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Want to improve your test scores? Close your laptops and pay attention to the lecture

February 6, 2012

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By Josh Fischman, Chronicle of Higher Education Professors increasingly frustrated by students who use laptops for non-class activities—like updating their Facebook pages—may be heartened by news from the University of Colorado at Boulder. A professor there has found that educating students about the negative effect that frivolous laptop use has on their performance reduces class […]

Defining Academic Freedom in the USA

December 22, 2010

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December 21, 2010 By Cary Nelson, Insidehighered.com Over the course of decades, a great many books, essays, and policies have been written and published about academic freedom. We have learned how to apply it to pedagogical, technological, cultural, and political realities that did not exist when the concept was first defined. Not only faculty members, […]