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Team Teaching in Learning Communities


When Matt Stilwell was fresh out of graduate school, full of current topics and current teaching methods, ready to greet the students of the 21st century, he turned the clock back to 1905. He got a job over the summer teaching in the 1905 Boxelder School, a living history project on the grounds of the

Popular 2012 Apocalypse Theories


As most people have heard, the end of the world is upon us, mere days away at this point. According to several popular lines of thought, only the “doomsday preppers” and those invited to ride it out in the secret government bunkers are going to survive the coming apocalypse. Other ends of the world failed

MOOC: Online Learning for College Faculty


What is a MOOC? MOOC stands for “Massive Online Open Course.” You may have heard about MOOCs on the news or read about them on the Internet. Stanford University offered a MOOC last fall that had over 180,000 students. Can you imagine that? 180,000 students logging into one course! But it does take a special

4 Easy Ways to Avoid Plagiarism


The advisor for our debate team loved Abraham Lincoln. He quoted him all the time. Apparently it stuck, because in the middle of my closing argument at our final competition I unintentionally repeated one of Lincoln’s quotes, something our advisor had said a dozen times. I didn’t cite it. The other team caught it. We

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