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Early Semester Feedback

We've written about this topic before but we wanted to provide an update with some great resources for thinking about getting and using early or mid-semester feedback from students. We hope some of these ideas are useful for you as we are getting to that time of the semester where it makes sense to get feedback from students. Read more ...

Flipping the Feedback

Ron Martinez (Federal University of Paraná in Curitiba, Brazil) recently wrote a feedback challenge he faced:

Last semester I was faced with a larger-than-usual senior composition class for English majors—which of course also meant a larger-than-usual feedback load. With a new baby at home, I was more than a little concerned about finding the time to do it all. Fully aware of the research (e.g. Ferris, 1997; Hyland & Hyland, 2006) that favors more detailed feedback on student writing (seems "awkward: reword" just doesn't cut it), I could not in good conscience consider reducing the quality or quantity of the feedback I usually give. Moreover, my feedback would typically include holding "writing conferences" (one-on-one consultations) with students—usually during office hours. But this was a big class, and there are just so many hours in a day.

I knew something had to give.

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Why Some Colleges Are Ditching the Science Lecture For Hands-On Learning

MindShift published a recent article (2/4/16) titled: Why Some Colleges Are Ditching the Science Lecture For Hands-On Learning. This article is also a case study about how Steven Pollock, who team-teaches the Physics 1110 course at Colorado, Boulder, has transformed his course. Read more ...

How Professors Can Bolster Inquiry

MindShift recently published an article titled, "How Professors Can Bolster Inquiry in College Using K-12 Tech Tricks". Essentially the article is a case study of one professor: Read more ...

Group Work & Reporting Out

Recently Bridget Arend wrote about a small group work issue we usually don't give enough explicit attention to: the reporting out process. She writes: Read more ...

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