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Fact and research in the digital age: a free resource

Gathering accurate information from the internet is risky business. Students have a particularly hard time critically reading web-based content. Fortunately, there is an excellent online primer on how to search, prove, and cross-check internet sources. I recommend this resource not… Continue Reading →

Active learning: a short reading list

In a previous post, I cited this simple definition for active learning: Active learning is a process where students engage in classroom activities that promote critical engagement with course materials. Activities may include text analysis, collaborative writing, various forms of… Continue Reading →

What is passive learning? (and how to avoid it)

On January 4th, The Chronicle of Higher Education published an opinion piece written by 15 undergraduates, all writing seminar students from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. In The Chronicle’s update the next day, the post, called A Lecture from the… Continue Reading →

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