Organic Chemistry Is Hard and It Should Be
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by Justin Weinberg
6d ago
When NYU declined to renew the teaching contract of respected and experienced Organic Chemistry professor Maitland Jones Jr., it was national news. And the circumstances surrounding and leading up to the contract termination have fuelled discussion and debate among higher education observers and stakeholders.  The short version is that students in the professor’s courses were struggling. They were not passing their assessments and since Organic Chemistry is a precursor to medical school consideration, that was a big deal. Students were also unhappy with the instructor’s demeanor and gradi ..read more
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In Conversation: Scaling Evidence-Informed Teaching Practices
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by Brad Cohen
2w ago
The myth that higher education is somehow averse to change is dead. At least it should be. The shift to remote and blended learning over the past few years provides ample evidence that faculty and institutions are more than capable of rising to the occasion. The challenge isn’t so much the ability to change; it is the scale and pace of change necessary today.  Improving retention and graduation rates in the face of declining enrollments has taken on new urgency. The classroom—physical or otherwise—is arguably the most important lever we have to improve the overall student experience and o ..read more
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To Improve STEM Education, First Break with Tradition
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by Brad Cohen
3w ago
Since at least the 1970’s, successive U.S. Presidents have identified science, technology, engineering and math education (STEM) as essential to American prosperity and security. Yet despite the allure of six figure starting salaries, demand for STEM related jobs continues to outpace the current and projected supply of qualified citizens. Workforce demands aside, a basic familiarity with STEM disciplines is increasingly important to a high functioning democracy. Even so, from the earliest grades through tertiary education, profound inequities and poor success rates are keeping too many st ..read more
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9 Pedagogical Approaches for Higher Ed Explained [Plus: 40+ Free Strategies to Implement in Your Classroom]
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by Christine Persaud
1M ago
This article will provide you with an understanding of what ‘pedagogy’ is, why it’s important for every classroom and how pedagogy has been evolving to take 21st-century skills and learning into account. You’ll learn about the different aspects of pedagogy, as well as some common pedagogical knowledge and approaches. Examples for each will provide greater insight into how you can apply different pedagogical teaching styles to your own classroom. With tips on creating your own pedagogy, including taking into account how digital technology and online and collaborative work are changing teaching ..read more
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Infographic: The Top Hat Courses and Titles That Made 2022 So Impactful
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by Harleen Dhami
1M ago
Congratulations! Whether you were adjusting your course delivery to better serve non-traditional students, finding more affordable learning solutions, or bridging the gap between your class and the real world, you’ve made a huge difference to your students in 2022. At Top Hat, we thank you for your continued commitment to making learning even more personalized, equitable and engaging. As we prepare to usher in a new year, we’re looking back at the top courses and interactive titles that made STEM, Social Science and Humanities courses that much more dynamic.  → Create personalized content ..read more
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Top Hat Acquires STEM Ed Tech Startup Aktiv Learning
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by Harleen Dhami
1M ago
Top Hat has entered into an agreement to acquire STEM education startup Aktiv Learning. Already in use by more than 700 institutions, Aktiv enables students to experience, interact with, and master even the most challenging math and chemistry concepts using their mobile devices. Our combined capabilities will help more students fulfill their dreams of becoming tomorrow’s engineers, scientists and healthcare professionals. Read the full article in Betakit. The post Top Hat Acquires STEM Ed Tech Startup Aktiv Learning appeared first on Top Hat ..read more
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4 Top Hat Authors Win Big at the 2022 National Communication Association Conference
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by Harleen Dhami
2M ago
Communication. It’s one of our most powerful tools to solve ethical challenges, present diverse perspectives and improve the quality of human life and relationships. So it’s no surprise that millions of academics have dedicated their careers to highlighting the importance of communication in and out of the classroom.  The National Communication Association (NCA) brought together more than 4,000 Communication scholars, teachers and practitioners at their annual convention held in New Orleans from November 17–20, 2022. Attendees enjoyed three days of programming designed around Honoring PLA ..read more
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Top Hat is Acquiring Aktiv Learning to Transform STEM Education at Scale
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by Top Hat Staff
2M ago
The addition significantly expands Top Hat’s reach and leadership as the modern course engagement platform for higher education. TORONTO — December 5, 2022 — Top Hat, the market leader in student engagement solutions for higher education, has entered into an agreement to acquire Aktiv Learning (101 Edu, Inc.), a company revolutionizing education and learning technology in STEM disciplines. Given the growing demand for STEM careers, ensuring high quality learning is critical to both student and university success. This acquisition accelerates Top Hat’s mission to deliver personalized, engaging ..read more
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Top Hat Hires Seasoned Technology Leader Timothy Tomlinson as Chief Technology Officer
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by Harleen Dhami
2M ago
A transformational leader of product and technology teams, Tomlinson’s deep knowledge of the education technology landscape will be indispensable in advancing Top Hat’s growth and innovation strategy TORONTO – November 23, 2022 – Top Hat, the leader in student engagement solutions for higher education, is delighted to welcome Timothy Tomlinson as Chief Technology Officer. Tomlinson brings extensive executive experience having led product and technology teams at Blackboard, one of the largest educational technology companies in North America. Tomlinson’s record of driving transformation and sus ..read more
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Boosting Joy and Motivation in Class: In Conversation with Dr. Todd Zakrajsek
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by Harleen Dhami
2M ago
Active learning isn’t just a buzzword. It’s a pedagogy proven to keep students motivated, boost test performance and improve course evaluation scores.1 And at a time where faculty are reporting ‘stunning’ levels of student disconnection and burnout, keeping students motivated can’t be overlooked. Not only does active learning help turn passive students into active citizens, it’s helped reduce failure rates among historically underrepresented populations.2 This is the research that Dr. Todd Zakrajsek, Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina a ..read more
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