I've been following the for-profit education industry for quite a while now. Somehow, I've never paid much attention to one of the industry's biggest players, Capella Education (CPLA), but I recently became quite interested.
U.S. News University Where's the Real Learning? Inside Higher Ed I admit it – from kindergarten on, I was teacher's pet. I got an assignment. I labored over it, made it perfect, turned it in early, got the A.
MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses ) are the buzzword in educational technology at the moment and this infographic from Enterasys gives the low down on what edu (Trends in MOOC Adoption [Infographic] http://t.co/KlHubi6TCJ...
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"Online students want flexibility. They want the freedom to do their work when they want, where they want, without being tied to a desk in a classroom...Google Drive. Drive is a cloud-based tool for creating, storing, and sharing files.
Instructors have frequently found that some content, such as mathematical formulae, chemistry laboratory experiments, and business practices, are unusually difficult for students to comprehend through text-centered approaches, and that this is especially so for online students. In response, instructor-made videos (IMVs) of three to 10 minutes in length on problematic topics or subject matter areas were produced for business, chemistry, and mathematics courses. The IMVs were intended to scaffold student learning. Initial findings revealed that multimodal IMVs involving the demonstration, illustration, and presentation of key terms, knowledge, skills, and resources can help students understand important procedures, structures, or mechanisms in previously problematic content. Simply stated, IMVs can have a positive impact on student learning.
123ContactForm may not sound like the kind of tool that would be of interest to educators, but as I discovered when they asked me to review their online form creation tool, they offer quite a range of features that can solve many of the problems we have as 21st century teachers.
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