News Roundup: Virtual Reality, College Rankings, and Team Teaching

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ACUE’s partnerships in the Sunshine State are featured in Politico this week. 

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Florida colleges and universities are enrolling their faculty in ACUE’s Course in Effective Teaching Practices in order to boost student success. (Politico Florida)

Students are more engaged when they have some say over their learning. Allowing them to develop ‘class constitutions’ and help design their own assessments are two ways to give them more control. (Chronicle of Higher Education)

The latest virtual reality technology might soon achieve mainstream adoption, which could create new learning opportunities for students and faculty without them leaving the classroom. (EdTech)

A growing number of faculty believe that undergraduate students don’t have the chops to conduct quality research, according to a new survey. (Chronicle of Higher Education)

College rankings may have unintended consequences of pushing students away from the schools that are the best fit for them. (The Atlantic)

Students who aren’t prepared in a flipped classroom setting are at risk of falling behind. Scrutinizing your own assignments and trying to understand why students aren’t completing their pre-class work are two ways to intervene, writes an adjunct professor. (Faculty Focus)

Veteran faculty who have been longtime advocates for underprepared students are poised to drive new student success initiatives, argues a Cleveland State University administrator. (Inside Higher Ed)

Giggles, mistakes, and informalities are hallmarks of the Khan Academy learning experience, a point of pride for founder Sal Khan. (Chronicle of Higher Education)

A group of public urban universities launched an ambitious initiative to improve completion rates and eliminate the gaps between students from rich and poor backgrounds. (Diverse Education)

Team teaching helps graduate students hone the skills and techniques necessary to be effective in the classroom, writes a PhD candidate. (Inside Higher Ed)

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