Category: Education

Students: bring your own technology to uni

Students: bring your own technology to uni

| 25 April 2014 | Reply

Asking students to use their own tech in lectures could save money, but will it damage attention spans? A few years ago, if a student got their phone out in a lecture, this was quite a clear sign that they were no longer paying attention. But today, using a phone or tablet in the lecture […]

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eLearning News 13 Apr 2014

eLearning News 13 Apr 2014

| 13 April 2014 | Reply

Round up of the news this week: Upside Learning celebrates 10th anniversary – Training Press … http://www.trainingpressreleases.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:16:03 GMT Upside Learning, a leading provider of learning technology solutions, announced today that April 2014 marks the company’s 10 year anniversary of its founding. Read more … UEW to increase study centres | […]

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The Rising Power of MOOCs: Now, everyone can learn at Harvard (or Yale, or…)

The Rising Power of MOOCs: Now, everyone can learn at Harvard (or Yale, or…)

| 2 April 2014 | Reply

Source: Top10OnlineColleges.org The Rising Power of MOOCs: Now, everyone can learn at Harvard (or Yale, or…) 3 years ago, MOOCs were an idea. Now…. 5 million: number of students signed on to MOOCs, around the world 33,000: the average number of students that sign up for a MOOC The Dream: MOOCs Can: • Offer Ivy […]

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Flipping the teacher

Flipping the teacher

| 26 March 2014 | Reply

If I’d suggested flipping the teacher while I was still at school, I would have been in serious trouble. Given my reputation though, it wouldn’t have been out of the ordinary. I once spread a rumour at primary school that my tyrant of a head teacher had died (wishful thinking), and when he came back […]

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Teachers still needed with self-paced blended learning

Teachers still needed with self-paced blended learning

| 3 March 2014 | Reply

Some teachers initially view self-paced blended learning as a process where the “computer does the teaching” and the role of the teacher is diminished. Practical experience with this style of learning with middle school students over several years indicates that this is not the case. The teacher is still very important; however, the role changes. […]

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Successful eLearning begins with well-prepared teachers

Successful eLearning begins with well-prepared teachers

| 3 March 2014 | Reply

  Preparing future teachers for success helps drive the success of the students they will teach. When the state of North Carolina dramatically reduced textbook funding, yet decided it would implement the Common Core State Standards, our School of Education at Gardner-Webb University decided to fast-track a program to make all teacher preparation courses textbook-free. […]

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Just Google It: How Google Has Changed Research for Grad Students

Just Google It: How Google Has Changed Research for Grad Students

| 19 February 2014 | 1 Reply

Source: GradSchoolHub.com 94: percentage of U.S. students who equate research with using Google, or other search engines. 75: percentage of students who use Wikipedia and online encyclopedias. 87: the percentage of all US adults using the Internet who also use search engines. 2 billion: Or nearly 30 percent of all humans, use the Internet A […]

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Tips on technology integration for apprehensive educators

Tips on technology integration for apprehensive educators

| 7 February 2014 | Reply

In my new role this year as a technology coach for the high school in which I work, I have found myself primarily involved in two separate but equally important activities: reflecting on and learning from my past challenges and successes with technology in my classroom and trying to motivate skeptical teachers to integrate technology […]

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The Classroom and the Cloud: A Bright Forecast for 2020

The Classroom and the Cloud: A Bright Forecast for 2020

| 7 February 2014 | Reply

What will the classroom of 2020 look like? As I look ahead, many of the trends we’re seeing today will continue to expand learning beyond the classroom walls to connect educators, students and real-world experiences. These trends are being driven by pioneering teachers and their students, and are fueled by technology — especially the Internet […]

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Technology revolution in special-education assessment

Technology revolution in special-education assessment

| 4 February 2014 | Reply

In most autism programs, data collection and graphing are daily tasks for teachers and therapists. These tasks are a vital component of a program based on applied behavior analysis and are critical for teachers, supervisors and parents to monitor student progress. While educators typically recognize the importance of data collection, it is frequently viewed as […]

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E-learning styles ‘vary from person to person’

E-learning styles ‘vary from person to person’

| 29 January 2014 | Reply

With any form of education, people naturally adopt different learning styles and techniques – and it is no different for online training. Learners could exhibit a wide range of behaviours when accessing web resources, and it is important for both employers and providers of this kind of education to take into account the varying needs […]

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Helping students self assess

Helping students self assess

| 29 January 2014 | Reply

Giving quizzes allows teachers to examine data and see what students understand and where they may need more practice. Ideally, quizzes should provide the same experience for the students themselves — allow them to reflect on what they know well and where they could improve. However, as any middle-school teacher will tell you, most students […]

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