If a picture’s worth a thousand words, how much more is a video worth? Many college students are familiar with sites such as YouTube and Vimeo, but rarely do they consider the value of using screen capture software that takes both still images and video clips to help them succeed, especially in their online classes. [...]
Remember the annoying way teachers and parents nagged at you in grade school to pay attention? It turns out that they were right, and you need to pay attention in college, too, especially if you want to increase your chances for success. Rest assured that this does not mean the avoidance of staring out a [...]
This week is Plagiarism Education Week, and its host, Turnitin is a familiar name to many, especially in higher education. With current statistics showing up to one-half million student papers submitted on peak days and a presence in 126 countries, the value of this resource can not be denied. Like any other good resource, however, [...]
New forms of lectures are emerging to make sure students get the most benefit out of their class time.
Winner of Best Colleges Online’s 2012 Online College Professor of the Year contest LeAnne Prenovost will be blogging for Edventure Calling throughout the school year on issues that new online students face. I attended a brick-and-mortar campus for nursing school and most of classroom learning and subsequent studying involved memorization of diseases, medications, and medical [...]
Just knowing that next week, April 22-26, is Plagiarism Education Week is enough to send ripples of goose bumps across your skin and add a few extra beats to your heart. And who could blame you for being excited? You are well aware as a student that this year’s theme, “Originality Matters,” is good reason [...]
Here are some ways that online education is very different from 15, 10, even five years ago.
Have you ever had the eerie feeling that you had heard something before, or maybe laughed because someone you know makes a comment that reminds you of something one of your friends often says? Recently, while listening to some criticisms about online education, I had that same sensation – that I had heard the comments [...]
Don’t all college students (or should I just say, “everyone”?) dream of free technology that will make their lives easier? Sometimes these tech tools are so obvious that we miss them. Consider browser add-ons, for example. As this introductory video from Mozilla demonstrates, add-ons are designed to make good things better and your life easier. [...]
If you are hesitant about taking online college classes, a recent post titled, “What College Students Really Think about Online Courses,” by Tanya Roscorla of the Center for Digital Education may help you understand your feelings better (3 April 2012). Based on information contained within the SLOAN Consortium’s “Changing Course: Ten Years of Tracking Online [...]