March 2011 Blog Posts (47)

Understand Targeted Texting and Its Affect On Enrollment Outcomes

Mongoose Research is a leading edge company out of  Buffalo New York that uses targeted texting campaigns to help colleges and universities with recruitment. According to their website: "Text is the new… Continue

Added by Jim Roberts on March 10, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Exploring New Models for Education 2.0. “Applications of Technology for Peacebuilding” at American University

This past weekend Dr. Michael Gibbons and I taught a 20-hour graduate skills institute at American University’s School of International Service entitled Applications of Technology for Peacebuilding. Students came from a variety of AU programs, including the International Peace and Conflict Program (IPCR) in the School of International Service, the AU Business School, and the AU Law School.



We at… Continue

Added by Nicholas Carl Martin on March 10, 2011 at 11:28am — 1 Comment

Marking, is it any good?

Grades tend to reduce students’ interest in the learning itself.  One of the most well-researched findings in the field of motivational psychology is that the more people are rewarded for doing something, the more they tend to lose interest in whatever they had to do to get the reward

Grades tend to reduce the quality of students’ thinking.  Given that students may lose interest in what they’re learning as a result of grades, it makes sense that they’re also apt to think… Continue

Added by Meagen Mitchell on March 7, 2011 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Why isn't learning an obligation of schools?

In Canada, education statutes talk about the right to attend schools, not the right to receive an education. What this implies is that schools do not have a legal obligation to ensure that students benefit from attending. Maybe if it were made a legal obligation that students were to learn in school, teaching as a profession would be seen as one of the high-status professions rather than one that is debatable. The nature of schooling is hands down an essential service however can you imagine… Continue

Added by Meagen Mitchell on March 7, 2011 at 5:14pm — No Comments

10 Excellent iPad Applications for Teachers

With the iPad2 on the launching pad, it’s a great time to share this list of useful iPad apps for teachers from guest writer Paula Dierkens.

 

There’s no doubt that the iPad is an excellent device, and if you own this gadget, it makes sense to pick up the applications best suited to your lifestyle and profession. So if you’re a teacher, here are ten great iPad apps that you must try…

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Added by Kelly Walsh on March 7, 2011 at 9:28am — No Comments

Climbing Bloom’s Ladder of Learning

A Google search on “Bloom’s taxonomy” recently returned an impressive 1.63 million results! Apparently the literature available on the internet is replete with resources about the famous Bloom’s taxonomy of learning. I don’t intend to repeat what Bloom taxonomy is about and how it evolves because I believe you can find wealth of information on various aspects on the topic among the 1.63 million results in the internet. I have selected a few articles (link at the end of this article) for those… Continue

Added by A. A. Karim on March 1, 2011 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Reading Survey (Susan Cole)

http://https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dEU5Z2oxSlA2YjZYSlB3blVVM0FTbmc6MQ

 

Here is a link to a short survey required for class. I made my survey about reading the coming change of technology in teh reading of physical books.  I need approximately 40 more :) Please and thank-you

Added by Susan Cole on March 1, 2011 at 5:48pm — No Comments

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