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  • 4 Oct 2023
    Deborah Barsky

    Human Prehistory

    I wrote Human Prehistory: Exploring the Past to Understand the Future, to provide students with a complete and easily understandable overview of the most important stages of human anatomical, behavioral and cultural evolution. Understanding the origin story of humanity offers us a new perspective on the present-day challenges facing our species, and I aim with […]

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  • 28 Mar 2022
    Xenophon Papademetris

    I Want to Save the World!

    My co-authors and I were having our first meeting with Sara Epperson, Yale’s Director of Digital Education, to discuss our proposal to record a Coursera online class based on our then-upcoming textbook “Introduction to Medical Software: Foundations for Digital Health, Devices, and Diagnostics.” Her opening question to us was “why do you want to record […]

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  • 13 May 2021
    Melissa Bateson

    Measuring Behaviour: The Next Generation

    The first three editions of Measuring Behaviour were co-authored by Patrick Bateson, known as Pat to his family and friends, and his former graduate student Paul Martin. I had a very special relationship with Pat. Not only was he my father, but I have followed him into the same academic discipline, becoming the second Professor […]

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  • 30 Jul 2020
    Lockdown Lectures

    Join us for Lockdown Lectures: a Series of Author Q&As on Remote Teaching

    We asked the authors of some of our most popular textbooks to take part in a series of Facebook Live webinars about teaching remotely.

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  • 8 Jun 2020

    Understanding Physical Oceanography and Climate with Kris Karnauskas

    Hi, there! My name is Kris Karnauskas, and I’m a professor and ocean/climate scientist at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado, USA. Back in 2015, when I moved to Boulder from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, my first aspiration was to build a new course on physical oceanography, but a different kind of course. […]

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  • 20 Apr 2020
    Debra Benson

    Earth Day – Then and Now

    Growing up on what is truly one of the most beautiful college campuses, Michigan State University, I was a pre-teen when the first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970. Most memorable was watching the CBS Evening News, when Walter Cronkite (who, in an opinion poll taken in 1972 named him as “the most trusted man […]

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  • 17 Apr 2020

    Wind Turbines: Insights and Anecdotes

    On 8 November 1977, President Jimmy Carter made a televised address to the US nation on the subject of energy. There was a crisis. Geopolitical tensions had resulted in an embargo on oil exports from the Middle East, on whose output much of the industrial world then relied.  The ‘energy crisis’ of the 1970s was […]

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  • 12 Sep 2018
    digital textbooks

    Making homework social…

    What is Perusall and why should teachers be excited about using it?   Perusall is a social reading platform to help students get prepared for class. What that means is that in Perusall, class reading assignments are engaging collective activities, rather than solitary tasks.  In real time, as they are reading, students can discuss the […]

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