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EDUC 1300 Course Guide

Assigned Reading

Assignment or Exam Tentative Due Date
Case Study – “A Fish Story” Week 12
Learning Preference Inventory Week 12
Case Study – “After Math” Week 13
Research Essay Paper Due Week 14
Questions on Stephan’s story Week 14
Attendance and Participation Week 14
Power Point Presentations - Begin Week 14-15
E-Portfolio Presentation Due Week 15
Final Exam Week 16


College Life


What happens when college students are allowed to be completely honest about their learning environment? When they’re empowered to speak their minds about their professors, peers, tuition bills, and prospects for landing jobs in their fields? Answer: a revealing portrait, drawn from inside the world of the 21st-century campus, that will benefit parents, high school students, guidance counselors, and young people who are just beginning the college experience. In this documentary, students talk about the ups and downs of higher education and the costs of obtaining it at community colleges, state universities, and private institutions. Topics include diversity, the proliferation of digital tools and distractions, the rise of prescription medication abuse, gaining or lacking a clear sense of purpose in college, and the likelihood—or lack thereof—of finding fulfilling work after graduation. In addition, professors and business leaders discuss what they’d like to see in today’s college students and job candidates. (52 minutes)

Supplemental Resources

Teaching information fluency: how to teach students to be efficient, ethical, and critical information consumers.
Heine, Carl, 1951-
Publication Information:
Lanham, Maryland : Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2013.
Publication Date:
Physical Description:
1 online resource.
Summary: Here's a one-stop resource for teaching high school and college students how to become efficient, ethical, and critical information consumers. With the goal that students must attain digital information fluency in order to be successful learners, this book his book provides a practical, competency-based framework for teaching the underlying concepts. Uniquely, the learning activities are tied to Common Core and ISTE NETS (International Society for Technology in Education National Educational Technology Standards). Competencies taught fall into three groups: searching, evaluation, and ethical