Have you checked your assumptions about student learning at the door?
People in general, hold onto beliefs that are shaped by early experiences, the media, and faulty influences. The following list is a compilation of research that may surprise you. Video games, e-books, playtime, and music are all a part of an educator’s repertoire.
Read on, and be prepared to put your traditional beliefs aside as science points to innovative methods that indicate future success.
If you use PowerPoint lectures in your face-to-face classes, you can use those same lectures as jumping-off points for creating narrated animations for your online students to watch. That’s the good news.
Additional "spillover effects" of higher education attainment on the wider economy, such as enhanced productivity and earnings achieved by other workers from working alongside graduates, could be as great as the direct ...
The more efficient your teaching technique the better your students’ comprehension level. This is just one of the benefits of mind mapping and encouraging students to work together as they learn new things.
It turns out 2012 was a huge year for the infographic—internet culture likes its data presented with charming representative imagery.
Business, technology, and social media comprised the most popular topics for this exploding medium, according to data, Singapore searched the term “infographic” more than any other global city. The year’s most popular infographic was “What Are the Odds,” which explores how improbable it is that you (or this infographic, for that matter) came into existence in the first place...
The closure of any higher education institution would be a huge embarrassment to Britain, say vice-chancellors (#HigherEd Could a university be the next HMV?: The closure of any higher education institution w...
The University of Michigan Medical School is engaged in an exciting new educational initiative to disseminate educational materials to educators, physicians, clinicians, students, and self‐learners throughout the world, free of charge. By enabling global access to our health science education materials (lectures and other course curricula), the University of Michigan Medical School seeks to improve health education and health care delivery worldwide.
In fact, Socratic questioning encourages dynamic and active interactions between students and teachers, and among students, in generating thoughtful questions; it also stimulates students to provide thoughtful answers for ...
Many discussions of technology-based assessments concentrate on automating current methods of testing to save time and cost. However, technology also changes what educators can assess, how and when to assess it, and for what purpose. Assessments can be embedded in ICTs, and have the potential to measure learning processes, in addition to end-of-lesson knowledge.
As resources in higher education have declined, class sizes have grown ... and grown ... and grown. One side-effect of the "rationalising" of course provision at many institutions is that the same number of students on the fewer ...
No matter what happens, there will always be a demand for data visualization tools. Data on its own can be pretty boring and brightening it up with images and other visual tools, it can make normally inaccessible information much easier to digest. (Editor’s Note: It’s also great for information reading literacy, and the new Common Core demand for multimedia “texts.”)
There are a number of fantastic tools out there that will present your data in an accessible manner. All of the tools listed below are free and chances are you’ve used one or two of the tools mentioned before.
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