Archive | August 2013

The LSU Top 5 #46

This is the 46th of our weekly links to the top 5 bits and pieces we’ve found from around the internet. (Linking doesn’t mean we necessarily agree with these articles!) Silence as a pedagogical tool – Times Higher Education Silence can be used to encourage student contemplation and a “democratic” classroom. I have conducted my […]

Added Value in Collaboration

By Wei Wei, David DeBrot & Matthew Cowan The LSU offers an array of services for our students which include workshops and one-on-one consultations to support them with academic language and learning support for their degree programs. But one service in particular that we provide has become probably the most successful in terms of numbers […]

The LSU Top 5 #45

This is the 45th of our weekly links to the top 5 bits and pieces we’ve found from around the internet. (Linking doesn’t mean we necessarily agree with these articles!) Students’ use of laptops in class lowers grades: Canadian study – The Globe and Mail Using a laptop to take notes, or even sitting near […]

The LSU Top 5 #44

This is the 44th of our weekly links to the top 5 bits and pieces we’ve found from around the internet. (Linking doesn’t mean we necessarily agree with these articles!) ‘Majoring in a Professor’ – Inside Higher Ed Students’ decisions about what to major in is “overwhelmingly” influenced by who teaches them in each major’s […]

Farewell

By David DeBrot, LSU I’ve now worked at RMIT Vietnam just under six and a half years. Today is my last day at this university and this is my last post as Editor of this blog. The LSU team past and present have been fantastic and working with them is what I will miss most. […]

The LSU Top 5 #43

This is the 43rd of our weekly links to the top 5 bits and pieces we’ve found from around the internet. (Linking doesn’t mean we necessarily agree with these articles!) My Existential Moment and Why Teachers “Making It Relevant” in the Classroom Bothers a Cognitive Scientist – The Relevant Classroom A blog called ‘The Relevant […]

A Comparison of Learning Strategies

Study by Carol Witney & Wei Wei Infographic By Wei Wei The infographic below is of an investigation into the learning strategies employed by two groups of students at our university. The primary research question was, What underlying variable(s) can explain the academic performance between Student Learning Advice Mentors (SLAMs) and Students At Risk (SARs)? And, more […]