Teaching Carnival 4.4

December’s Teaching Carnival is from David Morgen, Assistant Director of the Writing Center at Emory University. You can email him at dmorgen [at] gmail [dot] com.

ProfHacker has become the permanent home of the Teaching Carnival, so each month you can return for a snapshot of the most recent thoughts on teaching in college and university classrooms. You can find previous carnivals on Teaching Carnival’s home site.

Teaching Carnival 4.4 continues with a new list of interesting links and reads about pedagogy in higher education.

Technology, digital humanities, and social media.

  • Bardiac asks how to bridge the gap between the teaching with technology folks and the instructional folks.

Assignments, teaching strategies, and pedagogical queries

  • Jeff Rice on why he’s through with the essay:  it’s “become more of a ritual that a pedagogy.”  Alex Reid proposes rapid prototyping as a way out of the dilemma.  Alex Halavais, also examining rapid prototyping, proposes that academics need to learn how to Just Do It.
  • Notorious Ph.D. has two of a planned three-part series on being a better teacher.
  • Lee Skallerup explains why she’s nervous about her first use of a blogging assignment in her classes.

Plagiarism, cheating, shadow scholarship

  • Historiann on the wicked cheat of the business classes at the University of Central Florida.

Educational policy, budgeting, hiring, and admissions

How about you? Do you have any last minute links you’d like to add to this month’s carnival? Did we miss your work?  If we don’t know about you, we can’t link to you.  So, let us know what you are up to in the classroom.  You can easily have one of your blog posts about teaching in higher education included in an issue of the teaching carnival by doing any or all of the following:

  1. Email the next host directly with the address to the permalink of your blog post, and/or
  2. Tag your post in Delicious with teaching-carnival

Sara Webb-Sunderhaus, Assistant Professor of English at Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne, will host the next Teaching Carnival (4.5) in January 2011. Please send her your links or information you’d like to have included.  You can reach Sara through email at or in the comments section below. Lastly, if you are interested in hosting a future Teaching Carnival, please contact Billie Hara for information.

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