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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.

Local, Mobile, Social: The Key To A Productive Workforce

Sharat Sharan | Posted 08.21.2013 | Small Business
Sharat Sharan

We've seen this before. In a recession, there are fewer opportunities to change jobs, and the perceived security of a job that someone has held for a while - however awful - can lead them to stay put. Once the economy shows signs of recovery, however, a mass exodus in favor of new opportunities takes place.

Back to School Across the Globe

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 11.21.2012 | Education
Kevin P. Chavous

Technology has paved the way for innovative and creative approaches to learning that will soon make obsolete the traditional notions of teaching and learning occurring in the same manner and at the same time for all kids.

State Senator Seeks Online School Audit, Cites Poor Grades, Structure

Posted 11.27.2011 | Education

Colorado Democratic Senate President Brandon Shaffer is seeking an emergency audit of online K-12 schools. In a letter to lawmakers Monday, Shaffer...

How Not Showing Up In The Classroom May Be Required For Graduation

Posted 11.13.2011 | Education

Indiana's superintendent of public instruction is suggesting one more high school graduation requirement, one that means kids won't be showing up in t...

How Khan Academy Is Changing The Rules Of Education

Wired | Clive Thompson | Posted 09.16.2011 | Education

"This," says Matthew Carpenter, "is my favorite exercise." I peer over his shoulder at his laptop screen to see the math problem the fifth grader is p...