Tag Archives: College

Is College Still Worth It?

  Today’s daily infographic highlights a serious concern – is college still worth the cost? About these ads

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Even America’s Top Students are Ill-Prepared for College

I have had the privilege of working for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth program for 7 years and have never been more amazed by the level of brilliance and ingenuity amongst America’s Youth.  In her piece at the Chronicle of … Continue reading

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Shmoop’s Learning Guides and Libraries – Great Free Resources for Students and Educators!

I have written about Shmoop in the past (see my article: “Highlight of Product at the AP Conference Shmoop“). If you are unfamiliar with Shmoop, think of them as an all inclusive website for study-guides, lesson plans, student and teacher resources, … Continue reading

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Digital Portfolios & College Admissions

This is reposted from my PLP Voices article: “The Truth about Digital Portfolios & College Admission“ In my daily readings about educational technology and pedagogy, one term and concept has been popping up more and more frequently: Digital Portfolios. A digital, … Continue reading

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The Mobile Lives of College Students

A nice tie in with my article “Teaching with SmartPhones,” this infographic highlights the role that mobile phones (especially smartphones) have in the learning and living of college students. Thank you onlinedegrees for sharing it!

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Higher Education – Not What it Used to Be

The Economist looks at Higher Education in American and examines whether the cost is truly ‘worth it’ for most American students now pursuing 4-year degrees. “Higher Education – Not What it Used to Be“

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Students With iPads Out-Perform their Peers on Tests

With the introduction of the iPad, educators and administrators have been eager to see its potential for application in the realm of education and academics. Abilene Christian University has pioneered an aggressive mobile technology program in higher education (a first of … Continue reading

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The Higher Education Bubble

Today, The Daily Infographic has published information about the new economic bubble – students loans. It highlights the skyrocketing cost of higher education, the replacement of grants/scholarships with student loans, and the decline in value of a college education. It’s … Continue reading

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iTunes U: Berkeley’s Fall 2011 Classes

The University of California at Berkeley at has made available a good chunk of its Fall 2011 courses via iTunes U for free! You can download courses on Biology, Chemistry, Economics, History, International Relations, Mathematics, Public Health, and more. These courses are … Continue reading

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Recent Grads Say High School Wasn’t Challenging Enough (via @Scholarships.com)

A recent article at Scholarships.com asserts that recent high school grads recognize that their High School classes were not challenging enough to prepare them for college and/or the ‘real world.’ See the article: Recent Grads Say High School Wasn’t Challenging Enough … Continue reading

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