In past blogs, I’ve argued academics, particularly tenured faculty, should consider self-publishing their pedagogical materials. Today I wish to further explore the benefits of open textbook publishing. For this blog I’m joined by Katelin Kaiser, a graduate student in Ethics and Medical Humanities at the University of South Florida College of Medicine as well as one of the editors at Writing Commons.
Get a glimpse at the best light, lean tablets. Though they measure between 7 and 8 inches diagonally, these devices offer the same features as their weightier competitors, including e-mail, video, music, e-books, and Web browsing. Here’s the final roundup.
Publishers' latest digital products may deserve a category of their own.
Textbook publishers argue that their newest digital products shouldn't even be called "textbooks." They're really software programs built to deliver a mix of text, videos, and homework assignments. But delivering them is just the beginning. No old-school textbook was able to be customized for each student in the classroom. The books never graded the homework. And while they contain sample exam questions, they couldn't administer the test themselves.
The semantic web, (or Web 3.0) will enable automated data and information exchange between machines (computers) and systems (software applications) through the use of use of ontologies, new data formatting and new ...
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I got some emails from some of you asking for the some curation web tools I use so here is a list of my top 10 in no particular order.This selection is subjective and there are several other tools out there but from my own experience with content curation I find the ones below the best performing web tools. Check them out and share with us what you think of them. Enjoy
Who uses calculus? You do. Every day. Dr Ron Sandland celebrates the International Year of the Mathematics of Planet Earth.
The breadth of applications of mathematics down the centuries has been profound (iStockphoto: ragsac)
The American writer Jodi Picoult was invited to contribute toDear Me, in which she wrote a letter to her younger 16-year old self. It contains some very warm and witty advice, but I was particularly struck by her fourth recommendation; "Calculus. Trust me. You will never use it."
While I can quite believe that Ms Picoult seldom (OK, never) sits down to solve a differential equation, she is probably unaware of just how much calculus and other areas of advanced mathematics affect her daily life.
For example, I used Google to track down Ms Picoult's quote. Google uses sophisticated mathematical and statistical algorithms to search for the information you need. Amazon is increasing its stretch as a retailer by linking its customers' preferences across a range of different product areas and presenting tantalising recommendations to its users.
Whenever David Wees comments on one of my blog posts it's always insightful and it challenges my thinking. David brings those same qualities to his blog posts about mathematics instruction and using technology in the classroom. Read David's recent post about raising mathematicians to get a good sense of what he's about.
Colleen Young's Mathematics, Learning and Web 2.0 is a good blog to subscribe to for practical, do-now, mathematics instruction ideas. When you visit her blog make sure you check out the "I'm Looking For" and "Wolfram Alpha" tabs.
Mathematics and Multimedia written by Guillermo Bautista is the blog that I usually recommend when people ask me for recommendations for learning about GeoGebra. Guillermo's blog has a goodcollection of GeoGebra tutorials for both beginning and advanced users of GeoGebra.
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Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.