Poorly Designed Courses Can Offer Easy A's...

A recent Chronicle of Higher Education article asserts that it's online courses which offer the prospect of more easy A's, but as usual the issue is not with the delivery mode.

Shaking It Up, Part 3 (from ETC Journal)

Part 3 of a conversation between myself and Judith McDaniel (from ETC Journal).

Shaking It Up, Part 2 (from ETC Journal)

Part 2 of a conversation between ETCJ editor Judith McDaniel and myself (from ETC Journal).

Shaking It Up, Part 1 (from ETC Journal)

A conversation between ETCJ editor Judith McDaniel and myself from ETC Journal. Also check out the accompanying discussion in the comments.

Academically Adrift Redux: Countering the Memes #3 -- Focusing on Student Learning

The best way to counter the notion that students don’t learn much in college is to get better at figuring out what they do learn.

Academically Adrift Redux: Countering the Memes #2 -- Redefining Rigor

The best way to counter the reflexive assumption that college has become less demanding is to ask the question, “what constitutes rigor?” and to answer that question by focusing on developing better ways of defining rigor.

Academically Adrift Redux: Countering the Memes #1

The best way to counter the destructive notion that students spend much less time studying in college than in the past is to focus on getting better at learning how to value students’ time.

Academically Adrift Redux: 10 Good Things to Say

There are some good things to say about Academically Adrift -- even if the study ends up obscuring the important issues more than illuminating them.

Academically Adrift Redux: The Memes Have Spoken (from ETCJ)

Nothing says “welcome to the previous century” quite like equating educational rigor with time spent studying. From my ETCJ article.

"Pineapples Don't Have Sleeves": More Standardized Testing Follies

A misguided set of standardized test questions not only reveals the follies of standardized testing, but also reveals some clues about what may really be worth assessing.

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