What is the Potential of Facebook Timeline in Online Classrooms?

Sunday, September 30, 2012
Facebook Timeline

Facebook’s recent Timeline feature, has in a sense, allowed students in today’s history classes to “recreate the past” and enhance their historical knowledge. The possibilities and approaches are endless for those  seeking to analyze and explore the events that have shaped our nation and have served to defined certain eras.  With a little…

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Learning Environment: 20 Things Educators Need to Know about Learning Spaces

Saturday, September 29, 2012
Lecture hall

The 21st century is challenging old notions of learning spaces. The idea that students must be seated at desks working in rows is quickly becoming archaic. Technology and collaborative work environments are changing the design of learning spaces. Experts hope that the emerging paradigm will translate into improved learning spaces…

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[Opinion] Generation Y In The Workforce and Education

Friday, September 28, 2012
Generation Y

I was born in the cusp between Generation X & Y.  I grew up in the dot.com boom.  I listened to Green Day, grew up as a latchkey kid, and believed that our generation would change the world. And it did. The technology and webculture of the 1990’s revolutionized communication…

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Twitter Trials: What Are Its Challenges to Learning?

Thursday, September 27, 2012
Twitter mobile

An article posted on September 10th by Academic Earth took a closer look at the role Twitter plays in education trends, initiatives, and information. While many people find themselves lost in a sea of tweets (according to Twitter, over 400 million messages are sent out each day), the powerhouse digital…

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Will Shying Away from Classrooms Make Students Better Learners?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Bored student

In the latest article of Edudemic, writer Jeff Dunn took a closer look at an innovative new school built in Stockholm Sweden. An architect named Rosan Bosch, who wanted to create an environment that encouraged both collaboration and the creative potential of the individual, designed the “classroom-less” school. The school’s…

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Wikipedia: Should You Use It In Your Classroom?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Encylopaedia

Jonathan Obar Ph.D., an assistant professor at the University of Michigan, recently wrote an article about Wikipedia and its role in the educational process. As an advocate for giving the largest online encyclopedia in the world a role in his classroom, the article was written as a direct response to…

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Free Online Courses: Top 50 Sites to Get Educated for Free

Monday, September 24, 2012
Graduates

Whether you are looking for a master’s degree program, computer science classes, a K-12 curriculum, or GED study program, this list gives you a look at 50 websites that promise education for free. From databases that organize over 1,000,000 students throughout 16 universities, to a small library of documents for…

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What Mobile Learning and Online Education Have in Common

Sunday, September 23, 2012
E-Book

Effective education is all about innovation. It’s about discovering new ways to teach and reinforce old lessons. Not to mention, the need to be responsive to  evolving  times, whereby today’s learners have different needs and expectations. Enter technology… Online education and mobile learning are two progressive teaching mediums that are being integrated by instructors everywhere,…

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Just How Massive Will The Impact Of Mobile Tech Have On Education?

Saturday, September 22, 2012
Mobile phone

Since the beginning of time, kids have always been intrigued by two things: “gadgets” and novelty. So it’s no wonder that mobile technology as a learning tool is now being embraced with great popularity. Not just by students, but also by today’s teachers and parents, who see its integration in the classroom as providing…

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Why Do 20% of University Students in Australia Drop Out?

Saturday, September 22, 2012
Despair

According to a recent piece reflected at SMH, approximately 20 % of college students fail to complete the initial year of education at Australian Universities. That’s 1 in every 5 students. Though there are a number of influencing factors and individual circumstances that account for this, here are some of…

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