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Doug Holton
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developing educational technology
developing educational technology

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We created a knowledgebase of over 50 articles related to college teaching here, on topics such as active learning, lecture, classroom response systems, and the like: http://dbctle.erau.edu/resources/

And here are some recent books and articles and reports you may find interesting, mostly related to STEM education or higher education in general: https://edtechdev.wordpress.com/2016/09/03/recent-stem-higher-education-books-articles-reports/

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New book:
Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science

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"We advance a new model for a university-wide curriculum that we call the “Engaged Learning University.” Based upon research on student development, this model features principles and practices that lead students steadily toward self-authorship in which epistemological, interpersonal, and intrapersonal maturity are integrated. "

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"One program was called Microsoft Bob, which was designed to make computers more accessible to children. I booted it up and out walked this cartoon dog, talking with a speech bubble in Times New Roman. Dogs don’t talk in Times New Roman! Conceptually, it made no sense."

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"Pole A schools have an informed and confident sense of self. Members of the campus community generally trust and respect their leaders. There’s a shared sense of an inspired institutional vision among their most important constituent groups, both on and beyond campus. Shared strategic priorities, market research, and a reverence for mission and heritage are considered in tandem when making nearly every decision across the campus."

"On the other end…
There’s Pole Z institutions, whose strategic approach can be summarized as “Ready, Fire, Aim!”
Pole Z schools lack an informed and confident sense of self. Members of the campus community are somewhat suspicious if not dismissive toward their leaders. There’s a conspicuous absence of a real institutional vision, with the default being something akin to, “Let’s just try to get better and hope for the best.” Most decisions across the campus are made independently, more often than in not in some sort of an information or power vacuum, and typically reflecting the turf-centric, siloed nature of the campus culture. At Pole Z schools, a “Me First” attitude prevails, with too many community members—from students to seasoned leaders—keeping their heads down and getting the task at hand behind them."


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