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3 Apr, 2015

Reading Aloud to Break the Ice

By |2017-06-16T01:21:21+00:00April 3rd, 2015|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XXXVII, No. 10 | April 3, 2015 Reading Aloud to Break the Ice Community college students who have a long commute may not be able to participate in peer interactions that are readily available to students attending residential colleges and universities. Also, these students often have jobs before and after class, which [...]

23 Jan, 2015

Engaging and Empowering Students to Discuss Literature

By |2017-06-16T01:21:36+00:00January 23rd, 2015|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XXXVII, No. 1 | January 23, 2015 Engaging and Empowering Students to Discuss Literature I have loved literature for as long as I can remember, and great stories have always seemed like a conversation with a close friend. As an English instructor, I feel blessed when I read stories that give me [...]

7 Nov, 2014

Enhancing Learning Inside and Outside the Classroom

By |2017-06-16T01:21:50+00:00November 7th, 2014|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: |0 Comments

Volume XXXVI, No. 26 | November 7, 2014 Enhancing Learning Inside and Outside the Classroom The night before class, I always look over my notes, refresh myself on the material, check the textbook, and look for additional resources. One evening before class, I came to the realization that even though I was preparing [...]

17 Oct, 2014

On Yoga and Teaching Writing: What Faculty Members Could Learn From Yoga Instructors

By |2017-06-16T01:21:59+00:00October 17th, 2014|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: |0 Comments

Volume XXXVI, No. 23 | October 17, 2014 On Yoga and Teaching Writing: What Faculty Members Could Learn From Yoga Instructors After a long day of teaching and committee meetings, I look forward to my Thursday-night yoga class. The yoga studio is in the basement of a nondescript building on a busy city [...]

7 Mar, 2014

A Call for a Practical Curriculum in Higher Education

By |2017-06-16T01:23:12+00:00March 7th, 2014|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: |0 Comments

Volume XXXVI, No. 8 | March 7, 2014 A Call for a Practical Curriculum in Higher Education The various hierarchal levels in a corporate business and business mergers, countless statistical formulas for probability, and, of course, accounting, are just a few of the topics covered while working on my bachelor’s degree in [...]

7 Feb, 2014

Armored in the Student Role

By |2017-06-16T01:23:29+00:00February 7th, 2014|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: |0 Comments

Volume XXXVI, No. 4 | February 7, 2014 Armored in the Student Role While in graduate school, a classmate of mine would continually ask the professor, “Will this be on the test?” and, “Do I need to know this?” At the time, I considered it a little rude, and perhaps a little [...]

24 Jan, 2014

Eliminate the Need for Textbooks by Leveraging Professional Organizations

By |2017-06-16T01:23:34+00:00January 24th, 2014|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XXXVI, No. 2 | January 24, 2014 Eliminate the Need for Textbooks by Leveraging Professional Organizations Course materials must be updated continually in order for professional and technical programs to stay current with industry and to ensure students are graduating with the necessary skills. But, textbooks are a big expense for students, [...]

5 Apr, 2013

“Playing in the Mud”: Teaching Goofy (or Otherwise) Personal Research

By |2017-06-16T01:24:59+00:00April 5th, 2013|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XXXV, No. 11 | April 5, 2013 “Playing in the Mud”: Teaching Goofy (or Otherwise) Personal Research Some years ago I read a professor’s lament that teaching geological concepts had become problematic because recent students had not played enough in the mud—experience with TV and videogames had detracted from useful intuitions into the [...]

22 Mar, 2013

College Computers for Non-Computer Users

By |2017-06-16T01:25:05+00:00March 22nd, 2013|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XXXV, No. 9 | March 22, 2013 College Computers for Non-Computer Users The college population is changing dramatically. The economy and changing technology have resulted in an influx of first-time, non-traditional (adult) students whose knowledge of the computer is very limited. They might be able to find airline tickets online, for example, [...]

22 Feb, 2013

Tips for Teaching Non-Traditional Students

By |2017-06-16T01:25:09+00:00February 22nd, 2013|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XXXV, No. 6 | February 22, 2013 Tips for Teaching Non-Traditional Students More than ever, due to the harsh economic reality and high unemployment rate, more students who were out of school for considerable amounts of time are coming back to upgrade their skills to seek reemployment. Teaching the skills that they [...]