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Steven Szalaj

What Machines Can't Do - NYTimes.com - 71 views

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    An Op-Ed piece by David Brooks that looks at what we can do that computers cannot do very well or at all.  It points to five things that education might seek to develop in our students.
Jim Aird

How to Improve Public Online Education: Report Offers a Model - Government - The Chroni... - 18 views

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  • patchwork collection of online courses that's difficult for students to navigate.
  • they can improve their online-education efforts to help students find streamlined, affordable pathways to a degree.
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  • "Taken together, these steps result in something that looks less like an unorganized collection of Internet-based classes, and more like a true public university."
  • I am always miffed at the people within Higher Ed who recognize that nothing about pedagogy has changed in 50 years except computers and PowerPoint but they still rationalize that nothing needs changed or fixed.
Steven Szalaj

Can Computers Be Funny? - NYTimes.com - 71 views

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    Teaching computers humor - it helps us learn more about what sets us apart as humans.
Jill Van Wyke

How Students Use Technology - 14 views

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    Infographic showing latest research on how college students are using their devices, how technology is affecting their educational experience, and what effect it has on their well-being.
Mary Beth  Messner

GPC Center for Teaching and Learning - Online Resources - 74 views

  • Online Resources &nbsp; Here
  • a collection of Online Resources by Subject Area.&nbsp; This list is NOT exhaustive, but is a great start for incorporating stimulating (online) exercises into your teaching
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  • ACCOUNTING
  • ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS LAW
  • English as a Second Language/Foreign Languag
  • HISTORY
  • Humanitie
  • Best Practices in Teaching Writing
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  • Computers and Technology
paul lowe

Technology Dictionary - 3 views

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    Our Technology Dictionary has over 14,000 technology and computer related terms. The Technology Dictionary consists of definitions of IT and computer terms including but not limited to programming languages, software, hardware, operating systems, networking, mathematics, telecomunications, electronics, and more. The Technology Dictionary is based on the FOLDOC (The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing) compiled and maintained by Denis Howe. We add new definitions to our dictionary daily, and if you want to contribute something, don't hesitate to contact us. If you like the site bookmark it and tell your friends about it.
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