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    Andrianes Pinantoan is InformED's editor and part of the marketing team behind Open Colleges. When not working, he can be found reading about two of his favourite subjects: education and psychology. You can find him on Google+ or @andreispsyched.

    Here are my most recent posts:

  • The Achievement Gap [Infographic]

    February 5th, 2013 11 Comments Features

    We’ve come a long way from the days of segregation in schools. Minority groups are no longer banned from educational opportunities, but fractures still exist. Today, the problem is largely economic. Socioeconomic factors play a major role in the achievement gap. The following infographic is a series of statistics showing a direct correlation between achievement… Read More

  • Online Teaching: 15 Ways Online Educators Can Light Social Engagement Afire

    January 16th, 2013 5 Comments Features

    Social engagement may help eliminate the student retention problems that have plagued higher education for many years. Stephen Abram, author of the Stephen’s Lighthouse blog on library trends, pointed out that, “For decades, research has been pointing to social engagement as a key factor in helping improve student retention. While much progress has been made… Read More

  • Can We Teach Compassion? [Infographic]

    December 5th, 2012 10 Comments Features

    I stumbled upon a fascinating study a few weeks ago that associated education with volunteerism and decided to dig deeper. Boy, there are some interesting stuff in there! Students these days are vilified as lazy, self-obsessed individuals in popular media, but the truth couldn’t be further from that: as we get more educated, we tend to… Read More

  • The Teacher's Apple

    November 13th, 2012 9 Comments Features

    A decade ago, electronics and cell phones in the classroom were considered little more than a distraction. Today, new devices such as tablet computers and smartphones are changing this perception. Educators are finding innovative ways to supplement their lectures with the newest technology, and students are beginning to see their devices as essential components of… Read More