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Technology in Early Education: An Interview with Katie Paciga

By Lynn Zimmerman
Associate Editor
Editor, Teacher Education

Katie Paciga, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Education at Columbia College Chicago. She teaches courses in Language Development, Children’s Media and Technology, and Early Reading and Writing Methods. 865 more words

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On Grade Inflation and Accountability for Student Learning

There is a lot of fuss about grade inflation at colleges and universities, but are we correctly identifying the problem or just a symptom?  I think that the real question we should be asking ourselves as educators is: What is the best way to measure and assess student learning? 329 more words

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Attrition in MOOCs: Is It a Problem or an Advantage?

By Jim Shimabukuro

It’s hard to fault research into MOOCs since there are so many more questions than answers. Thus, I was drawn to the news that MIT researchers have developed “a dropout-prediction model trained on data from one offering of a course can help predict which students will stop out of the next offering.”1 Still, I find myself questioning the purpose, which is to reduce the high attrition rates associated with MOOCs. 400 more words


Enough is enough: Fisher v. University of Texas

How many bites does Abigail Fisher get at this apple? Fisher was an applicant who sued the University of Texas at Austin in 2008 after she was denied admission both on the automatic admissions policy (the Percentage Plan) and by the holistic review process. 536 more words

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College Students and Instructors on Library Use

Cengage Learning recently conducted an Engagement Insights Survey, where they “asked hundreds of instructors and thousands of students to provide their perspectives on library use and research habits.” This infographic “compares their responses and provides insight into the ways that instructors and students across the United States make use of their campus libraries.”

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SCOTUS, same-sex marriage, and Christian colleges

Guest post by Michael A. Olivas

Conservative religious groups have shown concern over the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, a case that has resolved the question of whether the U.S. 389 more words

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Higher Education Coordinator with MIFA #jobs #higherED #edchat #education DL: June 30!

Job title: COOL Higher Education Coordinator

Reports to COOL program manager; part-time (25 hours per week); exempt; $16.50-18.70/hour                  

Opening date: June 22, 2015

Closing date: June 30, 2015… 835 more words

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