In one survey, only 8 percent of college teachers reported “taking any account” of research on teaching and learning into preparing their courses. The first annual Teaching & Learning in Higher Ed. reading drive invites college teachers and others involved in college teaching and learning to read at least one book on teaching and learning this school year.
I am happy to announce the launch of Teaching & Learning in Higher Ed. (ISSN 2329-2504), a digital project that supports teachers and reformers in higher education through encouraging serious engagement with the scholarship on teaching and learning.
“It has been well documented that colleges and universities are substantially failing to effectively educate students.” Meanwhile, research and theory on what actually works “flourish in the scholarship on teaching and learning. . .” (The Manifesto). College teachers can make a difference when they engage with this scholarship. Unfortunately, too few do. To encourage changing that, we present our infographic: “Grow the 8%.”
The faculty at a school I’m familiar with recently voted to change their scale for reporting final grades. They went from one that uses just letters (A, B, C, D, F) to […]
This online Annotated Bibliography on Literature Pedagogy put together by Laura L. Runge should prove useful for those interested in scouting out readings on teaching and learning beyond the ones on our reading lists. Going […]
Most people would have to agree that what computers can do is pretty impressive. More importantly for those trying to save money, using computers to grade student essays in high-stakes […]