Education Dive has posted an infographic, created by Jones eGlobal Library, that helps illustrate the importance of librarians in the digital age.
As online learning expands, librarians play a pivotal roll in assisting students in their education. 68% of college students have stated that they feel that their best chance at succeeding is when they participate in individual sessions with librarians to better define their research topics.
Check out the infographic below to find out more.
With prices starting at $240, students cannot help but to be attracted to Google’s Chromebooks. Its operating system is simple, to the point, and extremely fast, relying on Chrome and Google Drive. The catch? You cannot install desktop software such as Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office, or any PC games.
This may be a letdown for some people, but for others the simplicity is much appreciated. EdTech reports that Chromebooks are beginning to sneak their way into the classroom. Why not? Students are able to access the web so they can pursue research, and with Google Drive students can also write reports and create presentations just like they can with Microsoft Office.
The only case where Chromebooks could be problematic in the education world is with STEM programs who require higher end applications such as Integrated Development Environments (IDEs).
Let’s say you’re having one of those days where you bring in your tablet to class and nothing else. You think it is going to be alright- I mean, you have your textbook and notebook in that magical box right in front of you, so nothing can go wrong.
That is, until you feel that sense of nostalgia kicking into the pit of your stomach. The tapping and snapping of classmates’ pens around you make you feel the urge to join in on the sweet feel of the oh so vintage pen rubbing through your fingertips. You miss the smell of it’s ink, and even the marks they used to leave on the palm of your hand. But it’s too late, nothing can be done now as you have already made the transition into the modern world by purchasing your tablet.
That my friend, is where you are wrong. You are forgetting that modern companies have created the new modern pen: the stylus. While the stylus may not replicate the old pen in it’s entirety, the look and feel are irresistible.
Here are some stylus’ reviewers from the Verge thought were useful:
Having been around for some time now, MOOCs have generated a considerable amount of hype, especially with its professors being perceived as “rock stars”. Kevin Werbach, an associate professor of legal studies and business ethics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, recently wrote an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education detailing his opinion of the “rock star” title and its many implications to the education system, its professors, and the ideas of education as a whole. Having already taught two MOOCs, and although his experience with MOOCs has been overwhelmingly positive, he believes that those who have deemed professors teaching MOOCs as “rock stars” need to consider the implications of that title.