Thomas Mennella, “The Hidden Costs of Active Learning”

Mennella gets right to the point in the opening of his article: “Flipped and active learning truly are a better way for student to learn, but they also may be a fast track to instructor burnout.”  He continues:

I am an active learning college instructor and I’m tired.  I don’t mean end-of-the-semester and need-some-sleep tired.  I mean really, weary, bone-deep tired.”

His foray into active learning began when his school became an iPad institution, with all incoming freshmen getting iPads.  He continues on discussing the workload that this change has brought as he has implemented active learning and a flipped classroom.  It provides an interesting perspective of someone who supports the pedagogy, but things other things in the institution have to change to support the change in pedagogy.

The full post is here.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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Top 10 Technologies that Will Become Important in Education Over the Next Decade

Top 10 Technologies that Will Become Important in Education Over the Next Decade

As part of their article “Top 10 Education Technologies that Will Be Dead and Gone in the Next Decade”, in CampusTechnology.com, Dian Schaffhauser and Rhea Kelly provided this graphic with the results of 2016 Teaching with Technology Survey about the technologies faculty respondents believe will be important over the next decade.  To see their full discussion of the topic, check out the article here.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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Top 10 Education Technologies that Faculty Wish Would Die in the Next Decade

Top 10 Education Technologies that faculty wish would die in the next decade

As part of their article “Top 10 Education Technologies that Will Be Dead and Gone in the Next Decade”, in CampusTechnology.com, Dian Schaffhauser and Rhea Kelly provided this graphic with the results of 2016 Teaching with Technology Survey about the technologies they wish would disappear over the next decade.  To see their full discussion of the topic, check out the article here.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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Top 10 Education Technologies that Will Be Dead and Gone in the Next Decade

Top 10 Education Technologies that will be dead and gone in the next decade.

As part of their article “Top 10 Education Technologies that Will Be Dead and Gone in the Next Decade”, in CampusTechnology.com, Dian Schaffhauser and Rhea Kelly provided this graphic of the technologies they believe will disappear over the next decade.  To see their full discussion of the topic, check out the article here.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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For a Better Flip, Try MOOCs – Campus Technology

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David Raths has an article over at Campus Technology that looks at how MOOCs have changed the way some professors handle their face-to-face classes.  It provides some interesting insights into how this has changed their courses, especially large enrollment multi-section courses.

The full article is available here: https://campustechnology.com/Articles/2015/04/01/For-a-Better-Flip-Try-MOOCs.aspx?p=1

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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Campus Technology: 6 Alternative Social Media Tools for Teaching and Learning

Leila Meyer has an interesting post at CampusTechnology on the use of social media in classes to further teaching and learning.  The 6 social media apps she spotlights are:

  1. VoiceThread
  2. Diigo
  3. Scoop.it
  4. Instagram
  5. Pinterest
  6. Feedly

Meyer highlights three benefits of using social media in classes.  Those three are:

  1. Putting concepts in context;
  2. Helping instructors keep course content up-to-date; and
  3. Fostering a sense of community both in and out of the classroom.

The full post is available here.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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