Teaching Health: The Sour Side of Soda

Mar 18

Teaching Health: The Sour Side of Soda

Share|This guest post is brought to you by Linda White, M.D.; bookmark her upcoming textbook Health Now: An Integrated Approach to Personal Health. In the old days, young people drank water or milk with meals.  No longer.  We consume a variety of sweetened beverages: sodas, juices, iced tea, “energy” drinks, sports beverages, and coffee drinks.  We down them...

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What’s So Funny About Teaching College?

Mar 14

What’s So Funny About Teaching College?

Share|College educators who are proud to teach (and love a good laugh) are Flat World kind of folks.  So back up that smile truck, because our “Tell Us What You Teach and Why” challenge on Facebook is drawing some very clever responses. While we are serious about providing great content and lowering student costs, we get fired up when it comes to celebrating...

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Student Success Strategies: Get to Know Joe

Mar 06

Student Success Strategies: Get to Know Joe

Share|Do you know Joe Hoyle?   Joe is a rock star.   Don’t take my word for it, take a look at what his college students say about him on Rate My Prof.   Not only has he received national awards and much recognition for his work as a college professor (his specialty: accounting), but at conferences, in classrooms, and online, near and far, he frequently...

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4 Tips for Students Taking Online Classes

Mar 04

4 Tips for Students Taking Online Classes

Share| A 2012 study from Babson Survey Research Group estimates that more than 6.7 million students are now taking at least one online course. Although we may understand how the typical class works, the online classroom and technology present a new set of variables and challenges. On his blog, Richard G. Jones, Jr., author of Communication in the Real World, offers...

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We’re All Accountable for Student Success

Feb 19

We’re All Accountable for Student Success

Share|  Last week in the State of the Union address, President Obama asked Congress to hold colleges accountable for affordability, value, and student outcomes when determining federal student financial aid. Why just colleges? Anyone involved in higher education should make student success a priority. The first step is a willingness to change the rules to meet...

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February Events: FWK on the Road

Feb 07

February Events: FWK on the Road

Share|  From Alabama to Washington State, Flat Worlders are on the road again.  On panels, sessions and hashtags, we’re sharing stories  about driving costs down, student success up, and personalization forward.   Will you be at any of these higher ed meetings and conferences?  Don’t be shy.  Reach out to us on twitter @flat_world...

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State of College Textbooks

Feb 01

State of College Textbooks

Share|  This is the time of year when the higher ed media turns its attention to the state of college textbooks. The Chronicle of Higher Ed published a special textbook report called, “Textbooks Turn the Page.”  FWK Founder Jeff Shelstad and John Gallaugher, our Information Systems author from Boston College, were interviewed by Alisha Azevedo for her...

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