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Article of the Month: Student Information Literacy in the Mobile Environment

The June article of the month, published in the recent EDUCAUSE QUARTERLY magazine, explores how students gather information using smartphones and the internet.  Kristen Yarmey, Digital Services Librarian for the University of Scranton, conducted a survey of students to analyze the information retrieval strategies employed by undergraduate students.  Her study yielded some interesting results on […]

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Article of the Month – Creative Teaching: Collaborative Discussion as Disciplined Improvisation

No matter how well designed our courses or lesson plans are, even when they are grounded in “best practices” and the science of how people learn, they don’t always work. Sometimes we have to be creative and spontaneous. In this way, teaching is both a science and an art. Course and lesson plan design should […]

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CTE Article of the Month (March)

This article is a part of the CTE’s Monthly Article series. In this article, Revere, Elden, & Bartsch examine ‘social loafing’ in a collaborative learning environment. Using a quasi-experimental design and survey research, the authors report that students who participated in collaborative learning followed by a group examination had higher perceived levels of learning and […]

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CTE Article of the Month (February)

In this month’s CTE Monthly Article series, we feature the recently released 2008 Horizon Report from the New Media Consortium. This annual report, now in its fifth year, describes emerging technologies likely to impact teaching and learning over the next five, three and one year periods. Student and faculty generated video and collaborative webs were […]

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CTE Article of the Month (January)

This article is part of the CTE’s Monthly Article series. In this article, Felder and Brent supply us with time-proven techniques and advice that improve the success of students working in groups. Questions addressed include 1). How can I best form groups; 2). How can I deal with dysfunctional teams; 3). What about grading teams; […]

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CTE Article of the Month (December)

This article is part of the CTE’s Monthly Article series. In this article, Lee Shulman, current President of The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, offers a fresh perspective on learning taxonomies. Building on the work of one of his former teachers – Benjamin Bloom – Shulman provides a context for understanding the development […]

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CTE Article of the Month (November)

This article is part of the CTE’s Monthly Article series. In this article, Joe Novak discusses the theory behind concept mapping and gives practical advice for the construction and use of concept maps. Concept maps are graphical representations of knowledge and the concepts that link knowledge. Concept mapping is a tool that can be used […]

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CTE Article of the Month (October)

This article is part of the CTE’s Monthly Article series. In this piece, author Barbara Oakley, provides practical advice on how to coach well-meaning students to manage behavioral problems that can occur during teamwork. The article begins with a brief description of how the technique was used and gives some outcome measures as to its […]

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