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Posted on Jan 27, 2014 - 09:40 AM | Online Classes | Comments (1)

According to Educause, a leading proponent of high tech in college classrooms, students like it when professors combine online and onsite education. They believe lectures are enhanced by a sprinkle of technology. It can make a boring lecture or presentation just a little bit more exciting and keeps students engaged in classroom discussion.   The Technology Students Want in the Classroom   Presentation Software. Students want to feel more involved, whether that means PowerPoint, Prezi or something else that’s interactive. E-textbooks. Students may love them, but t... More

Posted on Dec 16, 2013 - 10:45 AM | Online Classes | Comments (1)

Although online classes don’t get as much credit as their traditional counterparts, a majority of college presidents say they’re just as good – or better.   Unfortunately, less than a third of the public agrees with them. They prefer the traditional model of face time with the professor.   Students who took both fall in between: 39% of students say online classes are the same or better than traditional classes.   The Department of Education found that online classes can be more effective than traditional classes, but says that courses that combined onsite... More

Posted on Mar 30, 2012 - 06:00 AM | Online Classes | Comments (0)

Why is it that in the information age, it’s so easy to forget things? Is it information overload? Or is it that shortcuts are among our shortcomings?   These questions are at the heart of the debate on how best to educate students. Tech companies and their tech-savvy clients are pushing one approach; long-time teachers and traditionalists are pushing another.   Let’s examine the advantages and disadvantages to technology in the classroom.   Disadvantages to High-Tech in the Classroom   Key word search.  A study by Princeton University found th... More

Posted on Jan 13, 2012 - 06:00 AM | Online Classes | Comments (0)

Universities are pushing online education as the way of the future, but students say they prefer onsite classes, and the Department of Education says they both have a point.   Their research shows that students learn best in a class that blends onsite and online learning. Unfortunately, most classes are one or the other, and there’s no clear definition as to what makes a blended class.   What Is a Blended Class?   Social Media Outreach. This is a traditional class in which the teacher uses Facebook, Twitter, et al, to answer student questions, remind them of de... More




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