Happy New Year and welcome back to School. Over the past few days I have been directed to some interesting websites, and I will share a couple with you here.
The first one is an NPR story that addresses a change from the lecture style of teaching, the so-called “sage on the stage” to the “guide from the side”. It is thought that engaging the students in more active learning will help them actually retain information.
The next article deals with digital scholarship, especially when issues of hiring, tenure and promotion come up in academia.
Digital scholarship is recognized as legitimate research, publishing and communication. For those of you thinking about going into academia, or already in teaching and research, both articles will give you something to think about.