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Getting Personal: 3 Tools For Engaging Students In The Online Classroom

Ellen Murphy | Posted 06.30.2016 | Education
Ellen Murphy

One of the most frequent questions I get about teaching online is whether it is possible to truly connect with students in the virtual environment. My experience is an unequivocal yes.

Dispelling Myths About Online Learning

Ellen Murphy | Posted 03.30.2016 | Technology
Ellen Murphy

Learning, not the delivery media, venue or other tool, should always be the driver. Good instructional designers and educational technologists begin by listening to the teacher, determining what the learning outcomes are, and selecting a tool only if it helps achieve those outcomes.

The Reason Why 1 In 10 African Girls Drop Out Of School Is Absolutely Troubling

Tae Yoo | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Tae Yoo

Research resoundingly reveals that when girls and women are educated, the income they earn is primarily returned to their families, which in turn helps build stronger families and more stable communities. But can something as simple as a dirty bathroom break that positive cycle?

How To Make Education More Affordable

Jacob Ruytenbeek | Posted 10.19.2013 | College
Jacob Ruytenbeek

The more I looked the more I began to notice problems facing higher education - and the more I felt a growing need to do something about it. Below, I've identified what I believe are three big problems facing higher education today and three possible solutions to fix them.

Virginia's First Statewide Virtual School May Soon Be Closing

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.02.2013 | DC

Virginia’s largest and first statewide virtual school may soon close, as the Carroll County School Board recently voted to end its partnership with ...

Beyond School Walls: Connecting Students and Teachers Around the World

Troy Tenhet | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education
Troy Tenhet

Eleven years ago, at the beginning of my career as a teacher, my students and I were isolated in my classroom. But video networking technologies have transformed the educational experience, literally connecting my classroom to the entire world.

Will Teachers Become Obsolete?

Larry Strauss | Posted 09.05.2012 | Education
Larry Strauss

I remember thinking I was immune from obsolescence because I'm a teacher and children will always need teaching and a machine cannot do most of what we do. I still believe that, though I wonder now if I'm not living in a false sense of security.

How Video Will Likely Create Rather Than Kill the Classroom "Star"

Jodi Beggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jodi Beggs

First it was music. Then it was theater. Now it' Technology has enabled inexpensive reproduction of a wide variety of media, which ha...