Category: Guides, Tutorials, Reviews


Comment, reply, repeat: Engaging students with social annotation

Picture the last time you sat down to read an article for class. If your university experience was anything like most students’, chances are, you were alone. While solitary reading has benefits and is a common aspect of learning in higher education, it may not be the most effective way to read. Research suggests that …

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Introducing Feminism into the Classroom: A Syllabus On Women Writers Who Challenge Societal Structures Through Literature

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If literature is meant to challenge students by presenting them with different worldviews, then how can secondary and post-secondary educators construct a syllabus that encourages students to consider the implications of those worldviews? How can we design a course that invites students to consider what specific authors or characters may be trying to highlight about …

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Introduction: Issue Fifteen

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For many, imagining the possibilities of digital technologies, in classrooms and in our lives, conjures up two dystopian extremes: unregulated chaos or constant surveillance. These nightmares are animated by a fear that the digital is something created for us, something we receive rather than construct. Headlines promise us that we are falling into our screens …

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Unpaywall and Open Access Button: Browser Extensions for Fast Access

How often have you run across a paywalled journal article and, despite knowing that you have options for finding the article, shrugged and decided not to pursue it? Whether you’re a student or a faculty member, a humanist or a scientist, a first-year student or a dissertation writer, you’ve probably done this at least a few …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Building Your Website on the Commons

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As the semester winds down for students and faculty alike, there’s no time like the present to take a moment to think about your online scholarly profile. Do you have an online portfolio that gathers your various academic achievements in one place? If you haven’t done so already, consider creating a profile on the CUNY …

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