I'm still thinking about the ACT survey about what students should know before coming into a college Earth Science class. The survey listed all sorts of important Earth Science topics, things that I cover in my class, and I wasn't sure what to say about them. Yes, if students had mastered them before coming to college, they would probably do well in my class... because those are the same general topics that my class covers.
A colleague of mine recently got an e-mail from a student with a question about the Science Class For Non-Scientists that he will be teaching in the fall. The student wondered: "what is your class like?" I am sure that my colleague ... Read Post
Students are spending less time in the classroom, the physical classroom that is. For the ninth straight year, enrollment in online classes is on the rise, according to a new survey from the Babson Survey Research Group. The survey ... Read Post
I filled out a survey for ACT (the group that does one of the college admissions tests, I think) yesterday, and it's been bugging me ever since. The purpose of the survey was to find out what people who teach college-level Earth Sci... Read Post