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Environmental Scanning

This is a page for discussion of those thought-provoking Environmental Scanning for Planning (ESP) articles uncovered and forwarded to faculty from the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. The article links are here and this is a place to discuss their content.

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  1. Caught (unfortunately) on tape! More colleges are recording lectures, so more professors are learning to watch their words

    http://chronicle.com/free/v55/i28/28a01701.htm

    Comment by Beverly King — March 20, 2009 @ 12:36 pm

  2. Are grades counterproductive? Do students learn better when they are not being graded?

    http://oncampus.macleans.ca/education/2009/03/13/in-this-class-everyone-gets-a/

    Comment by Beverly King — March 20, 2009 @ 12:27 pm

  3. Article from the Chronicle on grade inflation: Is an A really for Average?

    http://chronicle.com/news/index.php?id=6115&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

    Comment by Beverly King — March 13, 2009 @ 2:13 pm

  4. http://chronicle.com/news/index.php?id=6080&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en
    Article on the number of scientists and science journals that engage in plagiarism. If it is evident at this level, can we expect students to do much better?

    Comment by Beverly King — March 6, 2009 @ 3:42 pm

  5. http://www.academicearth.org/
    Thousands of free lectures from the world’s top scholars! Check it out!

    Comment by Beverly King — March 6, 2009 @ 2:10 pm

  6. The one-minute lecture! What do you think?
    http://chronicle.com/free/v55/i26/26a00102.htm#how

    Comment by Beverly King — March 4, 2009 @ 9:10 am

  7. Here’s the study that provided the basis for the article posted previously:
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6VCJ-4V5GCPP-2&_user=10&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=e37f858b8a49dca5d5cd6a8c85494e7a
    “iTunes University and the classroom: Can podcasts replace Professors?”

    Comment by Beverly King — March 3, 2009 @ 3:42 pm

  8. Are podcast lectures “better” for students than the real thing?
    http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16624-itunes-university-better-than-the-real-thing.html

    Comment by Beverly King — March 3, 2009 @ 3:40 pm

  9. Article from the Chronicle on university policies and parenting: http://chronicle.com/jobs/news/2009/02/2009022401c.htm?utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

    Comment by Beverly King — February 25, 2009 @ 10:49 am

  10. Minnesota Faculty Members Agree to No Raises for Two Years
    Chronicle Newsblog, February 13, 2009

    http://chronicle.com/news/index.php?id=5975&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

    Comment by Beverly King — February 13, 2009 @ 3:32 pm

  11. Undoubtedly, the website URL did not post in my previous comment. Here it is: http://oncampus.macleans.ca/education/2009/02/06/can-i-have-your-half-attention-please/

    Comment by Beverly King — February 13, 2009 @ 2:22 pm

  12. Laptops: Distraction in Class?
    MacLean’s On Campus: February 6, 2009
    Recent studies suggest that laptops in class detract from lecture-based learning. While some professors seek to exclude the devices from the classroom, others are creating multimedia-rich curricula in which students can draw on online resources and interact with each other.

    Comment by Beverly King — February 13, 2009 @ 2:20 pm


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