Support Services for Online Students: Strategies for Success Webinar

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Support Services for Online Students: Strategies for Success Webinar

Course delivery is not what it used to be. Increasingly, institutions of higher education are moving to online and hybrid class offerings. Critical to answer as this shift occurs is, are these programs providing the necessary support services to help students succeed in the online environment? Further, how do institutions implement support programs that are […]

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Tablet Use Up Among High Schoolers and College Students

The Pearson Foundation just released a recent survey that addresses tablet use among students both high school and college. According to the findings usage among students has almost tripled in the past year.  It also found that the majority of college and high school students believe that tablets are as good for education as they are for personal […]

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Fun Friday – Wallwisher

Welcome to the Friday Fun Blog Series.  As promised, I have a neat thing to share with you today.  It is called Wallwisher.  It allows a user to create a virtual wall to post sticky notes on.  It can be used to welcome a new employee, send well wishes to a friend, brainstorm product ideas, or […]

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Are You a 21st Century Teacher?

Recently I came across a blog post on SimpleK12 from a couple of years ago describing 21 signs that indicate if a teacher is using 21st century teaching techniques. I thought it was still applicable in 2012 and wanted to share.  My favorite signs are listed below. You ask your students to do a character/historical person study…and they create […]

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Internet Safety and Security

Safety on the internet and all the applications we use daily is a concern that we need to be reminded of every now and then.  This infographic is a reminder of to check those privacy settings, be mindful of links you click on, and the importance of password protection. Created by: OnlineMarketingDegree.net

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Pearson Launches Partner Page

Pearson, the education giant, recently launched their Pearson Partner Network page which allows partners to add pertinent information about tools and services that relate to the Pearson LearningStudio.  Mark Sperat, Pearson’s Technology Partner Manager, wanted to create an organized space that would be user friendly and highlight partner solutions. Check it out! SmarterMeasure is fully integrated with Pearson LearningStudio […]

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Alabama’s Digital Learning Story

February 1, 2012, marked the first ever Digital Learning Day!  It was national event and the National Town Hall meeting featured U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Federal Communications Chairman Julius Genachowski.  Creating a day to focus on digital learning uniting states across the country allowed schools, teachers and students to embrace the digital age of […]

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Online Student Retention

Retention is not a new concept but in the online arena it has been getting a lot more attention over the past two years.  As many schools continue to grow their online course offerings, student readiness for alternative learning environments remains an issue of concern. Many schools are working hard to help students get in […]

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