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A Liberal Arts Education for the 21st Century

Friday, March 1, 2013

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By Everett Corum, Ph.D. Director of Humanities, Philosophy, Religion, and World Languages Programs at American Public University “No man ever steps into the same river twice,” is one of the more famous statements of the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus. Let the idea of a university, John Henry Newman’s “school of universal learning,” be that river and one suddenly becomes aware of the reason for the upheaval and challenges facing the academy in the 21st Century.

The Benefit of Adding Virtual Field Trips to Online Biology Courses

Thursday, October 18, 2012

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By Dr. Tricia Keiter Associate Professor, School of Science and Technology at American Public University Traditionally, introductory college biology courses have been structured in a manner such that the student is introduced to basic terminology and concepts by means of standardized textbooks, lab experiments and examination-based assessments. At American Public University System, we desire to make the biology experience much more engaging for our students, and we will be doing this by way of incorporating virtual field trips into the curriculum.

Innovative Teaching: The Rise of Online Science Labs

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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By Katie Berryhill Fulltime Faculty, School of Science and Technology at American Public University The development of science literacy and critical thinking skills are a primary reason for requiring college students to take laboratory science. The goal is to understand what science is—a way of thinking and learning about the world around us, rather than merely a collection of facts (especially as those facts are often supplanted by future knowledge).

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