But here’s the thing: the history of social media actually goes back a lot further, and its roots can be found in blogging, Google, AOL, ICQ, the beginnings of the world wide web and, perhaps surprisingly, CompuServe.
We're sure by now you're fairly used to seeing your students walking along with their heads down, noses pointed towards their smartphone. But what are they really spending their time doing on those smartphones?
This week, like so many lately, our team thought a lot about how to transform the higher ed learning experience. Like this infographic, we believe the landscape will change drastically in the next few years.
If you’re a connected educator or student, you already know that sitting for extended periods is bad for your health, your eyes can suffer from being strained, and more. But what about the long-term side effects of using the Internet? From cyber-bullying to sleep deprivation to stress on your relationship … there’s a lot to think about.
With the proliferation of MOOCs, blended learning, and thousands of online courses, it’s no secret that education is changing. Today The Best Colleges, a website that helps students research online courses, shared an infographic titled “The Future of Higher Education.” In it, they raised several important questions about the future of colleges and universities in a survey of college graduates, digital stakeholders, and college administrators.
Creating infographics is a skill much needed in the 21st century classroom. They can serve a wide variety of learning objectives and they are not really hard to make. They are very useful in the sense that they can be used for illustrative purposes. For instance, teachers can use graphs, diagrams , and colorful templates to present information in such a way that catches students attention.
Today's selection features some of the most popular Blooms Taxonomy visuals I have shared this year. None of these visuals is my own creation so make sure you contact their own owners for re-use. Enjoy
According to today’s infographic, writing can serve as a calming, meditative tool. Stream of conscious writing exercises, in particular, have been identified as helpful stress coping methods. Keeping a journal, for example, or trying out free-writing exercises, can drastically reduce your levels of stress.
HighlightsTo be considered ‘Online Learning’, 80+% of the content must be delivered onlineOnly 30.2% of academic officers believe their faculty accept the value and legitimacy of online education32% of students are currently taking at least one online course – an all time high88.8% of academic leaders believe that a lack of student discipline is the biggest barrier to online education success
We asked over 100 European and North American teachers to rate their interest in today’s Educational Technology trends. With the coming launch of menco.io, you’ll be able to explore these trends and more, and discuss how they will shape the culture of learning around the globe.
It’s no secret that online learning is all the rage these days. But how does it stack up against classroom learning and similar models? A new infographic claims that online learning is the wave of the future but I’d prefer to hear your thoughts. What are the differences in online vs classroom learning?
Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics present complex information quickly and clearly, such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education. With an information graphic, computer scientists, mathematicians, and statisticians develop and communicate concepts using a single symbol to process information.