Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Problem-based Learning Helps Bridge the Gap between the Classroom and the Real World

By Jason R. Weber, Faculty Focus, June 6, 2014

Bridging that gap between the classroom and the real world is one of my main goals as a faculty member. When I first started teaching, fresh out of the professional world, I struggled with having my students only receive a textbook education. I wanted them to not only learn the concepts relevant to their field, but I wanted them to be able to experience it as well. I was growing tired of hearing that our graduates were struggling with applying the information they had received in school. It seemed the same topics such as writing, communication, and critical thinking, were constantly being mentioned as areas of improvement for our students from professionals in the field.  Read more . . .

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Windows 8.1 - What's New in Office 2013? 
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Did you know?…  Canvas offers three simple ways to add video to a course site via the Rich Content Editor:  recording original videos, uploading video files, and linking to YouTube videos.  Click each to view instructions: