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Sockalingam, N., 2012. Understanding Adult Learners’ Needs. Faculty Focus. Read online
What do adult learners need from their instructors? This article presents the research results relevant to the practice of effective case-based teaching. 
Weimer, M., 2013. Helping Students Discuss Technical Content. The Teaching Professor. Read online
“For those who teach 'technical content' — and by that I mean material with “right” answers and preferred ways of doing things, like problems with specific solutions or checklists of procedures — it can be doubly difficult to get students talking.” Subscription required to view full article.
Weimer, M., 2015. Effective Ways to Structure Discussion. The Teaching Professor. Read online
"The use of online discussion in both blended and fully online courses has made clear that those exchanges are more productive if they are structured, if there’s a protocol that guides the interaction... more structure might benefit our in-class discussions as well." Subscription required to view full article.
Grant, A., 2016. Why We Should Stop Grading Students on a Curve. The New York Times. Read online
"After analyzing grading systems, the economists Pradeep Dubey and John Geanakoplos concluded that a forced grade curve is a disincentive to study. ‘Absolute grading is better than grading on a curve,’ they wrote."
2018. Designing a Course, Harvard Kennedy School of Government: SLATE (Strengthening Learning and Teaching Excellence). Read online
"When creating a new course, many faculty understandably think first about what material they want to 'cover'... however, it can be advantageous to focus first—in what some call 'backward design'—on what you want your students to learn or be able to do upon completion of the course."
Dynarski, S., 2017. For Note Taking, Low-Tech is Often Best. Usable Knowledge. Read online
"Do computers help or hinder classroom learning in college? ... With their enhanced ability to transcribe content and look up concepts on the fly, are students learning more from lecture than they were in the days of paper and pen? A growing body of evidence says 'No.'" 
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