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Editors’ Note: Becoming Innovative, Technologically Savvy Teachers, Mohammad H. Tamdgidi Jan 2011

Editors’ Note: Becoming Innovative, Technologically Savvy Teachers, Mohammad H. Tamdgidi

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This editors’ note presents a synopsis of the articles published in the Summer 2011 issue of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge—a fourth of its annual “Teaching Transformations” series. The issue brings together selected proceedings of the joint CIT (Center for Innovative Teaching)/EdTech (Educational Technology) conference held on May 12, 2011, at UMass Boston. The editors’ note describes the reasons for the bringing together of the two separately organized conferences in the past. It also reports on the new name adopted by CIT (from its former name, the Center for the Improvement of Teaching). The papers ...


Addressing Plagiarism In A Digital Age, Eleanor Kutz, Wayne Rhodes, Stephen Sutherland, Vivian Zamel Jan 2011

Addressing Plagiarism In A Digital Age, Eleanor Kutz, Wayne Rhodes, Stephen Sutherland, Vivian Zamel

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

Four faculty members from UMass Boston's English Department explore possible ways of addressing the issue of plagiarism with their students as easy access to materials on the Internet is making it easier then ever to draw on others’ words, with or without appropriate documentation. Approaching faculty concerns from four complementary perspectives, the authors make the case for 1) recasting our understanding of plagiarism in terms of influence, borrowing, and remixing of the sort that is central to musical and artistic creation, 2) examining how students might develop greater awareness of the ways in which they are working with sources ...


“Two Markets, Two Universities”: An Experimental, Cross-Cultural, And Cross-Institutional Course Using Online Educational Technologies, Edward J. Romar, Annamaria Sas, Irene Yukhananov, Alan Girelli, Teddy Hristov Jan 2011

“Two Markets, Two Universities”: An Experimental, Cross-Cultural, And Cross-Institutional Course Using Online Educational Technologies, Edward J. Romar, Annamaria Sas, Irene Yukhananov, Alan Girelli, Teddy Hristov

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This paper discusses the development and implementation of a technology-based, cross-cultural and cross-institutional undergraduate marketing course titled “Two Markets, Two Universities,” offered by the University of Massachusetts Boston and the University of Pannonia in Veszprem, Hungary. It outlines the course strategy, structure and results as well as the challenges in offering a cross-cultural and cross-institutional course to undergraduates.


Student Collaboration Online In A Critical Thinking Course, Bob Schoenberg Jan 2011

Student Collaboration Online In A Critical Thinking Course, Bob Schoenberg

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This article identifies several benefits of student online collaboration and describes a number of collaborative tools that can be used without charge. The author also shares with readers several different strategies for promoting collaboration, including some of his personal tips and suggestions, based on his experience of teaching an online course on Critical Thinking at UMass Boston. The author argues that online education offers many opportunities for students to learn a variety of subjects, think critically and work collaboratively. However, for online faculty to be effective in their teaching they need training and experience.