A WPA Roundtable: Implementing Program-Wide Writing Studies-Based Composition Pedagogies

A WPA Roundtable: Implementing Program-Wide Writing Studies-Based Composition Pedagogies Abstract In this roundtable, five WPAs discuss how they implemented program-wide writing studies-based curricula, addressing concerns such as expertise, labor, resistance, and assessment. Introduction The history of so-called “writing about writing” approaches to teaching composition is well-documented (Downs and Wardle, “Teaching”; Wardle and Downs, “looking”; Bird, … Continue reading A WPA Roundtable: Implementing Program-Wide Writing Studies-Based Composition Pedagogies

H5P – new tools to support student learning

By Aidan Johnston, Digital Learning Systems Developer As we navigate our way through the current COVID pandemic, Universities are making use of every tool at their disposal to support staff in offering the best student learning experience possible. When we think of the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), in our case here at GCU, GCULearn (Blackboard … Continue reading H5P – new tools to support student learning

The Enduring Relevance of Liberal Arts in India: Henry Derozio and the Bengal Renaissance

In 1852, the Indian mathematician Radhanath Sikdar became the first person to accurately measure Mount Everest, known until then as Peak XV, which the British had been trying — and failing — to do for decades. Two years later, Harachandra Ghosh, Sikdar’s friend from college, was elected judge in the Small Causes Court, the first … Continue reading The Enduring Relevance of Liberal Arts in India: Henry Derozio and the Bengal Renaissance

writing for publication – finding an angle and an argument

This is a story, a my story, which leads to eight pointers about writing for publication.  I’m currently writing a paper. Well, yes, always writing something. But right now it’s a paper. A paper designed to do some thinking work that will then inform a book. I’m not writing this paper by myself, but I … Continue reading writing for publication – finding an angle and an argument

To bean count or not to bean count – or are we asking the wrong question?

By Dr Alison Nimmo, Head of Academic Development Have you noticed how metrics and analytics have entered the language of Higher Education over the last years? I’m just guessing that you might have.  And have you noticed how these are impacting on how we develop our institutional strategies for learning and teaching, how we evaluate our … Continue reading To bean count or not to bean count – or are we asking the wrong question?

Universities’ betrayal of online pedagogy during the pandemic

When instructors were suddenly pushed into online teaching last Spring, many online education experts predicted that the long term impact on online education as a whole would not be pretty. Some instructors who had never engaged in systematic online course development — either by choice or circumstances — suddenly discovered that they could, in a … Continue reading Universities’ betrayal of online pedagogy during the pandemic

Distance Learning Resource Round-Up for the 2020-2021 School Year — Mr. Anderson Reads & Writes

Exactly what the doctor ordered. A list of all the learning resources pertinent to right now (teaching online, teaching antiracism, teaching mental health, etc.): Hi! I teach English Language Arts to middle schoolers. The idea of beginning the year 100% virtually makes me shit my pants from anxiety. In order to ease some of this … Continue reading Distance Learning Resource Round-Up for the 2020-2021 School Year — Mr. Anderson Reads & Writes