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Quick Reads

Below you will find a collection of quick reads on big issues in higher education, subdivided by topic. The idea is to satiate or stimulate your curiosity about topics and trends in faculty development, higher education, and teaching and learning. All are jargon-free, yet informative. Some even have immediate take-aways and applications to your classes and career. So scroll through each category and enjoy!


Teaching and Learning

  1. Why Students Should Write in All Subjects: Writing improves learning by consolidating information in long-term memory. Edutopia
  2. Asynchronous vs. Synchronous: How to Design for Each Type of Learning CatlinTucker
  3. Active Learning in Hybrid and Physically Distanced Classrooms Vanderbilt University
  4. The Neuroscience Behind Productive Struggle Edutopia
  5. Completing a Face-To-Face Course Online Following A Campus Mandate The Scholarly Teacher
  6. Education When Information Is Free Inside Higher Ed
  7. Teaching Research in the First-Year Writing Classroom in the U.S. Inside Higher Ed
  8. Understanding Adoption of New Teaching Strategies through a Behavioral Change Model The Scholarly Teacher
  9. The Dangers of Fluent Lectures: A study says smooth-talking professors can lull students into thinking they've learned more than they actually have -- potentially at the expense of active learning. Inside Higher Ed
  10. Teachers Still Believe in 'Learning Styles' and Other Myths About Cognition Education Week
  11. Measuring actual learning versus feeling of learning in response to being actively engaged in the classroom PNAS
  12. Learner-Centered Teaching: 10 Ideas for Getting Started Faculty Focus
  13. How a Math Class Sparked Students' Engagement in Their Community The Chronicle of Higher Education
  14. Technology in the Classroom: What the Research Tells Us Inside Higher Ed
  15. An Engineering Professor Asked His Colleagues to Help Him Analyze His Teaching. Here’s What He Learned. The Chronicle of Higher Education
  16. How to Create a Syllabus The Chronicle of Higher Education
  17. What Students Want Colleges to Know About How They Learn EdSurge
  18. The Myth of 'Learning Styles': A popular theory that some people learn better visually or aurally keeps getting debunked. The Atlantic
  19. Which Should Come First: Problem-Solving or Instruction? The Learning Scientists
  20. Data In Action Series: Student Engagement as a Political Catalyst Campus Labs: Data Driven Innovation
  21. Civic engagement goes beyond the midterm elections (login or registration required) Times Higher Education
  22. A new study shows that students learn way more effectively from print textbooks than screens Business Insider
  23. Five Benefits of Lecture Capture TechSmith Blog
  24. Teaching and Learning: A Two-Way Street Campus Intelligence: Reimaging Data in Higher Ed
  25. Do Your Students Learn by Rote? Or Can They Recognize Patterns? The Chronicle of Higher Education
  26. No evidence to back idea of learning styles The Guardian
  27. Digital Storytelling at TTU Springborgphoto
  28. A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject Quartz
  29. Ending The Semester with Reflection Notre Dame Learning
  30. Writing effectively means shaping your words in light of whom you are writing to and why Inside Higher Ed
  31. Improve learning by thinking about learning by Todd Zakrajsek (Video) YouTube
  32. Can Creativity Be Learned? The Atlantic
  33. How Much Mightier Is the Pen than the Keyboard for Note-Taking? Springer Link
  34. Hard-to-Read Fonts Promote Better Recall Harvard Business Review


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