Pedagogy in the ‘Post-Truth’ Era: April 18th Session

How can educators teach students to evaluate news in a post-truth era?? Oxford Dictionaries defines post-truth as "relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief," which has been named the word of the year. According to a segment "Fake News" by 60 … Continue reading Pedagogy in the ‘Post-Truth’ Era: April 18th Session

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April 19th Provisions Session Summary: “Teaching Information Literacy in the Age of Google”

**The access the audio recording from the session, click here!** Our last Provisions session of the Spring Semester explored the theme of” Teaching Information in the Age of Google.” Presenters shared previous experience with teaching courses dealing with literacy, and effective strategies for improving success for a diverse range of college students. An audience of approximately 35 faculty and … Continue reading April 19th Provisions Session Summary: “Teaching Information Literacy in the Age of Google”

The Academic Minute: Technology & Education

  On the Academic Minute, "The Phantom Vibration Syndrome," Robert Rosenberger describes the sensation of feeling your phone vibrate, when it actually has not vibrated at all. In a study of undergraduate students, approximately 90% reported that they experienced this "phantom vibration syndrome." When medical staff were surveyed, approximately 70% experienced the syndrome. Although many have experienced it, … Continue reading The Academic Minute: Technology & Education

Teaching Information Literacy in the Age of Google: April 19th Session

What exactly is information literacy?? "Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information." - Association of College & Research Libraries. Dr. Daniel Russell, a technologist who studies how people use Google to access information in … Continue reading Teaching Information Literacy in the Age of Google: April 19th Session

March 22nd Session: “Teaching Online”

Online Learning…Good Or Bad?? Distance education was founded in 1728, but there has been an increasing focus on online learning in recent research and literature (“Infographic history of distance education”). Online learning has become more widespread and popular due to the many benefits it offers. Some benefits of online learning include: greater flexibility, a broader … Continue reading March 22nd Session: “Teaching Online”

November Provisions Session – Teaching the Visual

To listen to the podcast from this session, click here. 27 faculty members were in attendance for our 3rd and final Provisions session of 2014. The three presenters, who shared their experiences of ‘Teaching the Visual’, were Liz Richards, Visiting Instructor of Communications, Susan Meyer, Assistant Professor of Art Foundation, and Dr. Joanne Powers, an Associate … Continue reading November Provisions Session – Teaching the Visual

YouTube Education

In What Teachers Can Learn From Vsauce's YouTube Show, Jessica Lahey interviews Michael Stevens, one of many internet educators who are effortlessly engaging children across the nation. His YouTube education channel, named Vsauce, has managed to attract 8 million subscribers and amass around 700 million views. The channel is home to a mixture of scientific and philosophical … Continue reading YouTube Education