Monthly Archives: January 2015

“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”, … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Teach or Perish (CHE)

[NB: this piece is not specifically about online education, it is true; it is still important enough, I think, to post here.] January 19, 2015 By Jacques Berlinerblau My undergraduates’ career plans are a peculiar mix of naked ambition and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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