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The latest news and opinions in higher education.
Express yourself. To make end-of-semester grading more enjoyable, start by giving students some freedom to choose topics that they’re passionate about. (ProfHacker)
Spring ahead to the fall. It's never too early to start planning for the next semester, and doing so now will pay big dividends down the road, writes David Gooblar. (Pedagogy Unbound)
Demand for PD. Penn State is rethinking its faculty development offerings after graduate students flocked to a course that offered training in online teaching skills. (Inside Higher Ed)
Grading scale. Using video to provide feedback on assignments could reduce grading time and offer a more engaging educational experience for students, a Creighton University professor writes. (The Scholarly Teacher)