Knowledge and Learning In The News - 5/16/2005

Intrinsic motivation doesn't exist Reiss, a professor of psychology at Ohio State University, argues that a diverse range of human motivations can’t be forced into these categories of intrinsic and extrinsic motivations. No Wrong Answer: Click It Professor Ross Cheit put it to the students in his Ethics and Public Policy class at Brown University: Are you morally obliged to report cheating if you know about it? The room began to hum, but no one so much as raised a hand. Still, within 90 seconds, Cheit had roughly 150 student responses displayed on an overhead screen -- 64 percent said yes, 35 percent, no. Bricks and Clicks: A Comparative Analysis of Online and Traditional Education Settings The two methods of instruction do not need to be rivals, as both possess advantages that meet the needs of different students and faculty. Professorial trend spotter predicts end of written word A respected scholar gives the written word until 2050 to become a curiosity of the past. Such talk may inflame those who cherish the written word and make educators shriek.

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