Yesterday I posted what seemed to me to be a short series of commonsense assertions that don’t even need stating. However, these obvious claims have now been supported by empirical research. The earth-shattering claims made by this research? Earth shattering claim no. 1: Students who develop meaningful relationships with their professors are much more likely to doContinue reading “Can We Think Clearly about MOOCs?”
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Charismatic Teacher = High Evals, but not High Learning
Inside Higher Ed. has recently reported that a rather interesting study on student learning conducted by a group of psychologists supports what most of us who have been teaching for any length of time already knew all along: student perception of learning and student learning are two different things: The researchers asked two groups of studentsContinue reading “Charismatic Teacher = High Evals, but not High Learning”
Are Teachers Entertainers?
I’ve been following a discussion on LinkedIn in which one instructor has taken the position that teachers are entertainers because learning should be fun, and another is taking issue with him — he maybe agrees that learning should be fun, but he’s doubtful that teachers are entertainers. I think it wouldn’t hurt to consider how weContinue reading “Are Teachers Entertainers?”