Education Innovation Guide

November 2010

Teachers and Technology

Technology has often been seen as a classroom distraction with detrimental effects on learning. But many teachers in American schools are now using electronic media and devices in ways that are designed to improve academic achievement. Learn how...

How Schools and Students Are Handling Digital Distractions

Technology is a double-edged sword for education. It offers new ways to present information and connect with students, but it can also create a serious 'digital distraction.' Read on to learn how some educators are confronting this problem.

Academic Integrity in the Digital Age

Students who plagiarize may be handed severe punishments, including expulsion. Unfortunately, this doesn't stop many individuals from trying to cheat their way to a college degree. Professors know this and are acting vigorously to track down...

Weebly for Education: Classroom Websites and Blogs

This week we've been exploring the role of online learning communities in higher education. We've already looked at Blackboard and Moodle, two virtual learning environments that function like online classrooms. Today we're going to talk about...

Using Your Moodle: A Virtual Learning Environment

Yesterday we looked at Blackboard Learn, a popular online learning tool from the Blackboard suite of education applications. Today we're all about Moodle, an open-source learning management system that offers many of the same features - for free.

How To Make the Most of Blackboard

These days, more and more college classes are incorporating online learning environments such as Blackboard Learn, part of the Blackboard application suite. Read on to learn more about how you can use this popular e-learning tool.

The Ins and Outs of Online Learning Communities

Whether you're studying on the Web or in the classroom, you'll find that many of your college courses utilize online learning communities. Read on to learn more about what these communities are, how they work and what they can do for you.

Never Lose An Important Email Again

We've all been in that spot where we need to reference a particular email for school or work. Too often, a stuffed inbox or poor organization system make that all-important message oh so elusive. But what if there was a process for simplifying...

Break That Typing Block: Free Tools to Help You Touch Type

Most of us don't think about how fast we're able to type, nor are we overly concerned with increasing typing efficiency. Adequate abilities are often assumed of candidates in job interviews, which can make improving them seem of limited...

How Fast Can You Go: Find Out Your Typing Speed

The ability to type quickly and accurately is an important skill in today's job market since most positions require individuals be able to efficiently input information into a computer. How do your typing skills stack up? Below are some sites you...

10 Collaboration Tools for the Digital Age

Whether you're taking an online class or just trying to coordinate too many busy schedules, group projects can seem impossible without long distance collaboration tools. Luckily, there are tons of great free options out there for group...

Digital Disasters: How You Can Avoid Losing Your Files

Digital disasters can be avoided with a little bit of caution and preemptive planning for data backups. Whether it's at home or at school, this article discusses plenty of options to keep your files and documents safe and secure.

Setting Up Your Virtual Classroom

Considering taking an online course? You're not alone - these days, more than one in four students is taking at least one class on the Internet. But just like you need school supplies for on-campus courses, there are a few tools you're going to...

10 Free Current Novels Available Online

Are you a voracious reader? Maybe you've gone through the fiction on the shelves at your local library and are looking for more titles to quench that literary thirst. Well, you happen to be in luck. Check out these novels that can be found online...

Understanding the Digital Divide

These days, most people assume that access to computers - and the skills needed to use them effectively - is a given. But for many people, personal computers are still an expensive luxury, and the information superhighway races by too quickly....

Digital Note Taking: How to Use Your Computer to Take Great Notes

Recording notes digitally is now very common. Whether it's through your laptop, cell phone or any other device, there is certain to be a way for you to digitally transcribe information that best suits your needs. Get some tips on digital note...

Libraries in the Digital Age: How Electronic Libraries Can Help You

It used to be that doing research for school or work involved going to a library and tracking down books, academic journals and other print resources. Times have definitely changed. Today, an impressive amount of information is available with...

Technology Etiquette for Job Hunters

Technology etiquette is an essential thing to consider when you begin your search for a job. Some tips for appropriate behavior in this regard include narrowing down your search and making your correspondence as informative and professional as...

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