Monday, October 28, 2013

Facebook researchers are trying to predict when you and your spouse will break up

theverge.com - A Cornell professor and a senior Facebook engineer are claiming to have developed a Facebook algorithm that can accurately identify who you're dating and, especially for new relationships, whether you're in danger of breaking up.The algorithm depends on a new metric the researchers are calling "disperson," which looks at connections between people who have different sets of friends. Close friends are likely to share a lot of friends in common, which social scientists call "embeddedness.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Special Education Programs Online | Online and Distance Learning


Special education programs online - how they prepare teachers of students who are learning disabled, developmentally challenged, or gifted and talented.


Friday, October 18, 2013

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses


A new breed of educators, inspired by everything from the Internet to evolutionary psychology, neuroscience, and AI, are inventing radical new ways for children to learn, grow, and thrive. To them, knowledge isn’t a commodity that’s delivered from teacher to student but something that emerges from the students’ own curiosity-fueled exploration. 



Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Studying an Education Management PhD Online


Education management PhD online degrees are particularly useful if you want to progress in a career in school or college management. This page provides more details ...


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Applying Early Decision: 5 Good (And 4 Bad) Reasons To Do It

huffingtonpost.com - By Winnie MaIf you're currently a high school senior, chances are your life has turned into stacks of colorful college brochures, scribbled pros-and-cons lists and books about applying to college, all piled so high around you that you're wondering where the light at the end of the tunnel went. Let's admit it -- you just started the college application process, and you already want it to end! Not only do you have to finalize your list of ever-growing colleges, but you also have to decide if you want to apply early decision to one of them.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Becoming an eTeacher

sites.google.com - Hello and welcome to Becoming an eTeacher, a five-module course on getting online and becoming an eTeacher.We will follow Fifi, our teacher, as she learns the essential skills needed to begin eTeaching.This course is in five parts, preceded by an introduction video (to the right). You can preview the modules to see which of them you want or need to complete on its own, or you can complete them all one-by-one in your own time, at your own pace.

Moocs: from mania to mundanity

timeshighereducation.co.uk - After the hype is over, e-learning will be the norm, predicts Stephen HaggardEducation by computer software will be the norm for post-school learning. Most of us will earn our degrees at a screenThe supernova effects of massive open online courses include a warping of time. Academics running Moocs report working 100-hour weeks. FutureLearn invites applause for its burn rate: 10 months from zero to a full clutch of courses.

How Should You Act on Social Media When Applying to Grad School?

mashable.com - Many of us have cleaned out our Facebook profiles or Googled our names before applying to a job. After all, 90% of hiring managers will check an applicant's social media accounts. But what about when you're applying to school? Do the same rules apply?Our Twitter Advice Column, #MashAdvice , will help you navigate digital questions related to relationships, productivity, fitness and more. Answers will come from your fellow digital natives who most likely have first-hand experience with the very same issues.

Social media's window on the animal kingdom

articles.philly.com - Nature-watching - an outsider's hobby, right?Geese crisscross the sky, eagles nest all over Pennsylvania and New Jersey, hawks and falcons are on their way, and elk whistle ghostly in Benezette.But birders, hunters, conservationists, and animal enthusiasts of all furs are also turning to Twitter, Facebook, blogs, apps, and a proliferation of "hawk cams" and "eagle cams" to get their beast on. Here, as in so many realms of human life, social media help people build communities around shared interests.

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Digital Learning Transition MOOC for Educators: Exploring a Scalable Approach to Professional Development


In this paper, the Alliance describes the design of this Massive Open Online Course for Educators (MOOC-Ed); examines results from the first course as determined from web analytics, analyses of online discussions, and survey data; and offers lessons learned about this new approach to professional development.



Thursday, October 3, 2013

October 3, 2013: IJEDICT Weekly News is out


"IJEDICT Weekly News" - a weekly news update on what's happening in the ICT for education and development arena. Read and subscribe free at: http://paper.li/



4 lessons L.A.'s iPad rollout can teach everyone


For better or worse, the Los Angeles Unified School District's $1-billion device deployment sets an example for anyone hoping to follow suit.


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Studying an Adult Education Masters Degree


An online adult education masters degree offers plenty of career options in teaching and training. This page provides information on what is studied and where you can study it.


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