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November 2014

Read about a laboratory exercise (the calculation of an individual's own carbon footprint) designed to teach quantitative reasoning in the context of authentic problems that are relevant to students' lives. Find out how one group of authors made their undergraduate atmospheric science classes more student centered and collaborative through the implementation of high-altitude balloon research. Don't miss the article about an ecology course in which textbooks were eliminated and students were allowed to learn science using their cell phones in place of textbooks. Find all this and more in this month's issue of JCST.

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September 2014

An article in the Two-Year Community column describes a dual-enrollment program that gives high school students an opportunity to experience college science in a supported environment, along with lessons learned and challenges faced by faculty when setting up such a program. Also, read how one group of investigators examined whether short "Kahn style" video lectures, assigned as homework, could replace live classroom lectures in the presentation of buffer theory and problem solving. This issue also has an article on the development and evaluation of graduate teaching assistant learning communities to enhance the implementation of inquiry experiences in undergraduate laboratories.

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July 2014

Can social media be successfully integrated into the higher education classroom as an additional information source? Read one study that evaluates the benefits of including Twitter in a semester course to disseminate relevant information and serve as a discussion tool. Also read how two authors used a version of the Jeopardy game in a second-semester general chemistry course to engage studeents, review the previous semester's content, and set expectations for the new semester. And in the Two-Year Community column read about the effects of different teaching methods—lecture, blended, and hybrid—on students enrolled in a general biology course with laboratory for majors in a community college.

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May 2014

In the Two-Year Community column read about a study that evaluates the effectiveness of human anatomy imaging software in both face-to-face and online anatomy and physiology laboratory classes attended by community college students. Also, see the Case Study that is loosely based on the 1982 Chicago Tylenol murders and is designed to help students understand the difficult concept of cellular respiration. And don't miss the Research and Teaching article that explores the use of Photovoice, an approach that incorporates the power of imagery and narrative to convey the perspectives of participants, as a student-centered learning activity in an introductory chemistry course.

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March 2014

Read about a new program designed to meet the challenges of educating interdisciplinary scientists by combining mathematics, physics, chemistry, and quantitative thinking with biological applications. The Two-Year Community column describes an initiative in which community college faculty and students partnered with 4-year college colleagues on summer research to cultivate a STEM transfer pathway and expand research capacity at the community college. And in the Research and Teaching section see the article about an unusual method to promote student-centered learning that involved clickers as a mechanism for students to complete in-class quizzes.

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January 2014

Given the financial pressures faced by many colleges and universities, the hiring of temporary faculty has become more common; read about the challenges and benefits of being an adjunct professor in Ann Cutler's Editorial and in Robert Liftig's Point of View. Don't miss the article on an outdoor environmental project designed to connect with students' real-world experiences in the Two-Year Community column. And don't forget to read the Research and Teaching article on a new instructional model that focuses on teaching students to use foundational principles rather than rely on a multitude of facts to improve their understanding of core scientific concepts.

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