Month: October 2019

Dispelling Neuromyths

Neuromyths – misconceptions about about learning and/or how the brain works – plague higher education. How often have you heard someone refer to themself as “left-brained”, or “a visual learner”, or “using only 10% of their brain”? It may seem harmless, but neuromyths persist because people not only believe them, they pass them on to…

Using Mastery Quizzes in Online History Classes

Teaching history survey courses online has its challenges, but ensuring that students attain the foundational knowledge required to move onto assignments requiring higher order thinking skills is not challenging if the instructor can implement adaptive, mastery quizzing. On our campus we use WWNorton Publishing for many of our history textbooks, and Norton has a quiz…

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