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J.Randolph Radney

The Lesser Kudos - Lingua Franca - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 1 views

  • I’ve sometimes wondered if the visual similarity between kudus and kudos contributed to a belief that a kudo was a shy and retiring noun best observed in the plural.
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      I love his humour!
J.Randolph Radney

Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education | Association of College... - 2 views

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    The Association of College and Research Libraries has developed a site discussing information literacy standards for education.
J.Randolph Radney

Home - Social Networking, Social Media, Social Software - Research Guides at Thompson R... - 2 views

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    Here is how a local university is orienting students to social media outside the classroom.
J.Randolph Radney

Students prefer good lectures over the latest technology in class | University Affairs - 3 views

  • they want lectures. They want to listen to a professor who’s engaging, who’s intellectually stimulating and who delivers the content to them,” says Vivek Venkatesh, associate dean of academic programs and development in the school of graduate studies at Concordia University.
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      Perhaps what students WANT is not what is best for them. Are they being lazy learners to expect a teacher to 'deliver content', as compare with more active learning strategies?
  • The reporter fails to mention that the majority of both teachers and students like technology in the classroom. And then tries to turn this report into one that is anti-technology.
  • But frankly when I find an eager proponent of, say, group work and student-directed discussions, I often (although not always) find a professor who simply can't lecture; and, worse, is not liked by their students.
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      It is possible, however, to be a professor who lectures well and still prefers the use of more active learning in the classroom.
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