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    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…

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    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…

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    The Right Time to Use Tech for Active Learning

    In this abridged extract from Top Hat’s Active Learning Course, we look at the role that technology has to play in introducing active…

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    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…

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    4 Common Impediments to Active Learning

    In this excerpt from our free course on how to implement active learning, we look at the barriers frequently encountered by professors

  6. Nobel Prize Winner Donna Strickland “Pushing The Innovation Envelope”

    Top Hat’s founders, Mike Silagadze and Mohsen Shahini, have offered their enthusiastic congratulations to 2018’s joint Nobel Prize for…

  7. 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…

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    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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Managing Teacher Workload: How Agile and Scrum Can Help

    Rebecca Pope-Ruark is an associate professor of English at Elon University and the author of the new book Agile Faculty: Practical…

  14. 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…

  15. Engage 2017: Mike Silagadze on The Future of Higher Education

    Filmed in Chicago at Engage 2017, Top Hat CEO Mike Silagadze’s opening day keynote kicked off the conference. As a university student,…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Engage 2017: The Conference for Higher Education Innovators – Day Two Highlights

    As we previously announced, Top Hat will head to Chicago in October to host Engage 2017: The Conference for Higher Education Innovators. Set…