Entries from April 2009

April 4, 2009

Wired Campus (repost): A Plan to Develop and Spread Better College Teaching Practices

repost of Wired Campus guest blog, March 20, 2009: Randy Bass and Bret Eynon How do we move from innovative but often isolated classroom practice to more far-reaching changes in institutions and the field as a whole? In our first post we called for “an R&D division for teaching in higher education,” because one of […]

April 4, 2009

Wired Campus (repost): Electronic Portfolios: a Path to the Future of Learning

repost of Wired Campus guest blog, March 18, 2009: Randy Bass and Bret Eynon If we truly want to advance from a focus on teaching to a focus on student learning, then a strategy involving something like electronic student portfolios, or ePortfolios, is essential. In an essay in the current issue of Academic Commons, three […]

April 4, 2009

Wired Campus (repost): New Technologies for Essential Learning

repost of Wired Campus guest blog, March 16, 2009: Randy Bass and Bret Eynon If anything can be said with certainty about the future of education in a roller-coaster world, it is that we must educate students to deal with uncertainty. But what does that mean in practice? It means that we must design learning […]

April 4, 2009

Wired Campus (repost): Still Moving From Teaching to Learning

repost of Wired Campus guest blog, March 12, 2009: Randy Bass and Bret Eynon It has been almost 15 years since Robert Barr and John Tagg published a well-circulated article in Change magazine claiming that we were in the midst of a paradigm shift from “teaching to learning,” set to transform the ways we designed, […]

April 4, 2009

Wired Campus (repost): We Need R&D for Teaching With Technology

repost of Wired Campus guest blog, March 9, 2009: Randy Bass and Bret Eynon When it comes to innovations in teaching and learning, higher education seems like the last to know and the slowest to respond. In every other way, we push at the frontiers of knowledge, ask critical questions, take risks. In all other […]