Category Archives: Studying

Top 6 mobile device apps for higher education

The Chronicle posted a list of 6 apps and their applications to improve teaching and learning in higher education. As I mentioned before, the best pedagogical use of these devices are consumption based; the student receiving and processing material, and … Continue reading

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The State Of Virtual Education

The Chronicle Of Higher Education has a special report on virtual learning titled “Virtual Learning Goes Mainstream” which [so far] covers topics such as cost, convenience, pedagogy and profitability [not in the sense that it has been covered here or … Continue reading

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Corporatization of higher education – a BlackBoard or a WhiteWall?

So, BlackBoard has partnered with K12 to sell online courses for remediation in higher ed. That’s right…SELL online courses for remediation in HIGHER ED:

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Get to know the Kno

From Wire’s Gadget Lab: Tablet startup Kno has created a single screen slate specifically for students in the hopes of making electronic textbooks a widespread reality on college campuses. The tablet will have a 14.1-inch screen, making it the biggest … Continue reading

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More on Context and Learning

Previously, I highlighted an article in The New York Times which illustrated the importance of contextual learning and its influence on mental growth. Here’s another fictional example from the classic 1981 episode of the  television show, WKRP in Cincinnati titled … Continue reading

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Study Habits

There are many schools of thought on what effective study habits one should instill in a student, but before such habits can be evaluated, both teacher and student should understand what learning is.  My definition of learning comes from Ayn Rand … Continue reading

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