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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) | Edudemic

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) | Edudemic | Home School for Adults | Scoop.it
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Learn It: The Top 5 iTunes Education Apps

Learn It: The Top 5 iTunes Education Apps | Home School for Adults | Scoop.it
For parents and adults who want to continue learning even outside of the classroom, these iTunes education apps offer new opportunities to discover more. (RT @zuuzSavvy: You may be out of #school, but you never have to stop #learning!
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Adult education tips: Best resources for used textbooks - by Suzanne Rose - Helium

Adult education tips: Best resources for used textbooks - by Suzanne Rose - Helium | Home School for Adults | Scoop.it
Utilizing used textbooks in adult education classes can save a lot of money.
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Tie Funding to Graduation Rates | How to Improve Higher Education: Eight Ideas from the Experts | TIME Ideas | TIME.com

Tie Funding to Graduation Rates | How to Improve Higher Education: Eight Ideas from the Experts | TIME Ideas | TIME.com | Home School for Adults | Scoop.it
TIME asked eight experts what they would change about how Americans get a college degree. Here's what they came up with.
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The importance of continuing education after high school - by Suzanne Rose - Helium

The importance of continuing education after high school - by Suzanne Rose - Helium | Home School for Adults | Scoop.it
Continuing education beyond high school can open doors and forge opportunities.  There are many reasons why this path should be encouraged, i..., Suzanne Rose (The importance of continuing education after high school
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The Education Of Oprah Winfrey: How She Saved Her South African School - Forbes

Five years ago the talk show titan's altruism turned into the worst crisis of her adult life. Rather than abandon her South African school, Oprah Winfrey learned from her mistakes--and doubled down on what she believed in.
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Shimon Schocken: The self-organizing computer course | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Shimon Schocken and Noam Nisan developed a curriculum for their students to build a computer, piece by piece.
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Tech Education Options: 8 Entrepreneur Opinions

Tech Education Options: 8 Entrepreneur Opinions | Home School for Adults | Scoop.it
8 YEC entrepreneurs give their opinions on tech education options.
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Community Colleges Cannot Be Overlooked in America's Quest for New Scientists

Community Colleges Cannot Be Overlooked in America's Quest for New Scientists | Home School for Adults | Scoop.it
"The United States needs to grow and diversify its science and engineering work force to be competitive in the new global economy," the author writes, "and community colleges play an increasingly important role in this process." (Found an interesting...
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Adult learning: What is confidence based learning? - by Dr Pandula Siribaddana - Helium

Adult learning: What is confidence based learning? - by Dr Pandula Siribaddana - Helium | Home School for Adults | Scoop.it
For many years, experts have been rationalizing on means and ways to measure the quality of learning but failed to gain a consensus in a broader c..., Dr Pandula Siribaddana (NewsLine -Adult learning: What is confidence based learning?
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Personal statement: Ucas guide to the personal statement - Telegraph

Personal statement: Ucas guide to the personal statement - Telegraph | Home School for Adults | Scoop.it
Ucas expert Cathy Gilbert explains how to write a winning personal statement – and offers examples of what not to say.
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Are You Tech-Ready for the Common Core?

Are You Tech-Ready for the Common Core? | Home School for Adults | Scoop.it
Many school districts are worried that the standards' requirement for online testing is pushing them over the brink of their technological capacity. (Education Week: Are You Tech-Ready for the Common Core?
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Why the iPad mini? One word: Textbooks

Why the iPad mini? One word: Textbooks | Home School for Adults | Scoop.it
I was at the dentist the other day, where I was talking to Laura-the-receptionist about tablets. \"I'm sick of paying for rebinding [my kids' textbooks] (Why the iPad mini?
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The end of homework in higher education - Minnesota Daily

The end of homework in higher educationMinnesota DailyLast week, the president of France, François Hollande, pledged to abolish homework as part of his education reforms." 

 

[Intersting idea. It certianly falls in line with my own feelings about learning: that it should be a voluntary pursuit spurred by our natural curiosity. Coerced learning--which most compulsory education strikes me as--seems counter productive.]

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