It's safe to say that the employee of tomorrow is not the same person as the employee of yesterday. The five trends shaping the future of work helped make sure of that fact. A few weeks ago I also shared another visual called The Evolution of the Employee which compares employees of the past [...]
Whether you’ve had a paperless classroom for awhile, have tried to go paperless but have made it only halfway there, or if you’re just taking your first baby steps into emptying your classroom of its paper piles, selecting tools that will take the place of your papers. If you’ve already gone paperless (or partly paperless), […]
The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when everyone,and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology. A framework for making decisions about your teaching is provided, while understanding that every subject is different, and every instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching.The book enables teachers and instructors to help students develop the knowledge and skills they will need in a digital age: not so much the IT skills, but the thinking and attitudes to learning that will bring them success. [Scroll down for list of contents] Book release date (final version): 1 April 2015
Spring break is basically over and beachy summer break seems like an eternity from now. So you know what that means: Dreaded finals season is nigh. With all the classes, professors, assignments, tests, and study groups cluttering your mind and schedules, it's hard to even know when to begin preparing or even how to prepare—plus, all those tempting distractions are just a tap away (darn you, Twitter!).
Luckily, the right apps can actually help instead of hurt you during this crucial school year period: Check out these 10 cool, innovative, study-friendly tools to optimize your packed calendars and sessions and, who knows, maybe even make finals a little fun in the process.
I learned that cultural fit is an essential consideration in hiring – and that you have to spend as much time assessing a candidate’s “soft skills,” such as communication, personality, and empathy, as his or her “hard skills” and credentials. The best person for the job will be strong in both kinds of skills, but I’d choose cultural fit over credentials any day. Talented people can fill in any skills gap they may have, but it’s really tough to overcome a bad cultural fit.
With 1.7 million participants spending 10 million hours online and 1.1 billion “participant-logged events”, the creators of edX, the massive open online course platform created by Harvard and MIT, have learned a thing or two since they launched their first courses in 2012.
nicely designed whiteboardDeekit is a shared whiteboard that enables online editing using any kind of content, be it drawing, text, image, anything. A whiteboard that is available anytime, anywhere on any device.
In spite of its growing popularity, teaching online remains largely uncharted territory for many educators.
In creating The Theory and Practice of Online Teaching and Learning, we’ve brought together excerpts from some of our top titles, all written by experts in the field. We start with the basics, answering your questions and offering practical tips and advice. From there, we move into questions of theory and teaching online, and take a look at a couple different directions to explore in online teaching as it continues to grow.
Universal Design for Learning is a framework for the design of materials and instructional methods that are usable by a wide range of students. One aim of UDL is to provide full access to students with special needs, but it offers significant affordances for all students, allowing them to benefit from learning presented through multiple sensory avenues and a variety of conceptual frameworks. Early research about the influence of UDL is positive, showing that it improves engagement and performance among all students.
The 7 Things You Should Know About... series from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) provides concise information on emerging learning technologies. Each brief focuses on a single technology and describes what it is, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning. Use these briefs for a no-jargon, quick overview of a topic and share them with time-pressed colleagues."
There’s an old proverb that states, “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” That’s an encouraging thought. It provides some hope for you if you are experiencing bitter cold or heavy snowfall. Better days lie ahead. Although the proverb can lift your spirits on a cold March day, it doesn’t hold true for “marching” into the boardroom. Conflict can become synonymous with stormy weather and entering into conflict like a lion does not always portend a brighter future. Rather than roaring, take a few cues from the end of March. Here are three keys for navigating conflict.
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