Monthly Archives: February 2014

How can we keep students engaged in science?

Recently, we struck up a conversation with a Northwestern undergraduate.  This young woman had been a top student in high school and had excelled in science. After a quarter of college science courses, though, she was discouraged.  She felt lost … Continue reading

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It’s in the syllabus…isn’t it? How a syllabus quiz can help students learn

This comic perfectly sums up the frustration that instructors often encounter in regards to answering routine questions from students. Long ago, some brilliant instructor probably came up with an ingenious method for dealing with the questions that he kept getting … Continue reading

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An interview with Owen Youngman–MOOC pioneer

In Fall 2013, Northwestern University launched its first three MOOCs–the Massive Open Online Courses that have been reshaping long-standing ideas about what it means to learn and teach in higher education. The very first MOOC at Northwestern was taught by … Continue reading

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