1. Why Are Textbooks So Expensive?

    Examining an industry in turmoil

  2. Behind the Soaring Cost of College Textbooks

    We look at the figures, the consequences—and the solutions

  3. The Downsides of Using Older Editions of Textbooks

    Textbook prices continue to be out of control—and one of the most common ways that students get around the issue of high prices is through…

  4. What Happened When Ohio University Transitioned to Digital Textbooks

    OU professors share how their institution's 2017 partnership with Top Hat has had ripple effects on everything from content delivery to…

  5. 65% of Students Skip Required Textbook Purchases, How Well Do They Do in College?

    Exorbitant textbook prices are forcing students to put their grades at risk

  6. 70% of Students Buy Used Textbooks

    The widespread use of second-hand textbooks is proof that students need more affordable solutions

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    My Education Began When I Realized We’re Not Taught to Teach

    For Lauren Herckis, an anthropologist at Carnegie Mellon University, change is the only constant in a teaching life. But if you listen and…

  8. The Average Print Textbook Goes Out of Date Every 3 Years

    Print textbooks have been posing problems for students for years. They’re static, outdated and come at hefty prices.1 Not to mention that…

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    Big Data is the Secret to Student Success in Higher Ed

    Dr. Mark Milliron, Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer at Civitas, draws on his own experience as a student, using data to give a leg up…

  10. How to Help Students Overcome Impostor Syndrome

    No one is immune to impostor syndrome’s effects, and millennials, faced with constant comparisons to friends’ accomplishments on social…

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    How a Riot, a Rock Band and Rutgers Led to the Rise of Richard Florida

    Top Hat is the active learning platform that makes it easy for professors to engage students and build comprehension before, during and…

  12. 3 Ways To Keep Your Teaching Nimble

    In this abridged extract from Top Hat’s new e-book, The Professor’s Guide to Agile Teaching, we look at three different ways that…

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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…

  14. Women in STEM, Role Models and The Crucial Role of Higher Ed

    Role models in education, industry and even television are needed to increase the percentage of women in STEM, say two front-line teaching…

  15. Learning Styles: The Ultimate Guide

    Learn more about the learning styles approach, and how you can use them as a basis to explore new teaching ideas and methods

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    This Prof Turned a Thirst For Knowledge Into His Dream Job

    Dr. Steven Sloman studies how people think, make decisions and learn. It’s a natural choice for somebody who was brought up to question…

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    Why It’s Time to Take a Course in Active Learning

    If time travelers from the far future visit our era and look at the history of education, they’ll see a strange blip. Why are students…

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    Sir Ken Robinson: From Special Ed To Academic Royalty

    Knighted in 2003 for his service to the arts, Sir Ken Robinson, the bestselling author of The Element and Creative Schools, charted an…

  19. Education Needs Radical Change: Sir Ken Robinson at Engage 2018

    In a highly memorable and humorous talk at Engage 2018, Top Hat’s conference for innovative higher educators, international education…

  20. How to Teach Generation Z in the Classroom

    The world seems to revolve around the Millennial generation. But Generation Z is serious-minded, success-focused and steeped in technology…