“Reading the Odyssey”: A New Sunoikisis Course in Translation

During the spring 2015 semester, Sunoikisis continues its initiative to introduce enduring works of Greek literature to a broad, undergraduate audience. Building on the success of last year’s “Reading the Iliad”, faculty at eight institutions are offering “Reading the Odyssey”, a team-taught course that aims to guide students through methods and approaches to close reading … Read more“Reading the Odyssey”: A New Sunoikisis Course in Translation

Three evolving thoughts about flipped learning (CHE)

January 22, 2015, 8:00 am By Robert Talbert While specifications grading continues to unfold in class, I’m also still using and refining the flipped learning model. Recently I had time to reflect on how I’m implementing flipped learning in my classes, and I noticed that some of my thoughts on flipped learning have evolved over the … Read moreThree evolving thoughts about flipped learning (CHE)

One Reason to Offer Free Online Courses: Alumni Engagement (CHE)

By Casey Fabris January 13, 2015 Conversations about the atomic bomb can go only so far among a classroom of 20-somethings. It’s hard for today’s students to imagine living in 1945, experiencing a world war, or, for most, serving in the military. But bring alumni—with many more years of experience to share—into the equation, and … Read moreOne Reason to Offer Free Online Courses: Alumni Engagement (CHE)

How to Maintain Your Digital Identity As An Academic (CHE)

January 9, 2015 In 2009, anyone who searched my name on the web would first encounter the opinions of a disgruntled Midwestern undergraduate who lambasted me for being an unfair, unprofessional, and essentially ignorant professor. Oddly enough, the student was angry because I had begun incorporating Twitter into the classroom. I was among the early … Read moreHow to Maintain Your Digital Identity As An Academic (CHE)

When a Flipped-Classroom Pioneer Hands Off His Video Lectures, This Is What Happens (CHE)

By Jeffrey R. Young January 7, 2015 In a way, there are two Norman Nemrows. There’s the real-life professor who spent much of his career teaching accounting students at Brigham Young University. And there’s the one I’ll call Video Norm, the instructor immortalized in lectures on accounting that he began recording nearly 15 years ago. … Read moreWhen a Flipped-Classroom Pioneer Hands Off His Video Lectures, This Is What Happens (CHE)