2020 sure was challenging, difficult, unique, interesting (?), and [insert other adjectives here]. Now that we are in a new year, (but are, sadly, still facing similar issues as we were just a few months ago) WCET is curious what higher education practitioners predict for digital learning and higher education in 2021. We are even … Continue reading Higher Ed Experts Predictions for 2021
An interview with a veteran teacher on how she thinks writing pedagogy works best: https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2020/09/teaching-art-teaching-writing/616045/?utm_source=feed Pretty much in line with what scholarship on this topic says. Confirmation bias serotonin hit aside, pretty good bit of information and advice.
Informative piece on the experiences of Black students in HBCUs vs. PWIs. The need for culturally sensitive pedagogy is highlighted. A recent journal article entitled, “Motivational and Judgment Predictors of African American Academic Achievement at PWIs and HBCUs,” suggested that Black student achievement at Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs) requires additional effort compared to Black student … Continue reading HBCUs vs. PWI: Racial identity and Academic Confidence
Something easy to use to support students is very important. I hope this thing works out and we can use it ourselves one day. One of my favorite parts of my role here at WCET is learning about technology initiatives at colleges or universities, especially those that are not only helpful for students, but receive … Continue reading Respond Before They Fail – Implementing Our New Alert System
Great list of books on Black culture from an accomplished poet and thinker, and friend, Brother Yao. 1. The Mis-Education of the Negro, By Carter G. Woodson. The classic bestseller and must read that investigates the particulars and pitfalls of Black Education. Woodson was the founder of Black History Week which later became Black History … Continue reading Ten Books
Rhetoric and composition and first-year composition, especially, are particularly well placed to provide information and teaching materials in an open manner. Because much of the work we do and focus on is communication and writing, in particular, we don't have to adhere to any proprietary materials.
Academic writing, as a genre, sucks. It’s ritualised, peculiar, archaic and does almost as much to hide knowledge as it does to share it.Why academic writing sucks (and how we can fix it)
Some good news from down south. Support is crucial in times of transition. There is little doubt that higher education has been changed forever in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Operations became particularly challenging when officials at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) were faced with the task of moving employees … Continue reading $200,000 Windgate Foundation grant aiding COVID-19 response, efforts at UAPB