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Getting students to engage at a commuter school is particularly challenging. Students are too easily tempted to park, go to class and drive back home. How do you make a campus sticky? Give me some ideas. Advertisements
Students tweeting in the back row driving you crazy? Some faculty members are suggesting we flip this by recognizing mobile devices as an educational tool that can enrich rather than distract the class. A few colleagues sent an article¹ to me … Continue reading
If you give a faculty member a tablet, all of her students a tablet and surround the class with the infrastructure needed to support this technology, what do you think will happen to the teaching and learning environment? Improve? Decline? Other?
In two weeks, we will have a few thousand new students starting Crafton Hills College. Most of them will be stepping on to a college campus for the first time in their lives. They need your good advice. What should … Continue reading
Was there a moment you knew you belonged in college? A specific moment you engaged? Describe it.
FADE IN. EXTERIOR. CRAFTON HILLS COLLEGE QUAD. DAY. A student stands overwhelmed, not sure where the “Classroom Building” is. Other students walk past briskly. Class starts in 10 minutes. Her anxiety rises. She needs help right now. What do you … Continue reading