Entries by Ginny Gaylor

University library redesign — shaping the future of research and learning

Is the university library going the way of the dodo? As with all things, change is a given, and today’s modern technologies have been impacting the way higher education conducts its learning and research. But that doesn’t mean that libraries will cease to exist. As the concept of the university library undergoes a redesign, what […]

Top writing tips for your a research paper introduction

Beginning and concluding a research paper often seem like the hardest part of the whole process. While slogging through all the research should be more difficult, giving your audience a sense of your topic and your goal in the paper can often be more challenging. It’s clichéd, but true—you never get a second chance to […]

Crowdfunding academic research — Funding projects through the Internet

It seems like wherever you turn today in tech news there is another successful crowdfunding story. Funding projects through the Internet has garnered a great deal of attention because of platforms such as Kickstarter. But can the same idea for generating money to give small businesses or creative types a head start work for academic […]

Technology News: Could adaptive learning systems replace educators?

How we learn has been a hot topic for as long as man has been trying to gain knowledge. Methods come and go, but we never seem to reach a definitive answer as to the best way for educators to teach students. Technology and teaching have collided in the latest methodology to gain attention—adaptive learning. […]

Unleash your inner artist — Top creative writing tips

Looking to unleash your inner artist? Putting pen to paper, or who are we kidding, fingers to keyboard, can be rewarding. But discovering the untapped poet or novelist inside of you can also be hard work. If you truly want to develop your talent with words, try these creative writing tips. Start with the basics […]

Assessing intelligence: Testing and grade inflation in college

Not many of us like tests. But testing has long been seen as the best means for assessing intelligence and what students have learned from their instructors. So how is that view affected by the possibility of grade inflation in college? And is grade inflation really a problem, or has its impact been blown out […]

Free reading on today’s top environmental issues — From climate change to hazardous waste

Climate change is something the Earth has experienced since its creation. Scientists first started theorizing about the reasons for these changes in the 19th century. Over the past 200 years, studies have highlighted the negative causes and effects of changes to our planet’s weather and the resulting environmental issues. Environmental and Earth sciences have become very […]

Physical education at the college level: Are undergrads exercising enough?

Obesity is a much-discussed problem in America. Quite a bit of that talk has centered on the problem in adults and children, but what about for college students? They too are struggling with their weight. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 5.2 million college students are obese. Contributing to the problem is […]

Are MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) the future of higher education?

The winds of change are blowing—this time in the hallowed halls of higher education. As it has done with so much of our daily lives, the Internet is making inroads into academia with the growing use of Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs. While the debate is still ongoing as to whether this developing form […]

Job hunt study guide: Tips for writing a cover letter

Before you know it, school will be over and it will be time to get serious about the future. Today’s job market is challenging for people of all experience levels, especially recent college grads. Searching for work can feel like a full-time job itself, and a good job hunting study guide will start you out […]