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Ed Webb

Kids who grew up with search engines could change STEM education forever - The Verge - 2 views

  • it may also be that in an age where every conceivable user interface includes a search function, young people have never needed folders or directories for the tasks they do
  • While many of today’s professors grew up without search functions on their phones and computers, today’s students increasingly don’t remember a world without them
  • though directory structures exist on every computer (as well as in environments like Google Drive), today’s iterations of macOS and Windows do an excellent job of hiding them
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  • the issue is likely not that modern students are learning fewer digital skills, but rather that they’re learning different ones
  • STEM educators are increasingly taking on dual roles: those of instructors not only in their field of expertise but in computer fundamentals as well.
  • Directory structure isn’t just unintuitive to students — it’s so intuitive to professors that they have difficulty figuring out how to explain it.
Felix Gryffeth

Instead of fighting over student debt forgiveness, politicians should focus on an even ... - 0 views

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    ", rather than providing a blanket discharge without context for personal decisions or need."
Vicki Davis

Bootstrap - 0 views

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    Lesson plans for Algebra, Physics, and CS
Ed Webb

Bill Maher vs. higher ed | Bryan Alexander - 0 views

  • First, Maher gets certain things wrong, and many people share those errors, so addressing them might be beneficial. Second, several of his criticisms point to more broadly held American attitudes.  Better understanding them can help higher ed as it tries to navigate an increasingly challenging battle for public support.
  • Accurately, he points out that published prices have risen faster than inflation for a generation. However, setting aside the reasons for that inflation, this misses two key points. First, the tuition amounts cited are published prices, not what institutions actually charge most students.  Widespread tuition discounting means only the richest tend to pay full price, which subsidizes everyone else, who pay less.
  • ignoring the wide range of low cost colleges and universities
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  • Maher gets some points dead right, like the general – and especially Democratic – idea that everyone should get some post-secondary schooling.  This is still the default American idea, with persistent popularity.
  • not all of higher ed is about those teenagers, and it’s a mistake to assume it is
  • Ignoring these swarms of campuses with low (sticker!) prices in favor of complaining about the most expensive slice of American academia is, alas, a popular mistake.
  • He wants the college and university sector to shrink back in size and influence.  He advises an end to college for all, wanting instead college for even fewer.
  • Maher reminds us of the power of economic populism, and not just in the ways Trump mobilized it. Academia’s sometimes intention of mitigating inequality runs smack into our role in making inequality happen
  • to whatever extent Bill Maher is representative, the public has woeful gaps in its understanding of how higher ed works.  Our elite institutions stand in for the entire sector too often. Our high tuition, high discount strategy just looks like very high tuition.  Adult learners are nowhere near visible enough.
  • the cost of today’s education is likely to be somewhat higher than what I paid 30 years ago, but the price is definitely dramatically higher because today’s students aren’t enjoying the taxpayer support that I did. The price went up for sure. How much the cost went up is less clear
Martin Burrett

Webinar: Supporting Special Needs Students with eBooks & Audiobooks - 1 views

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    In this webinar, expert in eBooks Meredith Wemhoff discusses ways to engage and support learners with special needs using eBooks and audio. Using the case-study of an independent all-boys school located in Surrey, the school provides special needs students an opportunity to succeed and thrive. Many arrive to the 80-year-old institution with low self-confidence, often due to struggles they faced in traditional educational institutions caused by learning and language difficulties. This means providing a collection that meets the individual learning needs of the school's 470 students, who range in age from 8-18. ​​​​​​​ During this eye-opening webinar, Meredith will share the story of selecting, launching and promoting a digital library service that helps address learning challenges. Attendees will come away with best practices for bringing ebooks and audiobooks to their school and real-life examples of these practices in action. Don't miss out, register today!
Martin Burrett

UKEdChat Conference: Certified Professional Development Course - 0 views

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    This online Certified Professional Development Course encourages delegates to engage, reflect and interact with (at least) 6 presentations during (or after) the conference, considering the impact the showcase could have on your own professional practice.
Martin Burrett

Live Well, Learn Well - 1 views

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    Watch #UKEdChat After Hours with teacher and author Abbie Mann. She discusses with Martin Burrett about #Wellbeing and her new book, Live Well, Learn Well.
Martin Burrett

UKEdChat 2021 Free Online Conference - 0 views

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    Huge free online Educational conference
Maxime Lagacé

Wisdom Quotes - Get Wiser Slowly - 4 views

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    Quotations website that can help you find the right words for your articles or simply for inspiration. The website is organized by authors and topics.
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