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Genetics and Evolution App

Photo from iTunes. In a biology or genetics course, students are tasked with learning quantitative ideas such as linkage, recombination, and genetic drift.  Up until this point, biology can be heavier on facts and ideas than more numerical subjects such as … Continue reading

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TED Talks: Bill Gates – Teachers need real feedback

Bill and Melinda Gates are the champions of many causes, one of which is education reform.  In the video below, Bill Gates shares his thoughts on ways to improve K-12 education.  The main idea is that public school teachers receive … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Higher Education

I recently reviewed the book Higher Education? (see it here).  The authors expect colleges to perform very specific duties for their students.  Most of their focus is on a true liberal arts education to expand students’ minds and thinking.  Students should discuss … Continue reading

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