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Banning Laptops in Class is the Wrong Answer

Recent articles by Valerie Strauss (@valeriestrauss) in the Washington Post and Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) in the New Yorker pander to the insecurities of college instructors and ignore research showing that web applications designed to invite participation can lead to improved engagement in class.  I’ve been … Continue reading

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Large Courses Create an Uneven Playing Field

Opening day!  First class of the year! For many of us this is a time to redesign our lectures with an eye to improving how we present our material.  But lost in our efforts to develop the clearest explanations and … Continue reading

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