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Can Online Education Lower Costs and Improve Quality? – Education Article

Inspired by the breakout podcast Serial, four years ago two digital learning leaders at the University of Central Florida created their own podcast—focused on online learning instead of true crime. It’s called the Teaching Online Podcast, or TOPcast, and co-host Thomas Cavanagh says he is driven by his quest to figure out one of the grand challenges of higher education: how to use technology to raise the quality of instruction while lowering costs. Not everyone thinks that’s possible, of course,…

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Is Teaching an Art or a Science? New Book Takes a Fresh Look at ‘How Humans Learn.’ – Education Article

Just how do humans learn? And can science unlock secrets of the learning process that can help teachers and professors be more effective in their classrooms? One of the latest people to tackle those questions is Josh Eyler, in a new book called “How Humans Learn.” But as Eyler warns readers at the outset, he’s not a scientist himself, but a humanist with a PhD in medieval studies. And that’s what makes the book such an interesting and unusual take…

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The Professor Who Quit His Tenured Job to Make Podcasts and Lecture Videos – Education Article

What’s life like after quitting a tenured job as a professor to become a freelance educator, making video courses and podcasts for a living? That’s one question we had for Kevin deLaplante, who did just that when he left Iowa State University in 2015 to focus on running his Argument Ninja Podcast and teaching courses on his online Critical Thinker Academy, both aimed at bringing concepts from his scholarship to a popular audience. One area he’s exploring these days is…

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