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Most Parents Still Value College

Most Parents Still Value College

A very informative post was written recently by Sara Lipka for The Chronicle of Higher Education detailing statistical information about parents’ perceptions on the importance and value of a college education for their children, despite the rising and obvious financial costs. Originally written by the Wall Street Journal, the survey shows some positive and negative viewpoints parentsRead more about Most Parents Still Value College[…]

MOOCs are no longer “disruptive”

MOOCs are no longer “disruptive”

Steve Kolowich recently wrote an article for The Chronicle of Higher Education discussing the declining interest and appeal for MOOCs (Massive open online courses) in California. There are many reasons as to why this is occurring to MOOCs, a once promising solution for the accessibility and democratization of higher education that garnered an immense amount ofRead more about MOOCs are no longer “disruptive”[…]

A New Presentation Platform Worth Looking At… Reveal.js and http://Slid.es

A New Presentation Platform Worth Looking At… Reveal.js and http://Slid.es

Tired of the same old PowerPoint presentations? So over the hype about Prezi? Want to be able to share presentations quickly without the hassle of attaching files or using services like Slideshare that may mess up your slide formatting? Meet Reveal.JS and http://slid.es. Reveal.JS is a platform created by Hakim El Hattab for web-based, HTMLRead more about A New Presentation Platform Worth Looking At… Reveal.js and http://Slid.es[…]

Research on Flipping Study Habits for Better Understanding

Research on Flipping Study Habits for Better Understanding

In a recent post written in the Computing Education Blog, two studies were presented discussing the benefits of changing, reversing, and/or flipping the classroom model in order to increase student comprehension. In these studies, data was collected on how well students understood concepts when they were tested on the materials before studying and how beneficial hands-onRead more about Research on Flipping Study Habits for Better Understanding[…]