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Mathieu Plourde

Zombies in the Classroom: The Importance of Teaching the Zombie Apocalypse in Anthropol... - 0 views

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    "My efforts to introduce zombies into the classroom pulled from all of these techniques - getting students engaged in material in a new way, testing their understanding of theoretical constructs and real-world issues, and contrasting different views of humanity and culture. However, for this undergraduate exercise, I also wanted a few other things for the students - the chance to demonstrate what they had learned throughout the course, show critical thinking skills, and push themselves to think outside the box. Most importantly, I also wanted them to enjoy it."
Mathieu Plourde

Delaware to Build OER Repository - 1 views

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    "The Delaware Department of Education (DDE) recently joined a national movement to use high-quality, openly licensed educational resources in schools. In support of the #GoOpen campaign, launched by the United States Department of Education's Office of Education Technology, Delaware will build a statewide repository of open educational resources (OER). "
Mathieu Plourde

Positive comments on social media found to influence potential voters - 0 views

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    "When Facebook users see favorable comments on the social media site about a political candidate, those opinions positively influence their own views of the politician, while unfavorable comments have a negative effect, according to a new paper by University of Delaware researchers."
Mathieu Plourde

Should computer-assisted teaching expand its reach to more states? - The Hechinger Report - 0 views

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    "leaders from Delaware's education, nonprofit and business communities released a new statewide plan for its public school system. The blueprint, called Student Success 2025, included personalized learning as one of the key strategies."
Mathieu Plourde

An Evening with M. Night Shyamalan - 0 views

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    "The public is invited to join Senator Bryan Townsend, Delaware's 2015 Teacher of the Year Megan Dalfovo-Szabo, and DelaCORE leaders for a lively discussion and book signing with filmmaker and education advocate M. Night Shyamalan."
Mathieu Plourde

Starting The College Search From Your Smartphone - 0 views

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    "The University of Delaware employs a fleet of students to engage prospective applicants through social media. So-called "Social Media Ambassadors" are adorned with their own BlueHen Twitter accounts and are encouraged to share their student experiences online and talk to parents and students interested in the school."
Mathieu Plourde

Faculty meeting to be centered on higher education's future | The Review | The Independ... - 0 views

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    At Monday's meeting, Harker will discuss his vision in an address titled, "University of Delaware and the Future of Higher Education." Faculty will also be able to ask questions and share concerns. "One of my responsibilities as president is to anticipate the opportunities and threats facing us and higher education, with an eye toward continuing UD's role as an outstanding university," Harker wrote. "The University of Delaware has already made incredible progress. But we still have much work to do."
Mathieu Plourde

Models for New American Research University reports - 0 views

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    The working group has heard and received suggestions across a broad range of topics. Here are a few examples: Make an institutional commitment to fostering high-quality hybrid instruction (online and face-to-face) and provide the IT infrastructure to support course development and redevelopment along those lines. Establish an experimental college with the freedom to innovate in different course formats and individualized interdisciplinary majors. Require an e-portfolio of all undergraduate students, connecting the first-year experience and co-curricular activities to their major field of study and career preparation.
Mathieu Plourde

No more disciplinary silos: UD's new tech-centric Faculty Commons - 1 views

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    The University of Delaware hopes to bring professors together and improve classroom technology at the same time.
Mathieu Plourde

How I Work: Ken Grant, 'Godfather' of social media - Technical.ly Delaware - 0 views

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    Ken Grant is known as the "Godfather of Delaware Social Media" - or, in his words, the First State's "Designated Pot Stirrer." "I feed off the energy of crowds."
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UD study tracks, analyzes political behavior on mobile devices - 0 views

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    ""These devices have become such an entrenched part of our lives that who can really accurately gauge their own media use?" said Hoffman, associate professor of communication. "Scholars have surveyed people about how and why they use media, but that use is very fluid. It's so interspersed with other daily activities that most people would find it difficult to say exactly how many minutes they spend on particular kinds of websites.""
Mathieu Plourde

A Case Study in Lifting College Attendance - 0 views

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    Delaware's governor, Jack Markell, announced a program called Getting to Zero. Its goal was to get all high-school seniors with an SAT score of at least a 1,500 (out of 2,400) on the SAT to enroll in college. In recent years, state data show, about 20 percent of such teenagers did not.
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With emergence of charter schools, data points out resegregation in state schools - 0 views

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    "According to data from the Delaware Department of Education, the newly-created ninth grade class at Newark Charter School consists of 15 percent Hispanic and African-American students, with representation of low-income students also at 15 percent. This contrasts starkly with the freshman class at Newark High School which is composed of 64 percent African American and Hispanic students and 70 percent low-income students."
Mathieu Plourde

University launches Open Education Week, advocates for affordable education - 0 views

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    ducation without limits begins a much needed discussion," Foreman said. "As public education is eviscerated in urban cores and debt burdens college students in a limited job market for decades after graduation, many agree that we need to discuss an invigorated public education system that makes education available for everyone, not just those who can afford it."
Mathieu Plourde

Social media strategies for Del. companies developed in UD course - 1 views

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    "There's a place in every company for social media, but finding where your company fits best is key. A continuing studies course offered by the University of Delaware seeks to help you find that niche. "
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Delaware Seeks to Steer the Poor to Top Colleges - 1 views

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    Under the new effort, paid for by the College Board, high-achieving low-income students will also receive a packet of information on selective colleges, as well as waivers for the application fee. The information includes details on admission and financial aid policies, as well as on the variation in graduation rates at different colleges.
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Urine awesome player: Take aim in Dewey Beach bar bathroom - 0 views

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    The Starboard was the first bar in the U.S. to buy a pair of urinals outfitted with a new hands-free video game system that allows men to control a cartoon character on a television screen with their, um, urine stream.
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UD faculty members create instructional videos in Self Service Studio - 0 views

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    Some University of Delaware faculty members have begun "flipping the classroom," recording brief lectures or demonstrations for their students to view outside the classroom so that more class time can be spent on other activities. Faculty have found the Self Service Studio in 309 Gore Hall an easy-to-use resource for recording material to supplement their students' classroom experience: homework solutions, prerequisite material, lectures, demonstrations and other resources.
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