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Are textbooks obsolete?

  Are we reaching a point in higher education in which textbooks are no longer necessary? So much information is freely available on the internet, why make students spend $100+ on a brick of paper that they might open once during a final exam cram session?  There are a variety of reasons to ditch the

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Critical review of Seth Godin’s essay on “Art and Science and Making Things”

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.” Steve Jobs I have

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How video games are changing education (infographic)

Thank you avatarGeneration.com and onlinecolleges.net for sharing this. Please visit our posts on game based learning. Popular blog posts: Reduce your stress level with keeping a plan of awesome 5 reasons to love Khan academy for computer science How do I level up as a Dad? How to reduce stress by keeping work organized using

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Happy Thanksgiving to our personal learning network

As Sarah and I get our family ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, we wanted to take a moment to share our gratitude with our friends, family and readers.    As a couple, we have enjoyed the process of blogging together in an effort to combine our passions for technology, education, family and leadership. Through this process,

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13 ideas for planning your online collaboration tools

Take a moment to review Courosa’s setup for a grad school class.   As a professor teaching an online or blended class, one has many tools at your disposal to enable your students to collaborate online. Ultimately, one may consider encouraging collaboration in an online class to engage students through project based learning or to

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Resistance is Futile.

Photo source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/frankula/5824384458/sizes/m/in/photostream/ The internet and technology are here to stay. I firmly believe that as teachers we must choose to embrace them or we will be left out in the cold. The landscape of education is constantly changing. We are called to be agile and adaptable. Still, I continue to encounter faculty members that

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Envisioning the future of education technology

Source: envisioningtech.com via Massimo on Pinterest Related posts: Starting with WHY I believe educational technology just became exponentially cooler. Thanks Google! Organization Before Innovation Can gaming have a positive impact to students? Answers from GamesForChange.org? How can YouTube support great teachers? Can we flip education? How can AI improve our organizations, schools, and families? Do

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10 resources inspiring improvements in education through open innovation

http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthileo/4826783509/sizes/m/in/photostream/   Why should education leaders pay attention to “open” technology and innovation? 1. As education leaders, we seek to improve education while reducing cost for our schools and students. 2. As education leaders, we desire to improve education while building upon the experience and resources of other communities. 3. For education leaders and teachers,

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7 Strategies For Planning Your Online Course

Take a moment to review Courosa’s setup for a grad school class. For many institutions of higher education, online degrees provide a means of increasing access to education, reaching out to “non-traditional” learners who often work, and provide a platform for innovations in teaching. Whether you teach face-to-face or online, the mission is still the

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