Category Archives: peer learning

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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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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Peer Learning: Getting students to work together meaningfully

We may all have memories of group projects gone bad … you’re the only one who does any work, one person freeloads, the group can’t agree on a direction, and so forth. Our students have these memories, too, and as … Continue reading

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