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Future Employment & Robotics

Several Oxford University academics analyzed a number of worker trait factors that assessed the susceptibility of occupations to be automated by robots. They based their calculations “on nine key skills required to perform it; social perceptiveness, negotiation, persuasion, assisting and … Continue reading

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What Teachers Make

I am an avid watcher of TED Talks. I found this poignant presentation by Taylor Mali, “What Teachers Make” to be a heart-warming representation of the profession I have chosen as my most favorite occupation in my professional career – … Continue reading

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Credit/Seat-time vs. Competency-based Credits

As our university begins a university-wide assessment of our seat-time compliance for credit hours in all our courses, the education landscape continues to consider changes to assess a student’s competency of a subject matter instead of how much seat-time the student may … Continue reading

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Teaching with Twitter

I found this article to be a very interesting method of teaching using Twitter. I have used a similar techniques of limiting my students to only a certain number of characters when creating an “elevator speech.” An elevator speech is a brief description of who you are and/or what … Continue reading

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Education Chief Arne Duncan Calls for textbooks to go Digital

According to this article, U.S. Secretary of Education believes that part of education reform includes moving more students to digital textbooks. Digital textbooks can be more economical, more accessible, and more of learning resource than conventional paper textbooks. Digital textbooks can be electronically … Continue reading

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Competency-based Learning – Learn on Demand

Kentucky’s community colleges are beginning to offer a competency-based curriculum for their students that allow students to complete the study material, assess their learning, and receive credit for their knowledge. The Kentucky program is called “Learn on Demand.” According to Paul  Fain of Inside … Continue reading

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A Perspective: MOOCs

Dr. Bernard Luskin shares his observations of how MOOCs have and are evolving and how students, faculty, and insitutions may find opportunity in the global reach of MOOCs. As Dr. Luskin comments in his article for Psychology Today, “Casting the NET Over … Continue reading

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