Suzanne Bowness (University Affairs) examines the growing popularity of research competitions amongst students in higher education.
Author John Green (Paper Towns, Our Fault in the Stars) explores how maps shaped came to shape how we see our world, and how learning in the 21st century is more and more based in online learning communities.
Shai Reshef, founder and president of the University of the People, shares his insight into the benefits that exist globally for a low-cost post-secondary education system. The talk touches upon open educational resources (OERs), online learning vs. traditional methods, and the impact that low-cost education could have on a global scale.
I was at coffee one Friday afternoon, when a faculty member asked me, “Why do my students consistently use Wikipedia and Google as resources for an academic paper?” Without citing the numerous studies on the topic, I simply responded with, “I believe your students are information illiterate.”
Academic libraries must support students and instructors involved in distributed learning initiatives by providing access to online products and services, as well as be accessible to those studying off-campus. Here’s how libraries go about it.
Candace Lewko, a Curriculum Consultant at Lethbridge College, has conducted an applied research project that focuses on the transitional experiences of refugee students in tertiary education and instructor experiences teaching English language learners enrolled in college programs.
In their recent article “A Comparative Analysis of International Frameworks for 21st Century Competencies: Implications for National Curriculum Policies,” Voogt and Roblin (2012) refer to our society as a “knowledge society” where “ideas and knowledge function as commodities” (299-300).
Aside from this study having possibly one of the most hilarious charts, including such variables as "baby animal," "adult animal," and "pleasant food," the study, "The Power of Kawaii: Viewing Cute Images Promotes a Careful Behaviour and Narrows Attentional Focus," conducted by researchers from Hiroshima University...