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Archive | July, 2015

The Online Learner and the 21st Century

Friday, July 31, 2015

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by Dr. Jill Fuson, Faculty Director, School of Business
American Public University

With technology evolving so quickly, educators must take extensive measures to be sure they are not left behind; especially in online learning. The traditional brick and mortar schools and colleges are quickly being replaced by online learning which changes the nature of how educators teach and how students learn.

Critical Thinking Ethic

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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By Dr. Oliver Hedgepeth, Program Director, Government Contracts and Acquisition at American Public University

 

How do we teach critical thinking as part of our cognitive presence in a classroom?

Critical thinking is problem solving. That sounds easy but today’s technology-based society seems to be creating barriers to developing this skill.

I think critical thinking is directly linked to critical reading.

Why Ed Tech Is Not Transforming How Teachers Teach

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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WILMINGTON, Del. — Public schools now provide at least one computer for every five students. They spend more than $3 billion per year on digital content. And nearly three-fourths of high school students now say they regularly use a smartphone or tablet in the classroom.

But a mountain of evidence indicates that teachers have been painfully slow to transform the ways they teach, despite that massive influx of new technology into their classrooms.

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