Tag: digital content

3 Compelling Reasons to Webcast Your Next Lecture

Do you webcast your lectures? Read about three reasons that you should try it — and how it can improve both your students’ learning experiences and your teaching skills.


Creative Commons as a New Approach to Copyright

Copyright and the protection of my intellectual work have both been a constant companion throughout my career as a language coach online and now as education blogger and interviewer. You cannot avoid to deal with the matter if you’re in any way creative on the Internet, may it be as an author, artist or educator. As a language coach I had, of course, to be careful when sharing educational materials with my students. There wasn’t

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The Cloud-Home Connection: Technologies That Keep Parents in the Loop

The same tools that professors use in the classroom can help students share coursework and achievements with their parents.


Educators as Curators: 8 Steps to Bringing Your Students the Best of the Web

Drs. Corinne Weisgerber and Shannan Butler believe curation is a key factor to teaching. Here are eight reasons why.


The Role of University Libraries in the Digital Age

As content moves online and into the cloud, do college libraries still have a place? Absolutely — but their roles are evolving to fit into a new landscape.


Where’s Your Campus Data Stored? Cloud Data Safety and Overseas Servers

When you send student data, course syllabi, and research results into the cloud, do you know where it winds up? Does it matter?


How to Use Twitter to Build Your Students’ Personal Learning Networks

Help your students turn Twitter into a Personal Learning Network (PLN), and use it as a valuable, participatory teaching tool.


How to Leverage Tech to Keep Students Focused

In this article, Getting Smart contributor Alexia McCormick talks about the shift from lecturing to “directing learning” in the classroom.


Preventing Dishonesty in the Online Classroom

The rise of online courses has an accompanying dark side — a rise in cheating, and plagiarism. Here are some steps you can take to uphold the integrity of your coursework, and make sure your students are adhering to the honor code.


How Learning Changes When Students Become the Teachers

We discuss how putting students into the role of a teacher (and having them use some great tech tools) can foster a more open, collaborative environment and greatly improve curriculum content.


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