Archives for "Notes From Away"


December 12, 2019 3:41 pm

Are you helping others rip-off your students?

As the semester ends, instructors at universities and community colleges around the country will begin placing their orders for next…


December 11, 2019 10:01 pm

Screens in the Classroom: Temptation or Tool?

Smartphones and other devices have long been maligned as distractions in university classrooms. But when employed strategically, many educators find…


December 4, 2019 2:59 pm

Designing a Course with Accountability and Dale’s Cone of Experience

When I began designing my course activities, I needed a model that would include all modalities of the learning processes….


November 20, 2019 2:32 pm

Going Multimodal: 5 Tips for Making the Switch to Multimodal Assignments

With written communication becoming increasingly multimodal—from newspaper websites to your social media feed to your learning management system’s announcements page—researchers…


November 13, 2019 4:36 pm

What do Professors Need to Know About Autism

The graduation rate of students with ASD across the nation is at 41% in comparison to the 59% graduation rate…


November 4, 2019 6:45 pm

Easy to Implement Strategies for Disabilities in the College Classroom

For students with disabilities in particular, there are a number of easy-to-implement strategies to keep in mind—and at the same…


October 21, 2019 3:38 pm

Interactive Lecturing

Interactive Lecturing: A Pedagogy of Engagement That Works


October 15, 2019 1:59 pm

Podcasts for “hot topics”?

Teaching and Learning Social Skills through Learner-Generated Podcasts


October 8, 2019 4:26 pm

Creating a Community of Learners that Reflects Mutual Respect

Recently, a student came into my office to vent because she was frustrated and dismayed at the behavior of another…


September 8, 2019 9:10 pm

The Student Loan Forgiveness Program isn’t Working

Ninety-nine percent of loan-forgiveness requests under that new Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness (TEPSLF) were rejected during the program’s first year,…