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Teaching and Learning Resources: Further reading

Resources for Castleton University faculty to learn more about teaching strategies and best practices in higher education

Publications from AAC&U

from the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

Chronicle of Higher Education


Featured article

At Sea in a Deluge of Data

from the Chronicle of Higher Education

"While students will always need to think critically and ask the right questions, emerging in this new world is the need for a skill set we call 'knowledge in action,' a kind of athletics of the mind"

What Students Don't Know
Very helpful article summing up some recent ethnographic research about how students and faculty use and perceive libraries and librarians.  Please read this!

Beware of open access journals. "Gonzo scientist" John Bohannon writes about his experiment sending a bogus research article to open access journals and having it accepted by more than half.

Who's Afraid of Peer Review?

Read an opinion piece from the Chronicle of Higher Education:
Not Enough Time in the Library (Just because your students are computer-literate doesn't mean they are research-literate). The book he mentions, The Craft of Research, is in the stacks at 001.42 B644c.

From the Boston Globe:
U Tube:  Want a free education? A brief guide to the burgeoning world of online video lectures.

Lessons Learned: How College Students Seek Information in the Digital Age
A report of findings from 2,318 respondents to a survey carried out among college students on six U.S. campuses in the spring of 2009, as part of Project Information Literacy at the University of WashingtonĘžs Information School.

A Matter of Fact
An essay by Geoff Nicholson in the May 30 New York Times Book Review about the slipperiness of "facts"

Using Library Experts Wisely
How one faculty member tweaked his research assignment and
made library sessions more helpful and relevant for his students

Clive Thompson on the New Literacy
Short piece in Wired magazine reporting on research that points out that students are writing more than ever due to their use of social media and maybe that's a good thing as far as the quality of their writing

The 2017 Horizon Report "This 14th edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education. Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology are placed directly in the context of their likely impact on the core missions of universities and colleges."

From Papyrus to Pixels: The Digital Transformation of How Books Are Written, Published and Sold Has Only Just Begun, an essay from The Economist

Teaching and Learning Books

Browse the Castleton University Library's new collection of books on college teaching and learning in the library or online

Read journals online

Find some of the journals you read online.  Look for titles in the library's

Journal Titles A-Z List

List of periodicals related to college teaching

About open access online journals


Browse journals by subject, including education from the Directory of Open Access Journals

An example of journal of potential interest, available through a database:


Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning
(full-text access through EBSCO)

Change:  The Magazine of Higher Learning
(website of magazine)

An example of an online, open-access journal of potential interest:

Peer-reviewed publication of course syllabi and other teaching materials

About lecturing as a teaching method

Radio program:
"Don't Lecture Me"

"College students spend a lot of time listening to lectures. But research shows there are better ways to learn. And experts say students need to learn better because the 21st century economy demands more well-educated workers."

Includes these segments: 

About technology

Digital Keys for Unlocking the Humanities’ Riches
"The next big idea in language, history and the arts? Data."

Blog post:  100+ Online Resources That Are Transforming Education

About college costs/value/student debt

See a page on the library's Economics subject guide with resources on college costs/value and student debt.  Could be helpful for student projects on this subject or for your own information.

Higher education news

Daily newsfeed from the Chronicle of Higher Education

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Selected books on teaching