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MOOC Bolsters Launch of New Global Health Certificate

The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) recently dipped its toes into the world of free massive open online courses, or MOOCs, with two goals: to carry its online-course expertise farther beyond the borders of Maryland than ever before and to test interest in a new graduate certificate program in global health. 988 more words

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Private Schools Suck

The bathrooms at a certain college (which shall remain unnamed) were, for years, terrible: dirty, smelly, often out of toilet paper, often out of hand soap, and frequently out of order. 282 more words

Education & Teaching

Don't Trust Any Idea Over 30?

Humanities Heuristic: If every book on the syllabus is younger than your mom, drop the class.

When student activist Jack Weinberg declared “Don’t trust anyone over 30”—at the height of the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley in the mid-1960s—he was, to some extent, speaking for an entire generation, a generation that had lost faith in the wisdom of their elders, a generation that had concluded that the present had little or nothing to learn from the past. 403 more words

Education & Teaching

What do white and minority men have in common?

I’ve been reflecting on this question ever since a lengthy conversation I shared with a friend of mine a couple of weeks ago about the social issues surrounding public education in the United States. 656 more words

Social Critique

If “Mindset” isn’t a Curriculum, what is it?

“Mindset” isn’t a curriculum. But if it isn’t a package that can be bought, studied, and implemented, then what is it?

There are a couple of ways to answer that question. 2,221 more words

Education & Teaching

How to Start and Build an Inclusive Computer Science Program

Originally published on Mindshift on September 28 2016.

Art Lopez’s journey as a computer science teacher began five years ago when one of his high school students asked him a question: “Why do Torrey Pines and La Jolla –  schools in more affluent parts of San Diego – have computer science classes and we don’t?” Lopez recalled. 727 more words

Education & Teaching

Experts Help Students Get Their Game on to Enhance Learning

Want to learn how to avoid the perils of human resources work?

Liliana Meneses has a game for that―or more accurately, she has “gamified” part of her curriculum. 847 more words

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