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The posts in this category cover various subjects related to education that students of all ages might find informative and useful.

digital citizenship
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The CPR approach to digital citizenship

E-learning, Students, Teachers

With the fast and always expanding internet, we need to take into consideration a new type of a community: the digital community. The digital community is as safe as each of us make it. That’s why teachers, students, and anyone who uses the internet should know the CPR approach to being a good digital citizen.

Pokemon Go be part of the classroom
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Can Pokemon Go be part of the classroom?

K-12, Students, Teachers

Pokemon Go is an AR game that made millions of people to go outside and interact while playing the game. The number of active players and the engagement rates are astounding. What if teachers use it in their instruction? Can Pokemon Go be part of the classroom?

Handwriting vs typing
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Handwriting vs typing in the learning environment

Students

Children should know how to write by hand — more than their names — as well as how to type. There’s no reason to support one activity in the detriment of another. A lot of students take notes with pen and paper, and use their laptops / computers to turn in their assignments and take tests. It can be done. Both writing and typing are channeling the same core skills: the formation and communication of thought.

working students
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How e-learning can benefit working students

E-learning, Higher Ed, Students, Teachers

Working students have their hands full balancing work, school, and their personal lives. The last thing they need is to be held back by compulsory attendance and other inflexible rules some universities still apply. E-learning comes as a breath of fresh air, as it allows busy students to build their careers without neglecting their education. Find out how exactly e-learning can benefit working students.

Personalizing the learning experience
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Personalizing the learning experience

E-learning, Students, Teachers

While the concept of personalized learning is a rather old one — teachers have sought to craft instruction to meet individual student needs for generations — the explosion of “smart” technology has only recently begun to make its presence felt in classrooms. Technology and BYOD play an important role in the development of personalized learning. Thanks to all the technological advances, creating the environment for customized learning experiences doesn’t seem like an effort of gargantuan proportions (as it was in the past) but rather a manageable task.

addictive learning
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Can learning be addictive?

E-learning, Gamification, Higher Ed, K-12, Students, Teachers

The internet can be addicting. People would do a quick search on an interesting topic, read on and find themselves reading more and more topics totally different from the topic which piqued their interest. It’s like playing a video game and most of us can relate to that. Once we start playing the first few stages of the game, we are progressing and finally finish the story of the game. It’s addictive. Now put that in the perspective of learning – reading and studying topics which get deeper and deeper, until it becomes addictive.

Are MOOCs really dead?
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Are MOOCs really dead?

E-learning, Higher Ed, Students, Teachers

MOOCs have been considered for a very long time a great way of learning, because they are useful, diverse, surrounded by communities and mostly free. However, lately MOOCs have faced several challenges and criticisms such as its heavy reliance on user-generated content which creates a rather chaotic learning environment, and the mere fact that digital literacy is almost always a prerequisite if someone is going to take an open online course. But are they really dead? Let’s discuss the yes and the no.

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