August 29, 2013

Pearson Partners with Knewton on Adaptive Science and Business Products

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Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, today announced a substantial rollout of additional MyLab & Mastering products enhanced with technology from leading adaptive learning partner Knewton. This fall semester alone, Pearson’s widely used MyLab & Mastering offerings will deliver continuously adaptive recommendations to more than 400,000 students across subject areas including biology, anatomy & physiology, chemistry, physics, finance and accounting. These are in addition to math, economics, reading and writing, which launched in the fall of 2012.



August 26, 2013

The Benefits of Flipping Your Classroom

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A small but growing number of faculty at major universities are experimenting with the inverted or flipped classroom. It’s an instructional model popularized by, among other influences, a Ted Talk by Khan Academy founder Salman Khan, which has received more than 2.5 million views. Institutions as varied as Duke University’s School of Medicine, Boston University’s College of Engineering, and the University of Washington School of Business have joined Clemson, Michigan State, the University of Texas, and many others in experimenting with changing from in-class lectures to video lectures and using class time to explore the challenging and more difficult aspects of course content.



August 21, 2013

WizIQ Offers Free Membership Worth $690 to College and University Teachers

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WizIQ today announced academic free membership worth $690 for all teachers working in educational institutions, K-12, Colleges or Universities. Eligible teachers can use their school/university email address to register on WizIQ and get features equivalent to WizIQ’s Solo Unlimited Premium account, completely free.



What Would the Brady Bunch Do? August 19, 2013

What Would the Brady Bunch Do?

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It was an idea for framing an exam review session, and it came to me at 3 a.m. in one of those slightly desperate bursts of inspiration that dare us to do something different and unconventional. That was five years ago. Since then I’ve used the idea in undergraduate survey courses, graduate seminars, and lots of other courses in between. I’ve decided it’s a good idea and worth sharing with others.


August 16, 2013

The Five Components of a Successful Online Faculty Development Program

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Faculty development is a crucial and vital component to any college or university. For institutions with geographically dispersed faculty who are teaching online, in some cases for the very first time, faculty development takes on a new level of importance. Here the challenges are not only ensuring instructors understand the technical aspects of teaching online and have the instructional skills to meet online learners’ needs, but also instilling a sense of community.


August 15, 2013

The Teaching Professor Technology Conference Features a Jam-Packed Lineup of 72 Sessions

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The Teaching Professor is pleased to announce the line-up for the Teaching Professor Technology Conference. With the conference theme of Blended, Flipped & Massive, The Teaching Professor Technology Conference will focus on the pedagogically effective ways you can harness these new technologies in your courses and on your campus.


August 14, 2013

ExamSoft Makes It Easier Than Ever to Access Direct Evidence of Student Learning

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As students and the accreditation bodies that regulate colleges and universities demand direct-evidence of student learning, being able to connect learning outcomes to assessments is increasingly important. ExamSoft, the leading provider of intelligent embedded assessment solutions, today announced updates to its platform that will help faculty members and institutions get information in real time and intervene earlier with students. Built for faculty, the new release offers simpler navigation, streamlined question creation, the ability to blueprint exams by learning outcome, and easier student management and report creation.