Recommended Readings

In a Bind by kellinahandbasket, on FlickrThe following are a set of articles, podcasts and videos that have informed the organization of the Integrative Learning Project (ILP). Occasionally, these resources are assigned to students enrolled in one of the two courses.

 

Higher education, integrative learning, and the liberal arts

  • M. Huber and P. Hutchings (2004). Integrative Learning: Mapping the Terrain. The Academy In Transition. Association of American Colleges and Universities. 
  • A. Laitinen (2012). Cracking the Credit Hour. New American Foundation.
  • R. Bass (2012). Disrupting Ourselves: The Problem of Learning in Higher Education. Educause Review. March 21, 2012.
  • D. Newton (2015). Higher Education is Not a Mixed Tape. The Atlantic. January 27, 2015.
  • C. Mayer (2015). To Bundle or Not to Bundle (in Higher Education). Association of American Colleges & Universities. September 22, 2015.
  • E. Bothwell (2017). Does Liberal Arts Education Have an Image Problem? Times Higher Education. October 19, 2017.
  • A. Chang (2017). The Subtle Ways Colleges Discriminate Against Poor Studies. Vox. September 11, 2017.
  • M. Schneider & M. Sigelman (2018). Saving the Liberal Arts: Making the Bachelor’s Degree a Better Path to Labor Market Success. Burning Glass Technologies. February 2018.

Students, digital identities, and privacy

  • E. Stoller (2012). Digital Identity Development. Inside Higher Ed. September 12, 2012.
  • G. Campell (2009). A Personal Cyberinfrastructure. New Horizons. September 4, 2009.
  • J. Dougherty (2014). Public Writing and Student Privacy. Web Writing: Why and How for Liberal Arts Teaching and Learning, ed. J. Dougherty and T. O’Donnell (University of Michigan Press/Trinity College ePress edition).
  • J. Reingold and J. Stommel (2016). A Brief History of Domain of One’s Own. 

Reflection and storytelling

  • V. Marsick and K. Watkins (2001). Informal and Incidental Learning. New Directions for Adult & Continuing Education 89: 25 – 34. [requires login]
  • C. Rodgers (2002). Defining Reflection: Another Look at John Dewey and Reflective Thinking. Teachers College Record 104, 4: 842 – 866.  [requires login]
  • R. Grossman (2010). Structures for Facilitating Student Reflection. Journal of College Teaching 57: 15 – 22.
  • M. Bart (2011). Critical Reflection Adds Depth and Breadth to Student Learning. Faculty Focus. May 11, 2011.
  • A. Zajonc (2013). Contemplative Pedagogy: A Quiet Revolution in Higher Education. New Directions for Teaching and Learning 134: 83 – 94. [requires login]
  • M. Papova (2013). Illustrate Six-Word Memories by Students from Grade School to Grad School. Brainpickings.
  • S. Fleming (2014). The Power of Reflection. Scientific American Mind 25: 30 – 37.
  • C. Hoy (2016). Reflective Writing: Engaging Students in a Contemplative Practice. The Scholarly Teacher. May 12, 2016.
  • R. Hardy (2017). Understanding the Hero’s Journey. Muse Storytelling. March 7, 2017.

Categories, card sorting, and website navigation

  • N. Shedroff (1999). Information Interaction Design: A Unified Field Theory of Design. In Information Design. R. Jacobsen (ed.). The MIT Press.
  • D. Blumenthal (2012). What is a Wireframe? Youtube.
  • M. Pinola (2013). How to Use Mind Maps to Unlease Your Brain’s Creativity and Potential. Lifehacker. September 19, 2013.
  • M. McNames (2014). IA and Card Sorting Overview. YouTube.

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Writing for the web/digital writing

  • B. Clark (2006). How to Write Headlines that Work. Copyblogger. January 22, 2006.
  • M. Sample (2009). What’s Wrong With Writing Essays. Sample Reality Blog. March 12. 2009.
  • D. Harstein (2012). 6 Questions to Ask When Editing Online Website Content. Wired Impact. March 28, 2012.
  • J. Maguire (2012). The Secret to Good Writing: It’s About Objects, Not Ideas. The Atlantic. October 2, 2012.
  • K. Pernice (2014). A Link is a Promise. Neilson Norman Group Blog. December 14, 2014.
  • A. Rikard (2015). Do I Own My Domain If You Grade It? EdSurge. August 10, 2015.
  • K. Meyer (2016). How Chunking Helps Content Processing. Neilson Norman Group Blog. March 20, 2016.
  • D. Kopf (2017). Don’t Like the Way You Write? Quartz. March 9, 2017. 
  • J. Hines. How to Stick to Your Word Count. Write to Done.
  • J. Warner (2018). What We Learn When Our Writing ‘Fails.’ Inside Higher Ed. June 28, 2018.

Styles and skills

  • J. Berg, J. Dutton, and A. Wrzesniewski (2007). What is Job Crafting and Why Does It Matter? Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship. October 9, 2007.
  • A. Head (2012). How College Graduates Solve Information Problems Once They Join the Workplace. Project Information Literacy. October 16, 2012.
  • T. Burton (2014). Why are American Colleges Obsessed with Leadership? The Atlantic. January 22, 2014.
  • A. Grant (2014). The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence. The Atlantic. January 2, 2014.
  • A. Grant (2014). How to Succeed Professionally by Helping Others. The Atlantic. March 17, 2014.
  • M. Godsey (2015). When Schools Overlook Introverts. The Atlantic. September 28, 2015.
  • J. Zenger and J. Folkman (2016). What Great Listeners Actually Do. Harvard Business Review. July 14, 2016.
  • J. Bennett (2017). On Campus, Failure is on the Syllabus. New York Times. June 24, 2017.

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