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DiSalvio, Philip – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This article illustrates the landscape-changing potential of the "disruptive innovation" taking place on the shores of the Charles River. Learning technologies now being used in the massive open online course (MOOC) movement, some suggest, will change the way people think about higher education. MOOCs are based on an open-networked learning…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Open Enrollment, Distance Education, Internet
Chronicle of Higher Education, 2004
"Chronicle of Higher Education" presents an abundant source of news and information for college and university faculty members and administrators. This September 3, 2004 issue of "Chronicle of Higher Education" includes the following articles: (1) "Legal Scholarships in the Liberal Arts" (Sarat, Austin; Rivers,…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Liberal Arts, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Reizes, Sonia; Kramsch, Claire J. – Die Unterrichtspraxis, 1980
Describes a joint high school/college pilot program planned by Massachusetts foreign language teachers and hosted by M.I.T. The success of the program dubbed "MACH MIT Total Immersion German Weekend" is attributed to the concept of active involvement, which was implemented through games, seminars, shows, cooking and other activities.…
Descriptors: Advanced Students, Area Studies, Extracurricular Activities, German
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Andersen, Charles B. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2001
Introduces the analysis of a river as an excellent way to teach geochemical techniques because of the relative ease of sample collection and speed of sample analysis. Focuses on the potential sources of sample contamination during sampling, filtering, and bottle cleaning processes, and reviews methods to reduce and detect contamination. Includes…
Descriptors: Chemical Analysis, Chemistry, Data Collection, Earth Science
Maier, Charles R. – Bioscene, 1992
Provides rich description of the biological diversity found in a 30-mile section of Nebraska known as the "biological crossroads." Argues that the seven major associations of the Niobrara River valley provide a great classroom. Includes a complete listing of plant species. (DDR)
Descriptors: Biodiversity, Biology, Educational Strategies, Hands on Science