Required Readings

Online teaching tools, triggers, college ratings, plagiarism, and community colleges: Required Readings, 12.21.14

Happy solstice, whether it be winter or summer where you are!

We ran across a couple cool education-related web tools this week: one for students and teachers of English, and the other regarding environmental health and toxicology. In addition, citizen science can interest learners of all ages.

To pick up a thread of discussion periodically covered in SoD, this week brought more food for thought on trigger warnings in education, in this case regarding sensitivity when teaching rape law (you’ll also want to read these two responses to the original article: 1 and 2).

The U.S. Department of Education released a framework to rate colleges and universities, beginning with the 2015-16 academic year. However, a great deal remains unknown.

Being that proper citation and use of others’ information are among the topics I teach, I found this research on plagiarism in the ArXiv scientific repository quite interesting.

Finally, a look at the challenges of teaching at a community college.

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Librarienne is a university librarian who sees her professional mission as teaching the masses how to separate the wheat from the chaff in today's expanding universe of information, that everything you read requires a critical eye, and how to properly use apostrophes.

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