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Jonathan Becker

The Next Great Hope for Measuring Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 0 views

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    ""In terms of trying to assess authentic student learning," he says, "it's the most ambitious effort ever.""
Jonathan Becker

What Clicks From 70,000 Courses Reveal About Student Learning - The Chronicle of Higher... - 1 views

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    Answer: not much
Jonathan Becker

Why Social Science Risks Irrelevance - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 0 views

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    "I believe in the professorial mandate, the deep commitment we must have to giving back knowledge because we get the privilege of being able to spend our days thinking. But that isn't just a matter of toiling in our worlds and then throwing knowledge out of the ivory tower. It's not just about making material open and hoping people will come. It's about actively engaging the very people that we seek to understand, contributing to the communities we spend time analyzing. To treat them respectfully and to understand our moral and ethical responsibility to them."
Jonathan Becker

Adaptive Learning Earns an Incomplete - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 0 views

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    "A majority of courses that used adaptive learning had "no discernible impact" on grades, with just four out of 15 that could be assessed resulting in "slightly higher" averages.

    SRI found no evidence that adaptive learning had had an effect on course completion in the 16 grantee-provided data sets "appropriate" for estimating that impact."
Jonathan Becker

MOOCs, Money, and the Untold Story of a Professor Who 'Bought the Hype' - The Chronicle... - 2 views

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    "These days, Irvine's massive courses typically run on their own. It's easier for everyone that way, says Mr. Matkin. "What we learned is you try to present a MOOC for what it is," says the dean. "It's a free course, with relatively little interaction with faculty members.""
Jonathan Becker

A Pedagogy That Spans Semesters - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 2 views

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    "Why wipe the slate clean? Why erase such knowledge? Why not use it as a foundation to build upon?"
Jonathan Becker

Data Visualization With Knoema - ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 0 views

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    "For the casual user, Knoema seems to provide a quick and easy way to visualize data."
Enoch Hale

Why 'Nudges' to Help Students Succeed Are Catching On - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 2 views

  • It can also be used to redesign systems so that they’re easier to navigate in the first place.
  • A nudge, like the text-message reminders that helped students make the transition to college, offers a workaround to help people get through a complex system,
  • A nudge, they explained, encourages — but does not mandate — a certain behavior: think putting healthier options at eye level in the cafeteria.
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  • Researchers have used a series of text messages like this one to "nudge" students to complete important tasks like filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
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  • He says there are two aspects of behavioral work: trying to solve a behavioral problem, and doing so with a behavioral solution.
  • Social psychologists are interested in how people make sense of an experience, which can in turn direct their behavior.
  • "We begin a step back in the causal process," Mr. Walton says. As a result, social psychology’s interventions often strive to change how students see the social world around them, or actually change that world — for instance, by having teachers frame their feedback differently.
  • The approach is elegant, creative, and aligned with common sense.
  • It’s possible some people would argue that we act like completely rational beings, but probably not anyone who spends a lot of time around college students.
  • Given their low cost, behavioral solutions often appealing to funders and policy makers.
  • But the flip side of the coin is that such low-cost solutions cannot replace other, pricier efforts to improve college access and success.
  • Higher education presents a "perfect storm for the frailties of human reasoning," Mr. Kelly says. "The system often seems set up to frustrate people."
  • Critics of efforts to simplify or inform students’ choices often say that college isn’t meant to be easy. If someone cannot successfully apply for financial aid, maybe that person doesn’t belong in college. Researchers typically respond by saying they are working to help students through the pesky tasks on the periphery of going to college. Filing the Fafsa — which, incidentally, the most advantaged students don’t have to deal with — isn’t meant to be an admissions test.
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    I wish I could automate some things like this in rampages . . . like if you do a bare URL that doesn't link . . . I'd like to auto comment with some directions on how to make a link. Seems doable in terms of programming.
Jonathan Becker

Improving My Teaching via Podcast - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 0 views

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    "All of these companions have arrived in my life courtesy of the Teaching in Higher Ed Podcast, a free and fantastic resource for college and university faculty. Curated by Bonni Stachowiak, of Vanguard University, the podcast offers weekly episodes in which Bonni and her guests explore, in her words, "the art and science of being more effective at facilitating learning." Some episodes also focus on personal productivity for academics."
Tom Woodward

@AcademicsSay: The Story Behind a Social-Media Experiment - Faculty - The Chronicle of ... - 0 views

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    "Over the past six months, @AcademicsSay has allowed me to recruit over 6,800 faculty and graduate students from over 60 countries to participate in three online studies on topics ranging from procrastination and impostor syndrome to work-life balance and burnout, resulting in one of the most comprehensive and international investigations of psychological well-being in academia to date. So beyond the account making my academic life maybe a bit less boring, perhaps the most important part of this experience for me has been the sobering realization of how deeply and widely these psychological challenges resonate with other academics and that I am in a unique position do something about it."
Enoch Hale

Teaching Science So It Sticks - Curriculum - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 0 views

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    "Scott Fisher gets a lot of educational mileage from a postcard."
Enoch Hale

The Making of a Higher-Ed Agitator - Administration - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 1 views

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    "If a college aims to produce more graduates and make research breakthroughs, Mr. Crow says, it should be designed so that a policy of near-open access enhances the prospects that professors will cure cancer or build flying cars."
Enoch Hale

The 4 Properties of Powerful Teachers - Advice - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 0 views

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    "American higher education seems to be experiencing a kind of teaching renaissance. Articles on the subject proliferate on this site and others, suggesting a renewed interest and commitment to the subject across academe."
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