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The Hemingway App: An Essential Guide for Better Writing

The Hemingway App: An Essential Guide for Better Writing

Image Source: Pixabay StudySoup, a research group, conducted a survey that studied the writing skills of college students across 20 different universities. The survey suggested that more than half of these students were writing below a 12th grade level. Researchers believe that these lower writing skills have a strong correlation between the increase of engagementRead more about The Hemingway App: An Essential Guide for Better Writing[…]

Five Useful Mobile Apps for College Students

Five Useful Mobile Apps for College Students

Image Source: Pixabay Popular web-based mobile apps such as Facebook and Twitter offer desireable services that support real-time updates, social interaction and instant messaging at the convenience of a mobile device. Over time, these apps gain a title that is not only prominent as a useful networking system; but moreover, as an opportunity for professional development. Read more about Five Useful Mobile Apps for College Students[…]

Open for Learning: OER Materials Continue to Rise

Open for Learning: OER Materials Continue to Rise

There is a large and growing number of works released with open licenses, which encourage sharing and remixing. These works (both creative and academic) can be used extensively within classrooms for little to no money. Over a billion such works were created under Creative Commons licenses alone. Yet for many, open educational resources (OER) areRead more about Open for Learning: OER Materials Continue to Rise[…]

Feedback Studio by Turnitin

Feedback Studio by Turnitin

The infamous anti-plagiarism website has added a new feature! Turnitin Feedback Studio is a product that will emphasize feedback, easy use and accessibility. Renamed “FeedBack Studio”, this new function’s main point is to help instructors provide authentic feedback to improve their student’s writing.  It does this by giving instructors a single place to quickly provideRead more about Feedback Studio by Turnitin[…]