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30 Myths About eLearning That Need To Die In 2013

For as long as eLearning has been around, it has been haunted by the voices of those who aim to criticize its authenticity, viability, and quality. But is it true? Do students of traditional institutions boast more success than those who’ve chosen distance learning? It’s time for some of these myths to die. 1. The technology… Read More ›

MOOC, future education

From 2012 The Tipping Point to EPIC 2020

2012 The Tipping Point is a short presentation in a TED like format that was given by Bill Sams in June 2012 to the Ohio Tech Angel Fund members.  It is a concise overview of what has already happened in the education world. The EPIC 2020 web site contains links and additional information on every thing discussed… Read More ›

crowdsourcing homework assignment review

Crowdsourcing Homework Assignment Review

(from MIT News) In an effort to bring a more human dimension to the online-education experience, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Associate Professor Rob Miller has developed a new computer system that will help provide students with feedback on their homework assignments and create more interaction between students, teachers and alumni. Crowdsourcing homework assignment… Read More ›

The Tyranny of Homework: 20 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Assign Homework Over The Holidays

Many students agree that homework over the holidays really is a form of cruel and unusual punishment. Upon returning from winter break, you’ll probably have a handful of students saying the dog ate their homework or it got blown away in a winter storm. But you’ll probably be surprised to learn that some research suggests… Read More ›

digital storytelling

30 Storytelling Tips For Educators: How To Capture Your Student’s Attention

Storytelling has been around as long as humankind. It is one of the most effective ways to communicate an important truth to another person. It is a connection point between two people. It gives meaning, context, and understanding in a world that is often filled with chaos and disorder. Because of this, educators must use… Read More ›

A Summary of Online Education on Demand

OnlineUniversities.com just built an infographic organizing all the free or not free online courses for learners. Detailed learning resources are summarized for each provider. It’s definitely an age of education on demand, although there is still concerns and issues. Let’s look forward to a shifted paradigm that will grow with more maturity. Via: OnlineUniversities.com

“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.” -------- Chinese Wisdom "Games are the most elevated form of investigation." -------- Albert Einstein
"I'm calling for investments in educational technology that will help create digital tutors that are as effective as personal tutors, educational software as compelling as the best video game," President Barack Obama said while touring a tech-focused Boston school (year 2011).