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Innovative Teaching: The Rise of Online Science Labs

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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By Katie Berryhill
Fulltime Faculty, School of Science and Technology at American Public University

The development of science literacy and critical thinking skills are a primary reason for requiring college students to take laboratory science. The goal is to understand what science is—a way of thinking and learning about the world around us, rather than merely a collection of facts (especially as those facts are often supplanted by future knowledge).

Does Technology Boost Educational Effectiveness?

Thursday, August 16, 2012

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By William M. Gillum, Ed.D.
Associate Professor in the School of Education, American Public University

As we prepare learners with the skills needed for the 21st century, there is even a greater desire to further integrate technology into our classrooms. Whether it’s a K thru 12 or college classroom, it’s rare to find an environment that does not integrate technology in some form or another.

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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