October 20, 2013's top stories on learning, carefully selected by the NLT Team
1. Rosetta Stone rolls towards youth language acquisition apps.
Full story from App Advice
2. Sheikha Moza re-invisions education in Qatar
Although I have yet to convince anyone to actually sign up on Vialogues, I have convinced some people to watch multiple videos that I've created on Vialogues. I have also tried multiple times to get people to sign up, but they often tell me that they will do it when they have the time. There were a few people that actually went on the website multiple times because of the eagerness to learn and acquire knowledge. During a presentation at school, I mentioned Vialogues and asked for a response and they didn't seem to be fond of the website. But I will continue to try and get more users.
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In order to prevent academic and financial fraud, online universities are taking new steps to verify student identity.
Data from: USA Today
Visualization by Brian Sweeting (© 2013 New Learning Times)
October 19, 2013's top stories on learning, carefully selected by the NLT Team
1. Facial recognition could gauge student engagement.
Full story from Co.Exist
2. How can high schools prevent senior dropout?
Tim Draper has been many things: viral marketing pioneer, venture capitalist, author and now "hero trainer." Draper is the founder of groundbreaking entrepreneurship training program, Draper University of Heroes. Additionally, Draper was voted number fifty-two on a list of the one-hundred most influential Harvard Alumni, and number s...
It began as an extraordinary think tank of mid-career architects, engineers, media artists, biologists, ecologists, robotics experts, industrial designers, urban agriculturists, physicists, inventors and planners seeking alternatives to traditional forms of teaching and professional practice. (from the One Lab site)
Started in 2009 and known as the "New York Scho...
Title: Student Perceptions and Achievement in a University Blended Learning Strategic Initiative (2012)
Authors: Ron Owston, Dennis York, & Susan Murtha
Source: The Internet and Higher Education
Although the low cost and accessibility of online learning has led to a great deal of optimism over its e...
Need to spice up your classroom curriculum? Why not zombies?
David Hunter, a humanities teacher at Big Picture School in Bellevue, Washington, has a knack for getting students’ attention. His strategy is simple yet powerful: he teaches to their interests while exercising his own talents. As an example of his pedagogical prowess, he created the sensation that is zombie-based learning (ZBL).
ZBL puts students in the middle of the zombie apoca...
When marketing a product or starting a business, it is important to specify the product. Many marketers end up in marketing segments. This is a subgroup of marketers that have one or more characteristics as each other, causing them to manufacture similar products. It is also important to specify the target market.
A marketer would see minimal sales if they make a product without trying to pull in the costumers that are most likely to buy. Once a marketer start to pull in the specified costumers, they will become consumers. The new consumers who like this product or service will most likely ...