Last week, the DigiQ team held a “Brown Bag” session where we discussed the various pros and cons of MOOCs. Overall, I think we agreed that moocs is a useful learning resource but with certain limitations such as lack of completion rates and prior knowledge of the subject by some students. We also talked a lot about online classes and some of its benefits and problems. This
Most of us have at least one social media account we use everyday. We have various reasons for using social media: news, sharing content, and connecting with friends and family, etc., Imagine having to pay for social media? This is what the
One of the biggest decisions I’ve made in my young life so far is going away to college. I left the comfort of home and my family for a new experience. Once on campus, students have to deal with a roommate, who they are most likely meeting for the first time. You would think it’s a good idea to pick your own roommate, however, some schools such as
I had the pleasure of volunteering at and attending the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) annual International conference 'UXPA 2018' in Puerto Rico last week (June 25th - June 28th).
Many high school seniors and their families think it cost a lot of money to attend a private or even state public school. They see $30,000 per year and never take time to apply. I was one of them when I was applying to colleges several years ago. I am currently enrolled at a community c...
The Twilight Zone series defined a generation and forever impacted storytelling, science fiction, and television. My absolute favorite episode is “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street.” While it first aired way back on March 4, 1960, it provides perfect lessons on race, gender, and ...
I have a deep interest in mathematical equations and physics, history is by far my least favorite subject. This lack of interest in history means does not stem from an ability to retain all the numerous facts, dates, and other information. I understand history is an important subject and it is important for all students to learn and not disregard it simply because it is too much information. However, the College Board is thinking about
I am currently majoring in political science w...
I have been a social media user for some time now. However, I never thought one of my professors would use social media (i.e. Twitter) for review a day before the exam. It was very helpful as many people participated, asked questions and it was a perfect way to study for an exam. In this
One of the things I’ve seen during my time at EdLab is a lot of entrepreneurs presenting their companies at the seminar. However, a lot of these entrepreneurs are not teachers. Why are there not enough teachers starting their own companies? Edupreneurs, as this