Podcasting in the University Classroom (#coltt2009)

August 13, 2009

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has been experimenting with using podcasts in their nursing courses, though it was four years ago so things might have changed.  They discovered several things along the way: Students needed to be educated that they could listen to podcasts on any MP3 player or on their computer (and […]

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The importance of feeling stupid

May 14, 2009

I was just pointed to this wonderful essay about the importance of stupidity in scientific research (Martin Schwartz, Journal of Cell Science).  It’s a short and wonderful little essay, and points out what it is that is so satisfying about scientific research — and what makes it so hard.  And how so many students are […]

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New approaches to learning physics

November 3, 2008

Here is a nice video about how MIT has transformed their undergraduate physics classes using group work. This has been a very successful approach, though not without its critics. You can see my previous post on Twisting the Ivory Tower to see more about reforms in undergraduate courses, including this SCALE-UP approach. I have another […]

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