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Does working as a group actually help us learn?

You can’t escape having to work with others these days – everyone accords high value to “teamwork skills”. But is collaboration really better than going it alone?<p>If you’re at university, you’ll almost certainly be made to work with your fellow students to complete a group assignment at some point …

Learning

6 golden rules to learn anything in record time

The speed at which we learn anything can determine the quality of our lives.<p>Imagine if you could pick up that skill you’ve always wanted to learn, in a matter of months versus years. How would that affect your life?<p>Countless learning experts and researchers have shown us that it is possible to …

How to Add Annotations to YouTube Videos

Adding annotations to YouTube videos is a good way to add little bubbles of information to a video or to create a series of choose your own adventure …

How to Go Textbook Free

Open Educational Resources<p>The University of Maryland University College is the largest institution in the country to go "commando" on textbooks. As …

U Massachusetts Launches its First Online Badge Program

Distance Learning<p>The University of Massachusetts' online consortium, UMassOnline, has launched its first non-credit badge program.<p>Offered through …

Why You Should Walk, Not Run, For Weight Loss And Better Health

In a parallel universe, dieting might be easy. In our sphere – it’s sadly not.<p>I’ve done plenty of short and long diets in my life, successful and …

Weight Loss

Google Drive and Apps can now put expiry dates on shared files

Apps

How ‘long’ is too ‘long’? - e-Learning Feeds

For a few years now I’ve been spouting the same lines when it comes to planning a video for an distance learning course or MOOC: “preferably no more …

Agile Learning

I really enjoy writing. You might not think that, given how infrequently I’ve been posting on this blog. That’s mostly because I’ve been producing a …

Education Technology

ProfHacker - Blogs

July 2, 2018 by Anastasia Salter<p>A couple years ago, my colleague Emily Johnson wrote a post about an experimental “gamified” writing challenge she …

Bershka September 2014 Men’s Lookbook

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4 inspiring kids imagine the future of learning

After more than 13 years of research convinced him that children have the ability to learn almost anything on their own, 2013 TED Prize winner Sugata …

OER | Confessions of a Community College Dean

Has anyone out there been part of a large scale experiment with Open Educational Resources?<p>Open Educational Resources are free course materials, …

Education Technology

Crib Sheets Help Students Prioritize and Organize Course Content

Most faculty are familiar with the strategy: students are allowed to bring into the exam a card or sheet of paper that they’ve prepared beforehand …

Five Things Students Can Learn through Group Work

I often get questions about group work. Recently, the question was phrased like this: “Can students learn <i>anything</i> in groups?” And, like faculty …