Degrees

A digital magazine for 21st century higher ed professionals

Issue 4 | June 2016

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Campus Visit

Grand View University

This private, liberal arts university in Des Moines, Iowa, is modeled after the Danish “Folk School” and strives to strengthen community through learning. Find out what makes GVU stand out!

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Grand View University
Dr. Kevin Gannon

An Hour With

“The Tattooed Professor,” Dr. Kevin Gannon

Tattoos, jokes in the classroom, and a book about dinosaurs—find out why Kevin Gannon, professor of history at Grand View University, loves working in higher ed!

Meet Kevin

Real Talk

Active learning: What, why, & how?

What is active learning, why should educators care, and how can people take the plunge to transform their classrooms into more actively engaged spaces?

Get a reality check

high school students working with chemicals in classroom

High Stakes

Which historical period should you live in?

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A-List

Our 5 favorite student blog posts

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Pearson Support Corner

On-demand tutoring, the Smarthinking way

Wish you had 24/7 access to tutors when you were in college? Today’s students have that luxury and more. Check out what a live, on-demand tutoring session actually looks like, via Smarthinking.

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Student on computer in an outdoor cafe
The nature of memory

Learning Lab

The nature of memory

Can you spare a few minutes to learn something new? This issue’s interactive lesson on psychology takes you inside the human memory to understand what makes us learn, remember, and forget.

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