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    3 Students on What They Need to Succeed in College

    Passionate teaching, flexible evaluations and ongoing assessments all contribute to student success

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    College is Failing Students When It Comes to Digital Literacy

    Tony Bates, who helped pioneer distance education and computer assisted learning at the University of British Columbia, says that leadership…

  3. Top Hat Geoscience Textbook Author Wins Innovation Prize

    Top Hat author Dr. Ricardo Nogueira, a senior lecturer in Geosciences, has been honored by Georgia State University (GSU) with a prestigious…

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    Why This Prof Thinks Engagement is in Need of an Emotional Rescue

    Professor Sarah Rose Cavanagh, author and psychology professor, believes course material that is relevant to student values ultimately…

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    Intro to Biology Textbooks: 3 Subjects They Need To Cover

    Biology—the study of living things and their vital processes—is a continuously evolving field. New cutting-edge research in biology…

  6. The Professor’s Guide to Classroom Response Systems

    Learn how to effectively choose and use clickers in the classroom, and gain tactical insights from professors who have put them to work to…

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    Change—and Persistence—Helps This Award-Winning Mathematician Thrive

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

  8. SXSW EDU 2019: 4 Key Takeaways About Education Technology

    Personalized learning, formative assessment and improving student interaction all require technology to be teacher-led and focused on…

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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…

  10. YouTube in the Classroom: 7 Tips and Best Practices

    While YouTube is better known for Taylor Swift and video game commentary than higher education, the video hosting platform has gone from a…

  11. Technology in Education 2019: 5 Trends to Watch

    In 2019, education technology will be about social change, better use of resources and improved infrastructure—not the branded gadgets…

  12. Edtech Early Adopters and Users Surge Among Faculty: Survey

    The classroom has changed—and now there’s proof. A new survey by Inside Higher Ed, tracking professors’ attitudes towards educational…

  13. Educational Technology Grants: Where to Apply and How

    Finding out about educational technology grants — especially ones that are relevant to higher education — isn’t as straightforward as…

  14. What is FERPA? Student Privacy in the 21st Century Digital World

    What is FERPA? FERPA, or the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, was signed into U.S. law in 1974 with two purposes: first, that…

  15. How Do Clickers Work? 4 Ideas for Classroom First-Timers

    How do clickers work? In this blog post, we cover the kinds of clicker devices available, and offer some use cases to aid student learning

  16. Experiential Education Provides Deep Learning Opportunities

    How experiential education can take place inside the classroom through techniques such as role-playing, simulations and collaborative group…

  17. 3 Reasons to Use Technology in Your Classroom

    The use of technology in the classroom is now widespread. Trying to eliminate student technology use is a losing battle. Here are three…

  18. 3 Ways to Enrich Digital Literacy in the Classroom

    Digital literacy is the product of our modern age of instant messages, after-hours emails (if there were still an “after-hours”), and…

  19. Choosing a Classroom Response System For Your Institution

    Looking for a checklist of things you need to ask a vendor when shopping for a classroom response system? This extract from our latest guide…

  20. The Pros and Cons of Clickers in the Classroom

    In this extract from our new e-book, How to Use Clickers in Your College Classroom, we look at the historic and modern-day reasons a…