Seven things you should know about podcasting - from Educause

iPods in the college clssroom

Tuesday’s article in USA Today, iPods now double as study aids,” paints a positive picture of the impact podcasting is having in higher education. The article notes that posting content as podcasted audio can actually increase class attendance.

Correcting mistakes

Correcting students’ mistakes - by Bryan Murphy

Little research seems to have been done on the effectiveness or otherwise of the ways in which teachers “correct” student compositions. This is hardly surprising, since it is hard enough to measure progress in writing skill, let alone relate it to specific teacher behaviour. The only relevant study I have come across thus concerned itself with whether the kinds of correction and comment matched the students’ expectations.

Standing up for proper language - BBC News 1 Feb 2006

In this week’s reader’s article, full-time mother Catherine Poole, from Dunfermline, talks about the bad grammar that makes her cringe. To send us your views on this topic, see below.

Changes in education

No school, no books, no teacher’s dirty looks

It’s a child’s dream. Wake up whenever you want, with nobody telling you what to do and when to do it. And here’s the kicker: No school to rush off to.

Collaborative Learning Enhances Critical Thinking - By Anuradha A. Gokhale in Digital library and archives

The concept of collaborative learning, the grouping and pairing of students for the purpose of achieving an academic goal, has been widely researched and advocated throughout the professional literature. The term “collaborative learning” refers to an instruction method in which students at various performance levels work together in small groups toward a common goal. The students are responsible for one another’s learning as well as their own. Thus, the success of one student helps other students to be successful.