September 2009 Blog Posts (13)

Educating yourself to hone your memory skills

Education of today is validated after an exam, and most exams expect students to have the ability to retain matter taught to them and reproduce the same. Is this method right? This is a question which has been asked by many educationalists and more importantly, till the time the answer is determined, we need to ensure that every student has one method through which this exam can be conquered. Studies have shown, 48 hours after a… Continue

Added by Judy Jacob on September 29, 2009 at 4:07am — 1 Comment

Advanced methods for more effective learning

Technology has made its advent into various day to day aspects in the past few decades; one of the most important among them has been the innovative educational techniques being implemented today at schools, universities and also in the form of study guides to those students who require it. We have on one end universities which offer complete online degree programs for those who cannot fit a campus program into their schedule, and on the other end, many websites serve to help teachers cater to… Continue

Added by Judy Jacob on September 22, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

K12Online2009 LAN Party



Please join us on September 26, 2009

for the first live event of the

2009 K12Online Conference



On September 26, K12Online Conference will host a LAN party from 2:00PM to 5:00PM EDT and encourages everyone to get together with colleagues in order to engage in lively discussions. Past presentations will be shown and you are invited to participate in live conversations about the presentations with the featured presenters. A… Continue

Added by Durff on September 22, 2009 at 9:41am — No Comments

Are we ready for electronic books and study materials in classrooms?

The latest news is here, that Sony has also entered the E-Book reader market. The mobile eBook applications are not far behind, Safari's bookbag application for iPhone is one such example. This indicates that the eBook technology is definitely gaining momentum.



Combining eBooks technology with the collaborative social learning platforms will definitely changing the way we… Continue

Added by Judy Jacob on September 21, 2009 at 2:32am — 1 Comment

A move forward towards online education

In a recent study US Department of education indicates that the students who use online learning in addition to the classroom are more productive. This is definitely a move forward towards the use of online learning in mainstream education. Online learning is fun and interactive, the students who experience this are encouraged to use it more often. The ability to share and learn from other students anywhere in the world is a definite plus point.



According to the study… Continue

Added by Judy Jacob on September 15, 2009 at 10:15pm — No Comments

CNN.com/technology-Social networks provide new lessons in learning

CNN.com/technology

Social networks provide new lessons in learning

By Lara Farr

Published September 10, 2009



(CNN) -- As millions of students across the world go back to school this month, 178 students from 49 countries will turn on their computers and step onto the virtual campus of the world's first global, tuition-free online university.



Called University of the People, the non-profit, California-based endeavor comes from Israeli entrepreneur Shai Reshef… Continue

Added by Shai Reshef on September 15, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

CNN.com/technology-Social networks provide new lessons in learning

CNN.com/technology

Social networks provide new lessons in learning

By Lara Farr

Published September 10, 2009



(CNN) -- As millions of students across the world go back to school this month, 178 students from 49 countries will turn on their computers and step onto the virtual campus of the world's first global, tuition-free online university.



Called University of the People, the non-profit, California-based endeavor comes from Israeli entrepreneur Shai Reshef… Continue

Added by Shai Reshef on September 15, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Multilingual Education in Orissa

Multilingual Education in Orissa



Why MLE

• Many states of India have uniform curriculum and text books which is not suitable for all tribal children whose home language is different from the school language.

• Denying children from their mother tongue education lead to serious intellectual damage which block learning of the children

• Research has shown that children do better when they are taught in their mother tongue.(Thomas and Collier).Children competent in mother… Continue

Added by Mahendra Kumar Mishra on September 14, 2009 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Rural women economic empowerment through entreprenerial development skills

Women in rural areas rely heavily on commercial service sectors, small-scale firms and home based micro enterprises for the livelihood of their families. Unfortunately, so far detailed and analytical study has not been undertaken on economic empowerment of rural women and their entrepreneurial development skills. An effort has been made in this paper is to identify various means of merchantable areas and required entrepreneurial skills to transform the rural women status and to bring better… Continue

Added by Profpsrmurthy on September 12, 2009 at 9:33pm — No Comments

US Higher Education policy care Management

America’s colleges and universities are going green and solutions for our future is celebrating those efforts on its new website. Higher education goes green. The higher education leads to higher income and higher quality of life for the individual has led millions of parents to struggle and do whatever it takes to send their kids to college and live the American dream.

Its time now to reintroduce the teaching on ethics and moral studies at all levels for making American youth as Icons ,… Continue

Added by Profpsrmurthy on September 11, 2009 at 8:34am — 1 Comment

Innovators of America!


Explain the message of this board and what is its' message to American innovation? Also, discuss your innovation you created in modular lab and what purpose will it serve?

Added by Phil Quinlan on September 9, 2009 at 6:06am — No Comments

Community Education, Social Networking and Freirian Critical Pedagogy in UK

Hi all - I've just joined TFE in search of others with the energy and vision to exploit the challenges of 21st Century education. I'm based near London, England.



I'm a professional storyteller, a teacher, a teacher trainer, and an education consultant. Above all I'm an innovator and educational entrepreneur. I used to be an academic, but I'm alright now ;)



Regarding the subject of this post title I invite you to see the article posted on my blog (too long to post here):… Continue

Added by Dr David Avery on September 2, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

FastCompany-How Web-Savvy Edupunks Are Transforming American Higher Education

How Web-Savvy Edupunks Are Transforming American Higher Education

Anya Kamenetz



Free online courses, Wiki universities, Facebook-style tutoring networks -- American higher education is changing.



......The online University of the People, founded by Shai Reshef, who made his fortune in for-profit education, signed up its first class this fall -- 300 students from nearly 100 countries. While it has yet to get accreditation, the not-for-profit plans to offer bachelor's… Continue

Added by Shai Reshef on September 1, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

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