Does an assignment that causes discomfort produce a different kind of learning? If so, how is it different and is it a better kind of learning?
— Read on www.teachingprofessor.com/topics/preparing-to-teach/assignments/giving-students-assignments-they-hate/
It’s end-of-semester time and PSU students are evaluating their professors on the SRTE (Student Rating of Teacher Effectiveness), but unfortunately it is a big waste of time for all involved. The SRTE is so inaccurate, so bias and so useless in helping instructors improve their teaching, it is little more than a bureaucratic ritual that risks unintended negative consequences.
Video is a great way to welcome students to your course, set the tone for the week ahead, and summarize major points at the end of the week.
North Dakota students saved more than $1 million on textbooks after the state invested just $110,000 to help instructors use open educational resources. Audit identifies successes and ongoing challenges.
“Put another way, college sports at elite schools are a quiet sort of affirmative action for affluent white kids, and play a big role in keeping these institutions so stubbornly white and affluent.”