At the University of Pittsburgh Testing Center [UPTC], we’ve seen a steady increase in testing volume each semester for the past two years. In the Fall 2014 semester just ended, UPTC administered 4,114 exams – an increase of 13% from Fall 2013. In fact, testing during the summer semester, which…
Out of the Shadows: Building Inclusive Classrooms for Queer Spectrum
and Trans Spectrum Students
Join internationally recognized researcher and scholar Sue Rankin as she offers insight
and practical considerations for constructing a university learning space that is inclusive for all learners.
Spring Term Survey Period Dates:
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The preferences and habits of the Millennial Generation,
those born between 1980 and 1995, have shaped the college
environment for more than a decade, but a new cohort
of students is about appear on campuses nationwide.
Book Discussion: Specifications Grading
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by Cynthia Golden, Director, CIDDE Just before the end of the Fall Term, EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology, released its annual student study. I was working for that association in 2004, when the first survey of students’ technology…
When it was first invented, the Internet was merely a place to store and locate information. It was static and non-interactive in that website visitors could only read content. Examples might be a news website that publishes news stories or a personal web page that provides information about the site…
When I listen to a lecture, I take notes with a pen and a tablet of paper. I also take notes using a laptop, but the experience is something akin to taking minutes in a meeting. My laptop notes are qualitatively different than my long hand versions. Laptop notes tend…