferson College Scott W. Burrus, Ph.D. Distance education courses and programs provide flexible learning opportunities to both undergraduate and post baccalaureate students. Currently, between 6.7 million (Allen & Seaman, 2013) and 15 million students (National Center for Education Statistics, 2012) are enrolled in distance education courses. Question 1 – Is there a relationship between course length and student achievement? Literature ReviewFrom the perspective of the learner or the educational researcher, it is not straightforward to discuss the benefits and disadvantages of shorter or accelerated semester courses for numerous third variable issues come into play. DiscussionFor this study, two research questions were used to evaluate if there were differences in student achievement based on final scores earned in the course and total assignment completion rates.

Modeling Instruction Program Patrol Logs Don't Lecture Me | American RadioWorks by Emily Hanford College students spend a lot of time listening to lectures. But research shows there are better ways to learn. And experts say students need to learn better because the 21st century economy demands more well-educated workers. Lecturing was invented as a way to share information in a time before books were widely available. Now, there are better approaches. The traditional college lecture has never been a good way to learn. In the past 30 years, scientists have discovered a lot about how people learn. The Tomorrow's College series is funded by a grant from Lumina Foundation, which is committed to enrolling and graduating more students from college, and by a grant from the Spencer Foundation, which is dedicated to the belief that research is necessary to the improvement of education.

How Things Changed With @Evernote I'll admit it. I have to be one of the most unorganized people on the planet. I have notebooks in just about every bag I carry. Multiple calendars and I still miss appointments. Slips of papers as reminders with some string of illegible thoughts on them, that, when I find them, I don't have a clue what I was thinking when I wrote them. I have more than 10 different types of projects going on at anyone time. Organization isn't really in my vocabulary. Well, let me say, it wasn't in my vocabulary. But it is now, thanks to Evernote. I had tried Evernote in the past. Ok, so what is it? To boil it all down. Here is a view of my current notebooks. So I have notebooks for work, personal and other work I do. I keep Evernote open on my computer at all times. In this notebook are notes for 3 presentations I did at a recent district technology conference. There are lots of uses in Education too. Best thing to do now is go download it and start small. Do you use Evernote?

The nine secrets of learning This article originally appeared in Psychology (11th ed.) (2014). Reprinted with permission. Wade, C., Tavris, C., & Garry, M. (2014). The Nine Secrets of Learning. How do you study? Psychological research has uncovered many secrets to learning. Okay, that’s two sentences, but these secrets are so important, we snuck in an extra one. What to do before class Your instructor has assigned you certain readings from your textbook and possibly other sources as well. Secret #1: Use the 3R technique: Read. Let’s say you’re supposed to read a chapter by your next class. Read a section of the chapter. In one study comparing the effectiveness of various study techniques, students in three groups read long, technical encyclopedia entries (McDaniel, Howard & Einstein, 2009). One reason this method works so well is that when you practice the second R, you see immediately what you had trouble understanding, learning and remembering, so you know what to concentrate on when you do the third R: review.

Action-Reaction | Reflections on the dynamics of teaching Logsheets The effects of school quality on long-term health Volume 30, Issue 6, December 2011, Pages 1320–1333 Special Issue: Economic Returns to Education Edited By Colm Harmon and Matt Dickson Abstract In this paper I estimate the relationship between school quality and mortality. Highlights ► I examine the relationship between school quality and mortality. ► School quality is measured by the pupil–teacher ratio, length of term, and teacher wage. ► I find that increasing school quality increases the health return to education. ► There is also a direct relationship between school quality and overall mortality rates. JEL classification Keywords Educational economics; Rate of return Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.

iBooks 2 Keynote | Clubnieuws 2011 Op iPhoneclub kwamen we dit Kickstarter project tegen : EverDock Go. Het maakt gebruikt van de bekerhouder in je auto. Bekijk de video en je zal zien waarom. Voor Pages, Numbers en Keynotes (zowel op OSX als iOS) zijn er begin april een aantal verbeteringen uitgebracht. verbeterde ondersteuning voor Retina-schermen nieuw tabblad om te bewerken documenten via iCloud delen... Vanaf half april mag je een vernieuwde versie van de Stievie App verwachten. nieuwe abonnementsformules : betalen met Maestro, Bancontact voor 3, 6 of 12 maanden. Vanaf 1 april is er een volledig hernieuwde App om de krant te lezen op de iPad. Tijdens iWorld is dit zwitsers mes van de paswoorden verkrijgbaar aan de helft van de prijs. Van een zeker Ben, kregen we een aantal gratis video tutorials binnen over iMovie 10. Er bestaan zoveel weer-apps op de iPad en iPhone, dat het soms moeiljk is om te kiezen. We houden netjes in de gaten wanneer er software bundels uitkomen voor Mac.