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17 years ago
Apparently, people outside of edLab have been trying to revolutionize inefficient teaching practices and anachronistic materials for some time. (Yeah–I missed the memo too.) Some radical members of the rank-and-file have opted to use primary source collections, interdisciplinary texts, and discovery-based technology guides in lieu of traditional, board-approved material. I have heard first-hand (or read about on a seedy website) about the following tools being used in classrooms. Bear in mind that each one was used as the exclusive “knowledge compendiumâ€?, and all assignments and suppleme...
17 years ago
Stemming from an earlier discussion with Erica Boling, I believe that we are right to question the efficacy of current educational material, and more specifically, the efficacy of textbooks. We referred to a comment previously raised regarding the poor attempt of textbooks to cite authors–and how absurd it is to expect our students to learn citation and academic etiquette from such prevalent examples. (I cannot remember exactly who said it; all I can attest is that he or she was older than 50. Discuss among yourselves.) Why is it so absurd that many students feel citation is so… passé an...