Educational Technology

Education 2.0: Enabling, and Supporting, Digital Transformation

Educational Technology News Blog - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 00:30

by Comcast Business

Much has been written about the benefits of technology as a tool for learning and teaching, giving students a familiar digital environment to learn and enabling instructors to personalize instruction to achieve greater results. Today, computers can be found in 95 percent of schools,[1] used for just about everything from attendance-taking to accessing and using online curricula. Indeed, digital transformation in education is well underway. Textbooks, binders and chalkboards are giving way to laptops, tablets and smartboards, changing the way teachers teach and students learn. Instructors are peer-sourcing instructional-related materials to create richer, more engaging lessons, while students are exploring the internet for related content that extends learning further.

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Online Classes vs. Traditional Classes: Pros and Cons

Educational Technology News Blog - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 00:25

by My College Guide

Online classes are no longer a novelty; they are quickly changing the entire structure and experience of college. For some, this is a welcome change. For others, it can feel intimidating. But with more and more colleges offering online courses, and even entire programs online, it’s important to understand what taking an online course entails, if it’s right for you, and how to succeed if you do choose to enroll. While every college and university offers a unique online experience, many do have several things in common. Understanding the basic structure of online programs will help you feel confident when choosing your program and starting your class.

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