Nancy Thomas (Inside Higher Ed) explores the relationship between post-secondary institutions and democratic elections. The article examines the responsibilities of higher education to engage students in the democratic process, be non-partisan, and use elections are learning experiences for their students.
In this TED talk tech entrepreneur Michael Bodekaer introduces us to virtual labs that can engage students on a whole new level. Bodekaer used the success of flight simulators as a model for building a virtual laboratory simulator that gives students to chance to perform real experiments and grow significantly as learners.
With the various teaching strategies available to educators, project-based learning (PBL) may do the most successful in preparing students to thrive in the real world. PBL stresses learning through independence, collaboration, and critical thinking.
In this piece, Steven Mintz examines the various discourses that have emerged in regards to the future of higher education.