podcasting in the classroom
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Podcasting in the classroom: The digital tool you should be using

E-learning

Podcasts are underutilized in the blended learning environment, especially in light of some stratospheric successes the medium can have. In today’s teaching environment, all but fizzing with new and innovative technologies, podcasts offer a form of digitally-enhanced quiet time, where students can find some downtime to listen and absorb content in a way that is less frenetic, goal-oriented or intrusive.

effective e-teachers
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Another 3 habits of effective e-teachers

Teachers

We all hope that the future generations, who have been taught using a blend of face-to-face and online education, will still recall the teachers (rather than the software) that made a difference. There are a few habits that great online instructors (I prefer e-teachers) employ to find that tricky balance between mapping out yards of content, and adding a pace, personality and enjoyment to their subjects. Here are three of them:

effective online teachers
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3 Habits of highly effective online teachers

E-learning

While face-to-face instruction allows teachers to inject their personality and tone into their lessons, it nonetheless demands that teachers be organised and creative. Online instruction in a K-12 e-learning environment also benefits when teachers are creative, but effective e-learning and e-teaching methods require different and more focused approach. Read on to discover three habits of highly effective online teachers!

Digital collaboration skills
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5 Digital collaboration skills every student needs to master

Students

Online collaboration requires the characteristics we associate with a well-rounded, mature individual. Creating opportunities for your students to engage in online collaboration will therefore not only expose them to different, global ideas but will also test their intersocial abilities, emotional intelligence and develop their ability to communicate their ideas clearly and persuasively.

HE Challenges: Fast Changing Digital Teaching Methods
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HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Higher Ed

When it comes to improving completion rates, reducing tuition costs and helping universities to bridge the revenue gap, technology is part of the solution. In the case of fast changing digital teaching methods however, technology, and the need to adapt to it, is a part of the problem. Perhaps the higher education sector is due for major disruption.

aspects of digital citizenship
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5 Aspects of digital citizenship students must be aware of

Teachers

Good digital citizens typically use technology and online content legally, don’t troll or abuse others online and generally use technology in a positive way. Good Digital Citizenship also amounts to a form of “online hygiene”, teaching students these kinds of “clean” online practices will keep them and their data safer. Today’s blog explores a few useful examples.

HE challenges funding
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HE Challenges: How some colleges are filling the revenue gap

Higher Ed

In the third blog in our series on higher education challenges, exploring how innovative colleges and universities are addressing them, we’ll look at funding. I’ll look specifically at the non-profit college sector that must increasingly seek out non‐governmental sources of revenue either to replace lost or inadequate funding or to acquire support for new research initiatives, programs, equipment, buildings, staff, and student assistance.

HE challenges: completion rates
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HE Challenges: Combating declining completion rates

Higher Ed

It’s not all doom and gloom in higher education when it comes to completion rates – there are great many colleges and universities that are taking their responsibilities seriously enough to implement expensive, and time consuming programs. It must also be acknowledged, though, that high schools must do their bit and ensure students arrive on their first day of college better prepared than they are today.

3D printing in schools
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3D printing in schools: Is it worth it?

School Management

A general concern with the notion of 3D printing in the classroom is that it seems a rather expensive way to stimulate student interest. And while that is not particularly false, using a 3D printer in instruction can also provide a new context for learning, and allow students to practice not only interdisciplinary skills, but also a fair amount of problem solving and critical thinking.

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