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Category: Higher Education

Tending, befriending, and coping with upending: Takeaways from the first month of mass emergency remote education

Posted in Academic Life, Cognitive Psychology and Learning, Higher Education, Ideas and Resources, Technology, and Trends and Change

About a year ago, I experienced what we all do sooner or later in the course of our face-to-face teaching careers: something terrible and unexpected happened in class. In my case, a student collapsed and became unresponsive*.*The student was okay,…

Active learning, active pushback, and what we should take away from a new study of student perceptions

Posted in Higher Education, and Student Success

To most of us with an interest in such things, the idea that active learning = good is not exactly new. So what is world-rocking about what Deslauriers and colleagues did?

Fifteen must-read classic books on human psychology, and what I’m reading (and writing) next

Posted in Academic Life, Cognitive Psychology and Learning, and Higher Education

The making and execution of summer reading lists is a ritual I’ve slowly come around to appreciating.

A new replication study revives the question: Is taking notes by hand really better for students?

Posted in Cognitive Psychology and Learning, Higher Education, and Technology

It’s not the modality of or tools used for notetaking, but the thought processes that go along with it, that matter.