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Engaging Students to Learn Through zyBooks

Engaging Students to Learn Through zyBooks

Textbooks can often be long and boring to read, making it difficult to keep students engaged. Now there’s a new web platform ‘zyBooks’ that creates a new way to learn from textbooks. ZyBooks mixes learning activities such as question sets and animations with written content. ZyBooks wants professors to use the web-based platform as aRead more about Engaging Students to Learn Through zyBooks[…]

Why Blogging Is Key to the Future of Higher Ed

Why Blogging Is Key to the Future of Higher Ed

At Virginia Commonwealth University, nearly 30,000 students were encouraged to start blogging about their schoolwork. It was a way to incorporate social media, something that almost all college students are fond of, with education. Gardner Campbell, Vice Provost for learning innovation and student success, said that this “catastrophic success…does not do justice to his realRead more about Why Blogging Is Key to the Future of Higher Ed[…]

Differences Between Blogs and Journal Entries

Differences Between Blogs and Journal Entries

  In an article on The Chronicle for Higher Education, Casey Fabris takes a look at a study done on the differences between public blogs and private journal entries. With the current hype about blogging, Drew foster, a doctoral candidate in sociology, decided to try them in his introduction to sociology course. He immediately noticed aRead more about Differences Between Blogs and Journal Entries[…]

5 Lecture Hacks

5 Lecture Hacks

Students often get confused and bored during lectures. With the help of technology instructors can hold students’ attention both inside and outside of the classroom with engaging videos. Here are 5 lecture capture devices that can help make instructors videos more engaging: Dynamic Green Screen: Recording a presentation while the professor is standing in frontRead more about 5 Lecture Hacks[…]