The family of a Michigan girl with cerebral palsy is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up their case. (Thinkstock) A court case pitting a girl with cerebral palsy against school officials who tried to deny her access to
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One of the big reasons change initiatives fail is because people do not like to be pushed out of their comfort zones. That is only the surface emotion; a deeper reason is that people are uncomfortable with learning. It will
There are many methods to bring online professors and students together in real time. They include chat rooms with just text, video, voice conferencing and virtual worlds such as Second Life. A colleague of mine bravely taught a synchronous graduate
As instructors, promoting learning is, or at least should be, our primary task. As an online instructor, I must enforce deadlines, respond to requests for accommodations, post announcements, provide guidance and clarity, assess student performance, provide feedback, and post grades.
Tweet Photo: Flickr user Albert Lynn A restaurant update led the list of most-read stories by SmartBrief’s ffood and beverage readers last week. McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook gave updates on the chain’s all-day breakfast launch and offered details on the
When Martha Youman was starting out as a second-grade teacher, every Friday she would stay late after school to make what she called “seat work” for her 30 students— packets to help differentiate instruction for the three levels of learners
Putting a project out to bid is typically part of the public works process, since competitive bids tend to drive down the price and ensure fair opportunity for contracts. But should that process be applied to faculty hiring in public
A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled, 2 to 1, that five psychologists who wrote a memo criticizing the management of the counseling center at Georgia State University lacked First Amendment protections in their grievance. As a result, the ruling
A series of racially charged incidents and student protests have roiled Ithaca College. One incident involved two alumni referring to a third, a black woman, as “the savage” at a college event after she said, “I had this savage hunger”
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