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EDUIMHE EDUIMHE › The State of Higher Education 2013 If your organisation is a member of the Programme, please contact for your PDF copy. Download the Executive Summary here. Contents of the full publication Innovative library services “in the wild” Released: January 29, 2013 By Kathryn Zickuhr Our new report takes a close look not only at how Americans are using public libraries, but also what sort of services and programming they think libraries should offer — and what they say they would use in the future.

Eric Mazur on new interactive teaching techniques In 1990, after seven years of teaching at Harvard, Eric Mazur, now Balkanski professor of physics and applied physics, was delivering clear, polished lectures and demonstrations and getting high student evaluations for his introductory Physics 11 course, populated mainly by premed and engineering students who were successfully solving complicated problems. Then he discovered that his success as a teacher “was a complete illusion, a house of cards.” The epiphany came via an article in the American Journal of Physics by Arizona State professor David Hestenes.

Appleton Institute for Behavioural Science Building Adelaide's Best Little University: One Career at a Time The Appleton Institute is a multidisciplinary research hub in Adelaide, and a new Distance Education centre for CQUniversity in South Australia. Established as part of CQUniversity in January 2012, and based in Adelaide, South Australia, the Appleton Institute combines excellence in research, teaching and community engagement across a range of scientific areas including safety science, sleep and biological rhythms, applied psychology, occupational health and safety, human factors, risk management, cultural anthropology and immigration. The Institute is overseen by renowned fatigue and human factors expert Professor Drew Dawson and consists of a 30-person research team, all formerly of Adelaide's Centre for Sleep Research. For information on accommodation and schooling options in this region please see the local links provided right under the useful information. Address:

Jobs, Careers & Employment @ MyCareer Kath Lockett meets workers who have turned their passions into jobs. If the highlight of your working week is taking home the stale sandwiches from the conference room on Friday night, it's time to regain your enthusiasm. Finding a renewed passion for work can sometimes involve backpedalling. This does not automatically mean moving out of the city; it can occur by voluntarily reducing your working hours or taking on a different job that provides more time for family and interests. From Tweet to Blog Post to Peer-Reviewed Article: How to be a Scholar Now Digital media is changing how scholars interact, collaborate, write and publish. Here, Jessie Daniels describes how to be a scholar now, when peer-reviewed articles can begin as Tweets and blog posts. In this new environment, scholars are able to create knowledge in ways that are more open, more fluid, and more easily read by wider audiences.

Policy Samples — Iowa Library Services / State Library Policy is a carefully designed, broadly stated, written guidelines for actions and decisions of the library. It is a governing principle formally adopted by the public library board. A library's policies should be consistent with its mission. Written policies: Improve communication with the publicGives the library director clear direction from the boardProvides consistency among board members, staff and the public Don’t Lecture Me: Rethinking How College Students Learn Flickr:AllHails At the star-studded Harvard Initiative on Learning and Teaching (HILT) event earlier this month, where professors gathered to discuss innovative strategies for learning and teaching, Harvard’s professor Eric Mazur gave a talk on the benefits of practicing peer instruction in class, rather than the traditional lecture. The idea is getting traction. Here’s more about the practice. By Emily Hanford, American RadioWorks

Course search Click here for the international course option Course sub-headings Course overview How to get a job at Google Software engineers at the Google office in Kirkland, Washington. Photo: Getty Images Last June, in an interview with Adam Bryant of The New York Times, Laszlo Bock, the senior vice president of people operations for Google – ie, the guy in charge of hiring for one of the world's most successful companies – noted that Google had determined that academic results weren't very important. "[Grade point averages] are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless ...We found that they don't predict anything." Presentation Handouts Your presentation handout is the lasting concrete manifestation of your presentation. It’s an important part of the total experience for the audience: But most of us focus on preparing what happens during the presentation, not what happens afterwards.

9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning The label of “21st Century learning” is vague, and is an idea that we here at TeachThought like to take a swing at as often as possible, including: –weighing the magic of technology with its incredible cost and complexity –underscoring the potential for well thought-out instructional design Course search Click here for the international course option Course sub-headings Course overview Deakin's Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts degree will introduce you to the knowledge and competencies required by secondary teachers as well as providing you with a broad understanding of the practice of educators.

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