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The cult of productivity is preventing you from being productive

I’ve spent a lot of time over the past couple of years thinking about how to be more productive. As a graduate student and freelancer, there’s no one telling me what to do, and no (immediate) consequences if I spend all day procrastinating. But gradually, through trying different techniques, …

Time Management

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting | Inc.com

Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a variety of disciplines.<p>Websites like Coursera and edX have leveled the playing field, allowing curious students from around the world to explore …

Social Media Marketing

Personal Goals: An Exercise in Student Self-Assessment

This summer I am reading Linda Nilson’s book <i>Creating Self-Regulated Learners: Strategies to Strengthen Students’ Self-Awareness and Learning Skills,</i> …

Pedagogy

Top 10 Free Timeline Creation Tools For eLearning Professionals

<b>Free Timeline Creation Tools For eLearning Professionals</b><p>Timelines are <b>graphical representations</b> of a period of time, on which important moments or …

Infographics

What Is Wrong With MOOCs? Key Issues To Consider Before Launching Your First MOOC

<b>What Is Wrong With MOOCs? Key Points To Consider Before Launching Your First MOOC</b><p>Thinking that MOOCs have not yet received the attention they perhaps …

Online Education

Are nanodegrees how MOOCs will ultimately disrupt higher ed?

• Nanodegrees from Udacity, microdegrees from Coursera, and other programs like them resemble the trade certificates or extension programs of the past, …

The Pedagogy Behind MOOCs: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

<b>The Pedagogy Behind MOOCs: Instructional Design Adjustments For “Massive” Learning</b><p>2014 had been foreseen by Coursera Co-Founder Daphne Koller as the …

Education Technology

13 free websites and apps you can use to educate yourself to avoid university tuition fees and costly living expenses

Thinking about studying at university can be a big decision and the prospect of three to four years of education is often outweighed by the burden of …

6 Must-Have Back to School Apps

When you pen a story about school children and technology, this is typically the spot where the writer goes on about how kids used to walk uphill in …

Apps

5 Tips To Create Strong Learning Environments With iPads

EdTechTeacher’s first iPad Summit was held in Boston in November 2012, and one of the first magazine articles that came out about our the event was: …

Why is so much of the internet still inaccessible to disabled people?

Twenty-five years ago, George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. It was a landmark piece of civil rights …

The science of why music improves our memory and verbal intelligence

The notion that musical training can have positive effects on cognitive functions other than music has long been a source of interest. Research first emerged at the beginning of the 20th century. Standardized assessments of IQ and musical ability suggested the two were correlated – and it was …

The Brain

CC Search

Please note that search.creativecommons.org is <i>not a search engine</i>, but rather offers convenient access to search services provided by other …

Marketing

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 …

Writing

Why Change Our Approach to Teaching?

Jennifer Roberts first noticed the difference a few years ago in Geology 101.The course regularly draws 300 or more students a semester, and Roberts, …

Pedagogy

Rethinking Direct Instruction in Online Learning

Direct Instruction has a bad reputation. It is often associated in higher education with long lectures and passive learners. “Passivity isn’t wrong …

Pedagogy

A human type of echolocation helps the blind

The space before the blind man was a riddle he needed to solve. Was he facing a house, a car, a hedge, a fence, a tree or open space?<p>Ryo Hirosawa pushed the tip of his tongue hard to his palate, and made a sharp click.<p>He tried to focus on the form and timing of the click's echo as it came back to …

Course Materials: What Students Find Most Effective

Throughout their time in college, students will encounter a wide variety of course materials, resources, and tools, all designed—and then <i>assigned</i>—to …

How to Teach Media Fluency Skills: 6 Cool Concepts to Try

Teaching Media Fluency skills is crucial to the educational environment as technology continues to reshape how students think and react to digital …

6 Things for Children to Understand About Writing and 4 Ways to Help Them Get Started

“Are you excited about all the writing you’ll do this summer?” I asked my exuberant Inktopia Kids summer writing campers. It was the last day of a …

Lessons

How to Expertly Organize Your Classroom With Google Sites

Edtech Business<p>How to Expertly Organize Your Classroom With Google Sites<p>By Evan Stoudt     Jul 8, 2015<p>Pixabay<p>A few months into my personalized …

Education Technology

Formative Assessment In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

The primary purpose of a formative assessment in eLearning is to offer your <b>learners feedback</b> they can use to improve their eLearning experience. …

Pedagogy

The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives

Why do you do what you do? What is the engine that keeps you up late at night or gets you going in the morning? Where is your happy place? What stands between you and your ultimate dream?<p>Heavy questions. One researcher believes that writing down the answers can be decisive for students.<p>He …

Goal Setting

What’s A MOOC? The Next Frontier to Source, Engage & Hire Talent

<b>“Sesame Street”: the first Massive Open Online Course</b><p>In the five decades since “Sesame Street” first went on the air, it’s become the subject of …

Human Resources