The Grader's Dilemma
From the August 2013 NMC blog: Tom Haymes has taken a leap of faith -- he's abandoned textbooks, thrown away the traditional syllabus, and is encouraging his American Government class to design their own education paths. Inspiring? Yes! Easy? Not even close. Use the link below to read about this and other educational musings by Tom:
The Future Of Education
Using Jeff Conklin's (CogNexus Institute) notion of 'wicked problems,' a group of 100 distinguished scholars from around the world met in January 2013 to articulate the five most current pressing topics in higher education. What distinguishes these particular issues is that they are extremely difficult and even seemingly impossible to solve, because of the complex or ever-changing environments in which they arise. The resulting two-page communique is well worth the read: http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2013-Horizon-Project-Summit-Communique.pdf
Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning
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A new series, and part of the CITL films project, started in late 2012 that spotlights new, interesting and innovative things that RU faculty are doing inside and outside the classroom. Visit the Faculty Profiles page to view current interviews including Super Heroes and Ethics with Scott McDarmont, Collective eText Authoring with Dr. Joe Jones, Core Curriculum and The Hunger Games with Candice Benjes-Small and Philosophy Goes To The Movies with Dr. Guy Axtell.
Put That Class Online!
Visit the Faculty Development Institute area of our site to view this cautionary tale about a department that decides to put a class online without realizing what they are geting into. Starring Bill Kennan, Chandish Nester, Susan Van Patten, Ryan Waide, and Wesley Young.
The CITL is pleased to announce the availability of Lynda.com online training for RU staff. Please click HERE to view a special announcement from Provost Dr. Sam Minner about this staff training and development initiative. To learn more about training resources offered through Lynda, please visit here.