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Today's academia: March 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Today's academia: March 12-19

Thanks to 'net detectives Gary-Heiko Heisermann, Anthony Weinhaus, A.J. Petto, Dee Silverthorn, Volha Minich, Peter English, and Wendy Riggs

Academia

The portrayal of women scientists--what's wrong?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/2015/03/16/media-portrayals-of-of-female-scientists-often-shallow-superficial/

Complete, free report, links from Sci. Am.

Hybrid v traditional lecture formats

http://www.lifescied.org/content/14/1/ar6.full.pdf+html

Full, free article, charts, references from CBE Life Sci. Ed.

How frequently are videos used in classrooms?

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/videos-find-their-place-in-and-out-of-the-classroom/56113?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay, chart from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Laptops in the classroom

Hand-written class notes superior to keyboarding notes

http://pss.sagepub.com/content/25/6/1159

Free abstract from Psychol. Sci.

Better learning without note-taking on a laptop!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-learning-secret-don-t-take-notes-with-a-laptop/

Full, free article, links from Sci. Am.

Banning the laptop from the classroom

http://chronicle.com/article/The-Benefits-of-No-Tech-Note/228089/

Complete, free report from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Science under fire

Why do they doubt scientific information?

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2015/03/science-doubters/achenbach-text

Complete, free report, images from Nat'l Geo.

Losing faith in science

http://wuwm.com/post/why-have-people-lost-faith-science

Full, free essay from WUWM

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