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Two to three times a week, talking robots, cartoon animals, and humorous drawings of celebrity figures make appearances in my Problems in the Philosophy of Religion classroom. In full color, but with oddly stilted voices, they discuss evil, Anselm’s proof … Continue reading
In a poor part of Matamoros, Mexico, one elementary school teacher—Sergio Juarez Correa—is changing the way he approaches teaching. He is convinced that by allowing his students to direct their own education, he can in some sense level the playing … Continue reading
Today I’m attending the annual conference of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, and I heard a keynote address by Michael Wesch, who teaches cultural anthropology at Kansas State. He gave one of those wildly popular TED … Continue reading
When we assign our students to write things we usually think of traditional papers, but technology has provided us with opportunities for new media and new audiences. Students can learn not only how to write better but also lessons about … Continue reading
In some ways, it’s one of the oldest methods in teaching: introduce new material through out-of-class assignments, then use class time to apply, analyze, dig deeper. In other ways, new technologies like podcasts, video lectures, and automated quizzes open up … Continue reading