Higher education

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5 ways to get the most out of your college experience


Many adults point to college as one of the most exciting and memorable times of their lives. That can saddle future college students with a sense of pressure to capture a college experience that lives up to everyone’s expectations. In practice, figuring out how to go about wrangling that timeless experience isn’t as easy as … Continue reading

1 Year Later- Why Teachers Should Join Twitter…What I have Learned as a Twitter Newbie


What is the first thing you think of when you think of Twitter?  Most people think of a popular social networking site that people use for socializing, sharing random opinions and befriending cool celebrities.  Think of Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore.  Yes, they are no longer together.  But, they were one of the Twitter trend … Continue reading

The School Year is Over—Now Have a Productive Summer!


For some students, the arrival of summer means the opportunity to lounge around and do — well — pretty much nothing. While it can be tempting to allow the dog days of summer to flow by in a blur of inactivity and laziness, doing so often isn’t the best idea. If you give in to … Continue reading

Adaptive Learning and the Non-Traditional Student


Guest blogger, author and contributor of this post is Zach Buckley.  Zach Buckley is a freelance writer who is interested in exploring the intersection of culture, science and education.  He lives in the Midwest and enjoys music, literature and good food.   The average modern student is no longer average. Today, students come from all … Continue reading

The Coming Meltdown in College Education & Why The Economy Won’t Get Better Any Time Soon


Originally posted on blog maverick:
This is what I see when i think about higher education in this country today: Remember the housing meltdown ? Tough to forget isn’t it. The formula for the housing boom and bust was simple. A lot of easy money being lent to buyers who couldn’t afford the money they…

Ways to use Mobile Devices in the Language Classroom


While searching for learning content on YouTube, I found this video.  It shows 10 ways to use mobile phones and devices for language learning. Although this video addresses language learning, the ideas presented here can be used in many content areas. I found this video extremely insightful. I plan to try out some of the … Continue reading

The Times They are a-Changin’: How Gen Y Changed the Way We Learn


(Zach Buckley is new to the adaptivelearnin community. He will be a regular blog contributor. The article below is his first contribution. He adds insight into technology and generation Y. I’m from generation X, so reading his prospective is enlightening. Welcome Zach and enjoy his contribution!)   Generation Y refers to those of us born … Continue reading

A New Era in Research: Embracing Wikipedia…RIP Encyclopedia Britannica Print Edition


Infographics- we all love them!  Drool…infographic of “Wikipedia, Redefining Research”.  I’m a research nerd. Ask my husband! Being that I’m a research nerd and that infographics provide visual representations of research, Jenica from Open Site garnered my attention yesterday when she sent me this infographic to see if I would share it with my readers. … Continue reading

Social Media…bad for educators?! Not!…and Why?


Via Social Media in Education by James Hicks, The Tech Scoop Frown…social media for educators is bad!  Have you heard this time and time again? Roll of the eyes…social media has no place in education!  Have you heard this time and time again? Annoyed look…social media is a waste of time and it will take … Continue reading

10 Reasons I Love Edmodo & Recommend It For Educators


I just started using Edmodo, but love it.  It has become an extremely useful communication tool with my students.  Edmodo is a web 2.0 social networking tool for educators to use to communicate with students and parents.  Here are 10 reasons why I love it and recommend educators use it: 1.  It is free.  There … Continue reading

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