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Technology Updates in the Classroom: Latest Trends in the K-12 Environment

Monday, May 4, 2015

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By Dr. William M. Gillum Associate Professor in the School of Education, American Public University The evolution of technology in the classroom is a difficult subject on which to stay abreast for even the savviest technology users. New resources are constantly being developed, and the latest technology platforms are being replaced as quickly as they are released.

Personalized Learning and Digital Natives

Thursday, January 31, 2013

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By Dr. Amy Burkman Program Director, M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision, American Public University System Technology plays a vital role in the learning process for today’s K-12 students.  These digital natives have used technology since infancy to play games, watch videos, and interact with family.  There are even apps for infants and toddlers, like Baby’s Musical Hands, Monkey’s Preschool Lunchbox, and Ewe Can Count, for Apple and Android devices, Baby’s Musical Hands and Monkey Preschool Lunchbox!

What Makes a Good Online Instructor?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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By Dr. Conrad Lotze Dean, School of Education, American Public University What  qualifications and characteristics are key to being  a good online instructor? In order to evaluate candidates for online faculty positions, I typically ask myself a series of questions: Do they possess the requisite content knowledge and degree necessary for the position?  Do they have knowledge and experience in pedagogy or andragogy, that is, the science and art of teaching children and adults, respectively?

The Benefit of Adding Virtual Field Trips to Online Biology Courses

Thursday, October 18, 2012

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By Dr. Tricia Keiter Associate Professor, School of Science and Technology at American Public University Traditionally, introductory college biology courses have been structured in a manner such that the student is introduced to basic terminology and concepts by means of standardized textbooks, lab experiments and examination-based assessments. At American Public University System, we desire to make the biology experience much more engaging for our students, and we will be doing this by way of incorporating virtual field trips into the curriculum.

Technology in the Classroom: Is It Really Effective and Necessary?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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Are schools enhancing their students’ education by using technology as a teaching aid or has it become a distraction in the classroom? The debate over the effectiveness and appropriateness of technology in the classroom remains a hot subject for many educators. I’ve heard from teachers who don’t believe technology is vastly more effective than traditional tools, while others say it’s made a huge impact on learning in the classroom. 

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