Friday Quote About Online Education

Today’s entry in the almost cliched but nevertheless interesting “quotes that sound recent but turn out to be from a long time ago” style: “The continual rise in the cost of a college education has led to a growing educational gap that is likely to be filled by the concept of the college without walls […]

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6 Terrific Technology Tools for Teachers

Part of being a teacher is giving students different types of tasks to complete, and giving them a different way to express themselves. The tools on this list do just that. They also allow the teacher to create things and show students how to be more creative. For example, a teacher may create an avatar […]

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What Makes Online Education a Credible Medium?

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Karen Falgore of Liberty University responding to some common criticisms of online education and explaining the benefits. Online education is becoming increasingly common. It was once the domain of people looking to change careers or enhance the learning that they already possessed in one field. However, as […]

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How Should We Teach Information Literacy in Schools?

Q: When the majority of information moves from print to digital form, we need a new set of critical skills in order to find what we need and use if properly. Many students get to college without having learned much in the way of information literacy, although professors often expect it was already taught. How […]

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What Influences Has Technology Made on the Classroom Environment?

This is a guest post by Charlotte Watson. If you are interested in writing for Social Web Q and A, check out our guidelines for guest posts. I remember the old days of chalkboards in the classroom, then came whiteboards and overhead projectors. They were an exciting addition at the time but since then technology […]

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Technology in Education: A Teacher’s Perspective

Q: Given your recent writing about Apple’s educational goals, what do teachers think about the proliferation of technology in the classroom? What is the role of technology in the world of education? This question has been a hot topic ever since 1870, when the first “Magic Lantern” made its debut in a Chicago classroom. The […]

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Academic SEO: Why Search Engine Optimization Isn’t Just For Businesses

Q: What in the world is Academic SEO? SEO is often thought of as a purely commercial endeavor: companies and other for-profit websites use keywords strategically, make use of headings and meta tags, and build inbound links in order to increase search engine positions and generate more revenue. But in the world of academia, scholars […]

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What Are Apple’s Educational Goals for the iPad?

Q: I heard Apple has some huge plans to revolutionize education and the world of textbooks. What did they do, and what are the implications? For many, print textbooks are a vital and unchanging part of education. Writers and editors craft the books under the direction of a publisher. Teachers (or states) pick from the […]

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Google Puzzle Changes the Rules of Trivia Games

This article originally appeared on ticklecityaward.com and is used here with permission Picture yourself in the middle of a game of trivia, facing a question that doesn’t ring a bell. You rack your brain for some sort of clue, anything, but remain stumped. What do some of these words even mean? But instead of admitting […]

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Why Blogs are Peer Reviewed Sources

This post originally appeared on Andrew J Walsh.com, and is reproduced here with permission. In academia, peer review is the process that is supposed to separate the trustworthy from the unreliable, the conclusive from the flawed, the groundbreaking from the mundane. Before a work can be published, a rigorous review by a carefully selected group […]

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