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Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Work?

Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Work?

| March 30, 2012 | 37 Comments

The first of a multi-part series exploring mobile learning, a look at what teaching practices are being used to integrate cell phones and other mobile devices into classrooms.

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How Open Education Can Transform Learning

How Open Education Can Transform Learning

| March 27, 2012 | 3 Comments

Flickr: NP_Josh As the open education movement grows, the ripple effects of what it means for teachers to take control of what they teach is being witnessed across all spectrums in education. Customizable content, sharing and becoming part of a community, and deconstructing entrenched ideologies about what constitutes quality learning materials — these are just […]

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What’s On the Horizon in Higher Education

What’s On the Horizon in Higher Education

| February 22, 2012 | 2 Comments

Flickr: Dexterwas How will college life be different in five years than it is today? In its recently released 2012 NMC Horizon Report on Higher Education, New Media Consortium predicts there may be more gesture-based computing, and lots of inter-connected (and Internet-connected) objects packed with useful information. Video games will become more commonplace in classrooms, […]

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Ernest Hemingway Meets “This American Life”: the New English Lit Class

Ernest Hemingway Meets “This American Life”: the New English Lit Class

| February 10, 2012 | 14 Comments

By Stephen Chupaska What will e-readers do to the time-honored tradition of scribbling notes in the margins and underlining passages in print books? Remains to be seen how quickly college students will adopt e-books on a mass scale. Thorny issues over who can use the books when students rent digital versions, how the growing movement […]

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How to Create Your Own Textbook — With or Without Apple

How to Create Your Own Textbook — With or Without Apple

| January 25, 2012 | 18 Comments

Aggregation, curation, creation: A step-by-step guide to creating your own textbook — and involving your students along the way.

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Did Apple Just Reinvent the Textbook?

Did Apple Just Reinvent the Textbook?

| January 19, 2012 | 10 Comments

There’s been speculation for months now — at least since the release of the Steve Jobs biography — about Apple’s plans to take on the textbook publishing industry. And today at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, we finally got a glimpse of what the company has been planning since long before the death of […]

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California Bill Pushes for Free Online College Books

California Bill Pushes for Free Online College Books

| December 13, 2011 | 4 Comments

Every year, the average college student pays about $1,100 for textbooks alone. At this point, most textbooks assigned by college professors average around $150 each. That’s almost the same cost as the course itself at California community colleges. But the free, open-content movement that’s been percolating for the past few years may change all that […]

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Blowing Out the Digital Book as We Know It

Blowing Out the Digital Book as We Know It

| December 2, 2011 | 5 Comments

Inkling’s plan to bring books to life on every platform.

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Why Aren’t Students Using E-Books?

Why Aren’t Students Using E-Books?

| November 7, 2011 | 53 Comments

Kathryn Though we keep hearing about a huge increase in sales of e-books, a recent survey shows that, for students, that needle has not really moved much. The library e-book provider eBrary released some of the preliminary results from its 2011 Global Student E-Book Survey last week. Among its findings: that students’ e-book usage has […]

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E-Readers Help Spread Literacy, No Apps Needed

E-Readers Help Spread Literacy, No Apps Needed

| November 1, 2011 | 4 Comments

Worldreader We often talk about the power of the Internet to spread knowledge and information globally, to make digital content accessible and affordable. But as we’re also often caught up in the “latest and greatest” gadgetry, sometimes we overlook that broad promise of global education and accessibility. Such is the case, one might argue, with […]

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