From Koala to Kangaroo—Getting Your Students Hopping With Active Learning

From Koala to Kangaroo—Getting Your Students Hopping With Active Learning

by Shawn Orr, Digital Educator  You’ve probably seen this chart or another many times over the course of your teaching. Basically, it’s saying that we remember very little of what somebody talks to us about. We remember more if we can see it. We remember much more if we can actually practice it and experience […]

A Record 67 Adjuncts Win Guggenheim Fellowships

A Record 67 Adjuncts Win Guggenheim Fellowships

by  P.D. Lesko On April 6, 2016, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation announced that, “in its ninety-second competition for the United States and Canada, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded 175 Fellowships (including three joint Fellowships) to a diverse group of 178 scholars, artists, and scientists. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement […]

EdTech: Engaging Students, Increasing Productivity, and Impacting Success

EdTech: Engaging Students, Increasing Productivity, and Impacting Success

by Greg Rivera, Senior Digital Educator We can’t deny that technology is here to stay. However, that is definitely not a bad thing! In fact, using educational technology can help engage students, improve retention, and help students succeed. There are several educational technologies, including free or almost-free ones, that can help you with these endeavors. Think […]

College Graduation Rates Down? Blame the Adjuncts!

College Graduation Rates Down? Blame the Adjuncts!

by P.D. Lesko Salaries for full-time college faculty are at an all-time high, and the 4-year graduation rate for U.S. college students as of 2013 stood at 39 percent, the lowest 4-year graduation rate ever recorded. Who’s to blame for abysmal graduation rates according to the AAUP’s recently released Report on the Economic Status of […]