Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.
Adaptability to Online Learning: Differences Across Types of Students and Academic Subject Areas By: Di Xu & Shanna Smith Jaggars Abstract
Using a dataset containing nearly 500,000 courses taken by over 40,000 community and technical college students in Washington State, this study examines how well students adapt to the online environment in terms of their ability to persist and earn strong grades in online courses relative to their ability to do so in face-to-face courses. While all types of students in the study suffered decrements in performance in online courses, some struggled more than others to adapt: males, younger students, Black students, and students with lower grade point averages. In particular, students struggled in subject areas such as English and social science, which was due in part to negative peer effects in these online courses.
Pourquoi partager sur la Toile ? Tel est le thème de Wave 7, la nouvelle enquête menée par UM. Les résultats de cette étude traquent les habitudes et les besoins de 48 945 internautes dans 65 pays et incitent les marques à une approche plus stratégique de l’engagement sur le social.
L'enseignement en ligne à l'échelle mondiale pose de vraies questions : les petites universités seront-elles menacées ? Quel sera l'impact sur l'emploi des enseignants ? Qu'apprennent vraiment les étudiants ?
The number of resources available online for finding information grows every day. Luckily, we've done a bit of the legwork for you, compiling a list of some of the best Web 2.0 resources out there for academics.
These tools that can make finding, organizing, and sharing information a little easier and a lot more productive are sorted out and labelled under "organization", "bookmarking", "notes and markup", "citation", "social", "search tools", and "learning".