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5 Useful Apps for College Students

5 Useful Apps for College Students

Image Source: Pixabay Mobile web applications like Facebook and Twitter conveniently bring the values of real-time news and social interaction defined through global, personal, and professional scopes; suggesting how mobile technology illustrates a constructive network that links one user to many. In context to higher education, a 2016 Nielsen study indicated “98 percent of peopleRead more about 5 Useful Apps for College Students[…]

The Department of Education class hour definition says that for every Carnegie unit of credit hour there should be a minimum of two hours of study. Is this scale still valid? Wouldn’t be more beneficial for student to shift emphasis from time to tasks? Lolita Paff, PhD, in her Faculty Focus article, Questioning the Two-HourRead more about […]

Duolingo Partners With Pearson to Make New Foreign Language Classes

Duolingo Partners With Pearson to Make New Foreign Language Classes

Image Source: Chips Articles Pearson and Duolingo have teamed up to create an experience that is intended to help college and university students learn foreign languages.  Through the use of gamification, personalized learning tools, and texts that can be accessed on iOS and Android devices, this new tool is a perfect way for students toRead more about Duolingo Partners With Pearson to Make New Foreign Language Classes[…]

E-Portfolios Help Prepare Students for their Future

E-Portfolios Help Prepare Students for their Future

Image Source: Flickr In a survey conducted by the Association of American Colleges and Universities found that only 23 percent of employers felt recent graduates were prepared to work.  It is important for students to be able to learn skills on how to communicate their career-readiness to future employers.  E-portfolios are an effective way toRead more about E-Portfolios Help Prepare Students for their Future[…]

Professor Uses Popular Video Game to Aid Their Teaching

Professor Uses Popular Video Game to Aid Their Teaching

Image Source: defense.gov Assistant professor, B. Reeja Jayan, at Carnegie Mellon University is using Minecraft to aid her students with material science properties.  She is using this popular video game as a learning opportunity through classroom activities, homework, and is even basing their final projects around using the game.  Minecraft is a sandbox-world building gameRead more about Professor Uses Popular Video Game to Aid Their Teaching[…]