Helicopter parent is a phrase that gets tossed around a lot these days, rarely as a compliment. It refers to the idea that modern parents hover over their children, vigilantly paying attention and ready to swoop in to take control at the first sign of trouble. I see them all the time, not just in my research on families but in my own life as a…
For some time now, I’ve been writing and speaking about how we can teach writing—and writers—in an age of misinformation and lies. I’ve done my homework, reading all I can about how easy it is these days to generate and spread disinformation, how simple it is to create a false narrative and beat it like a drum across the internet. And like many… Show more
It's a fact that student confidence and their end of course grades increase when iClicker is used in the classroom- results from our experimental research study proved it! Now, new research conducted by our Learning Science & Insights team builds on those findings and shows that both instructors new to active learning and those who have…
Engagement in activities outside the classroom supplements the classroom experience by allowing students to grow and learn as part of their broader college experience. Collecting, analyzing, and applying data from students about these experiences allows for us to not only better understand their experience with activities, but demonstrate the…
Faculty Consultant for Achieve for English, Jennifer Duncan at Georgia State University Perimeter College
Name: Jennifer Duncan Department: English School: Georgia State University Perimeter College Product: Achieve How do you use Achieve? As my primary text in an online class Advice on using technology with students: Don’t be afraid to try something new. Students need to know that we have a “growth mindset” too.
The news that "Sonic the Hedgehog" had to undergo a substantial CGI redesign after its core audience panned it in the trailers inevitably has reminded me of the fate of the movie version of "Cats," which also had to go back to the digital drawing board in the wake of a disastrous YouTube premier. But while it appears that the humanoid hedgehog's… Show more
From the AARP to politicians to the health care industry to the popular media, there is a lot of concern over the challenges that the U.S. faces taking care of an aging population and the toll it might take on individual Americans to care for their aging parents. These concerns are amplified by the fact that, unlike many other developed…