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Today's college experience necessitates a laptop or tablet. Students use the devices to access programs and files for courses, to conduct online research, and to navigate online learning management systems (LMSs). An LMS can include discussion forums, assignment drop boxes, course materials downloads, and email functionality. Notably, since they learn remotely, online students require a […]
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Since the passing of the Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005, federal aid has been made available to students enrolled in accredited online degree programs. Before the act, online education was widely considered a suspect way to earn a degree, which meant online-enrolled students were denied access to major sources of aid. But today these […]
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Over the past month two of my Facebook friends have had their accounts hacked (that I know of). In both of these cases the hacker chose to go through the person's Facebook emails to read all of their messages and then use that information to message their friends – posing as them. I was one […]
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Trying to keep up with the latest in EdTech trends? Discover all the latest news happening in EdTech with this roundup post. And if you're still getting up to speed in this area, also check out the post: 7 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2014. MOOCs Universities Rethinking Their Use of Massive Online Courses […]
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Did you know that there are many different types of makerspaces, each with their own set of unique characteristics? This was news to me until recently so I thought I'd pass along my research on what I found were the important distinctions as well as important links. FabLabs Amsterdam Fab Lab at The Waag Society […]
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September was back-to-school and back to writing for many librarians. Blogs, journals, and news outlets were jam-packed with library and information stories ranging from articles about makerspaces, digital collections, 3D printing, and free technology for libraries as well as some offbeat topics such as medieval selfies and snapchats from Harry Potter! Check out these 50 […]
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The flipped classroom is a teaching model in which the traditional lecture and homework assignments are reversed. Students watch video lectures before class and the class session is made up of exercises, discussions, and problem solving with students receiving personalized attention from the professor. This model has grown in popularity over the past several years […]
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