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Evidence for Various Research-based Instructional Strategies: Countering Critiques

There are several bloggers continuing to criticize constructivist-inspired teaching methods.  They almost always base their criticisms on a 2006 opinion piece by Kirshner, Sweller (inventor of Cognitive Load Theory), and Clark entitled “Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work: An

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Recent Education Books – EdTech, Learning, College Success, Math & Engineering Education

Here are some recent books that I’ve skimmed or plan to skim ;) in case any look interesting to you.  For most of them I’ve found a free summary or review online, as well. Engineering Education Cambridge Handbook of Engineering

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In Defense of Hand Washing: Lessons from Healthcare for College Teaching

(the title’s a play on the recent huge spate of articles “in defense of lecturing”) Healthcare in the 19th Century Imagine going to a hospital where few if any of the doctors have any professional training (they are essentially amateurs).

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Horace’s Compromise and the Faculty-Student Non-Aggression Pact

Concerning the 1984 book Horace’s Compromise by Ted Sizer: “In it, he examined the fundamental compromise at the heart of allegedly successful American high schools. He suggested that the students agree to generally behave in exchange for the schools agreeing

Posted in education, teaching, theory

Fixing Calculus Courses

After doing midterm semester surveys and observations in several calculus courses, I compiled a list of suggested resources and strategies for improving student performance in calculus.  I also posted this to the POD list along with a little more background on

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The Spectrum of Opinion About MOOCs

It’s been interesting to see the incredibly wide variety of opinions about the hot topic of MOOCs the past two years.  As part of a presentation last week at a faculty development conference, I compiled some articles on MOOCs and arranged

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190+ Educational Google+ Communities

In January I compiled a list of education related Google+ communities in this Google document.  I then added another 30 communities in May, bringing the list to over 80 Google+ communities now, which is copied below and ordered by their

Posted in community, edtech, education, embodiment, learning sciences, teaching, technology

Doug Holton

Associate Director, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Embry-Riddle

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