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How We Learned to Drop the Quiz: Writing in Online Asynchronous Courses

How We Learned to Drop the Quiz: Writing in Online Asynchronous Courses

Kelly Schrum, associate professor in the Higher Education Program and director of educational projects at the Center for History and New Media, had an article she co-wrote with two PhD history students published as a chapter in Web Writing: Why and How for Liberal Arts Teaching and Learning. The article “How We Learned to Drop the Quiz: Writing in Online Asynchronous Courses” focused on "eliminating multiple-choice quizzes from online courses, an experience that enabled both instructors and participants to focus on providing meaningful feedback."

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Amy Swan Published in the NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education

Amy Swan Published in the NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education

This qualitative study explores the formation of educational and vocational goals among female first-year engineering students at two community colleges and one four-year institution, as well as contextual influences on this process. Participants’ pathways to college are also explored, as well as their pathways into engineering. The findings suggest a need for expanded access to experiential learning opportunities and ongoing attention to the role of community colleges in engineering education.

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4VA: Teaching Hidden History

4VA: Teaching Hidden History

Kelly Schrum, associate professor in the Higher Education Program and director of educational projects at the Center for History and New Media, is currently developing an online course with funding from 4VA. The course, Teaching Hidden History, integrates digital history, history education, and best practices in teaching and learning history.

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