1. This Entrepreneur Is Making Kids Fall in Love With Science

    In our recurring series “Academic Admissions” we ask interesting people to tell us about the transformative role education has played in…

  2. How a ‘Slacker’ Ended up Leading a World-Class Theoretical Physics Institute

    In our recurring series “Academic Admissions” we ask interesting people to tell us about the transformative role education has played in…

  3. How Blockbuster Helped Neil Garg Become a Better Prof

    Your first job, whatever it might be, is often a useful foundation, as Neil Garg, Professor of Chemistry at University of California, Los…

  4. Engage 2018: What to do in Chicago

    For attendees at Engage 2018, Top Hat’s Conference for Higher Education Innovators, Chicago made for a great city to explore. Here…

  5. Why the First Five Minutes of Class Matter So Much

    There is no need to transform, overhaul or tear down and rebuild the way you teach, according to education expert James Lang. You simply…

  6. How To Get The Title Professor: Career Steps to Take

    To the outsider, being a college or university professor seems like a great career. You get to work everyday in a field or subject you’re…

  7. Textbooks Too Expensive, Say 90% of Profs in Survey

    Soaring price tags aren’t just hurting students—they’re hurting professors, too. The results from our 2018 Professor Pulse Survey show…

  8. Tenure-Seeking Professors Struggle to Balance Priorities

    Assistant and associate professors looking to secure tenure struggle to balance their competing priorities, according to a new survey of…

  9. How I Taught This: Flipping the Chemistry Classroom

    It didn’t take Greg Domski long to find his calling. Within two weeks of starting his undergraduate education, he veered off the pre-med…

  10. Engage 2017: Malgosia Green on The Power of Community

    Filmed in Chicago at Engage 2017, Malgosia Green’s keynote kicked off Day 2 of the conference. With the rapid rise of modern…

  11. Writing Interactive Textbooks: 4 Things We’ve Learned

    Ever wondered what writing interactive textbooks might be like? This summer, we sat down with professors who’ve gone through the process…

  12. 4 Things We Learned About Modern Teaching at Engage 2017

    At the Engage 2017 conference in Chicago, guests enjoyed an array of sessions that touched on topics ranging from active learning to the…

  13. Prevent Online Exam Cheating with Top Hat Test

    Faced with unrelenting pressure to achieve high grades and increased competition for jobs and graduate school slots, students are resorting…

  14. Steven Sloman Challenges Everything You Know

    People are more ignorant than they think they are. That’s the premise of Steven Sloman’s new book, The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never…

  15. Why Do Innovative Educators Use Active Learning? Because It Works

    Professors are increasingly leaving traditional lectures behind and making their teaching more effective by getting students to interact…

  16. Choosing Classroom Technology: 3 Questions To Ask Vendors

    In an excerpt from our new free guide, we outline three commonly overlooked aspects of implementing new student engagement software.

  17. Interactive Texts Play a Key Role In Active Learning

    Rather than swim against the rising tide of technology, the best lecturers have adopted a ‘go with the flow’ approach.

  18. Q&A: The 3 Biggest Challenges in the Introductory Psychology Classroom

    As "pop" psychology competes with real psychological science, Dr. Laura Freberg from California Polytechnic State University shares her…