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Retain Information by Testing Yourself, Not Re-Reading

If you want to learn something new—a foreign language, perhaps—you’ll probably study it by reading and re-reading the same words and phrases over and …

The Reason Vision Boards Work and How to Make One

If you think vision boards are bogus, then the joke's on you. They work, and there's actually a really simple explanation of why they work so well.<p>Creating a sacred space that displays what you want actually does bring it to life. What we focus on expands. When you create a vision board and place …

Self-improvement

What is a Vision Board? Make the law of attraction work for you!

A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, <b>a vision board is any sort of board</b> …

Mobile Devices

Get More Out of Your Notes with the Consolidation Method

To get the most out of your notes, you need to do more than just review them. Consolidating your notes on a weekly basis, and before exams, makes …

Web Platform Seeks to Give Students an Alternative to the ‘Wall of Text’ – Wired Campus - Blogs

It’s difficult to keep students engaged — and awake — when assigning them readings from long and often dull textbooks. Two researchers wanted to …

University of California

Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

We’ve adapted our reading habits to fit our screens, but at a cost.<p>Thanks to technology, we’re reading more than ever—our brains process thousands of words via text messages, email, games, social media, and web stories. According to one report, the amount people that read tripled from 1980 to the …

State-by-State Breakdown of Graduation Rates

• In-depth articles about current issues faced by universities<br>• Data and analysis on the latest higher education trends, statistics, and salaries<br>• Special …

Higher Education

Flipped Learning: The Big Picture Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on February 20, 2015<p>As we progress rapidly into the middle of the second decade of the 21st century, questions continue to be raised about how …

Education Technology

The 8 Digital Literacy Practices Required for 21st Century Learners

January 4, 2015<br>Theoretically speaking, digital literacy is a concept that is in constant flux. It is perpetually shifting and expanding to include …

How to Organize Your Entire Life with Trello

Trello is an awesome project management tool that makes collaboration easy and, dare I say, even fun. But this visual list tool can do so much more, …

Project Management

Fitting In On Campus: Challenges For First-Generation Students

Chris Reynolds will never forget his first day at the University of Michigan. He and his dad got up superearly and drove nine and a half hours from Sellersville, a blue-collar factory town in Pennsylvania, to Ann Arbor.<p>"My father literally just dropped me off and then left," Reynolds says.<p>His dad …

You Can Now Create and Publish Educational Textbooks Using Kindle Textbook Creator

February, 2015<br>Amazon has recently released Kindle Textbook Creator to enable educators to create and publish textbooks and other educational content …

A Great Collection of Apps, Lessons and Educational Games for Teaching Students Quick Typing Skills

February 14, 2015<br>Below is a collection of some of the best Chrome apps to help your students and kids master the art of touch typing. These apps …

The Rich Man's Dropout Club

Paul Gu dropped out of Yale University four years ago to become an entrepreneur. In the time since he has moved to California and teamed up with two …

"Study Less, Study Smart": The Best Ways to Retain More in Less Time

When you're learning new material, it can be overwhelming when you think about how much time you need to truly understand it all. This studying …

A Scavenger Hunt Exercise to Teach Research Methodologies – ProfHacker - Blogs

This semester I’ve been assigned to teach one of my program’s core courses: an introduction to research methodologies. This is the second time that …

Teaching

How to Build a Website in 5 Steps

<i>Image:</i> <i>Computer scientists operating the ENIAC's main control panel at the Moore School (via Wikimedia Commons)</i><p>I spend most of my life online. My work …

The Toolbox

<b>Brad Garner</b> serves as Director of Faculty Enrichment in the Center for Learning and Innovation at Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU). Garner has been …

Teaching

Diving into critical pedagogy: an alterative view of information literacy - The Ubiquitous Librarian

A few months ago this PowerPoint slide appeared in my Twitter stream:<p>It lingered with me for weeks.<p>I had never considered a library instruction …

Teaching

How to improve your memory

Cognitive science has come to a few conclusions about the mechanics of learning.<p>For example, if you’re trying to remember what you read, highlighting …