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Colleges should invest more in teaching students how to write (essay)
Let’s face it: no one likes grading student essays, because student essays, in general, aren’t very good. When you’re halfway through a pile of essays that seem rote and devoid of thought, it’s easy to feel your soul shriveling. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  21apples  college  education  english  gwg  high  school  writing  Delicious 
august 2016 by arvind
THE college admissions system is broken. When students submit applications, colleges learn a great deal about their competence from grades and test scores, but remain in the dark about their creativity and character. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  21apples  college  education  gwg  Delicious 
october 2014 by arvind
Mendeley, the world's largest, crowdscourced library
via Mendley, a powerful resource for academics. Upload your papers into the software and it extracts relevant data like journal, title, authors, and more. Use others work to h ...
college  crowdsource  education  library  research  software  university  Delicious 
july 2011 by arvind
Compelling read about how blogging/Tweeting leaders don't inherently have it all...
via This is as much a note to myself as to any of my readers, but ed tech folks need to be careful about promising too much to leaders who agree to blog 'n' tweet. Jo ...
blog  change  college  education  fastcompany  johnmaeda  risd  socialmedia  twitter  Delicious 
april 2011 by arvind
Criticism of College Rankings - September 23, 1996
a wonderfully written letter from 1996 appealing to U.S. News to drop their college rankings. Sad to know they're as popular as ever, all this time later
stanford  university  education  college  ranking  article  michigan  Delicious 
november 2010 by arvind
University Queer Programs
fantastic list of queer academic programs maintained by John Younger
queer  academic  list  usa  college  gay  activism  education  21apples  lgbtq  Delicious 
january 2010 by arvind
Choosing the Right Grad School
an article from danah boyd on choosing the right grad school. A good read.
article  danah  boyd  graduate  school  education  college  Delicious 
october 2009 by arvind
'iTunes university' better than the real thing
a study that shows that students who listen to lectures score better than students who attend them
21apples  education  college  university  podcasting  itunes  learning  lecture  Delicious 
february 2009 by arvind
There’s something going down on Facebook. Pay attention. | SquaredPeg
incredible story about how marketers may be using Facebook college groups to spy on users, market to them, etc
Facebook  article  web  web2.0  technology  spam  social  privacy  media  literacy  21apples  education  college  university  Delicious 
december 2008 by arvind
Top News - Study: Online enrollment jumps 13 percent
article showing how 22% of American college students took an online course in Fall of 2007. That's amazing! Disrupting Class, here we come...
disruption  class  education  online  21apples  article  college  university  Delicious 
november 2008 by arvind
One in ten US College Admissions Officers checks social networks in admissions p...
article discussing college admissions officers using social networking profiles while considering applicants
college  admissions  Internet  safety  education  article  21apples  Delicious 
november 2008 by arvind
FastWeb: Resources: Can Your iPod Make You Smarter?
using technology to study for SAT's and tests - iPods, podcasts, online quizzes, etc
article  college  podcast  tech  education  students  teaching  21apples  Delicious 
may 2008 by arvind
Open Yale Courses
7 free courses offered by Yale University. Cool model. Now they need to offer more courses
Yale  free  courses  distance  education  21apples  university  curriculum  college  academic  online  school  resource  Delicious 
december 2007 by arvind
Thoughts on Facebook
a memo from Cornell University's IT Policy Office on how students should use Facebook responsibly
facebook  article  safety  education  university  college  community  students  21apples  technology  web  privacy  Delicious 
may 2007 by arvind
Open Culture
a great resource listing educational podcast info. news, links to podcast, primers and more
education  podcasting  guide  feed  university  college  21apples  Delicious 
april 2007 by arvind
Does what happens in the Facebook stay in the Facebook?
powerful video exposing serious privacy concerns with Facebook. Is the CIA using Facebook? Not sure where they get the facts, but something to think about
facebook  social  networking  privacy  security  safety  video  presentation  college  community  myspace  21apples  Delicious 
march 2007 by arvind
Rands In Repose: A Glimpse and a Hook
decent article on creating a good resume. geared towards engineers, but lessons here for anyone
article  business  college  design  engineering  future  information  lifehack  management  productivity  jobs  Delicious 
february 2007 by arvind
Chronicle Careers: 6/16/2006: Hey, Dude!
an article by a 30-year teaching vet on how students have become less professional and more of customers demanding things from their employees (professors)
21apples  article  college  education  Delicious 
december 2006 by arvind
NPR : Startups Help Clean Up Online Reputations
good article on companies you can pay to help clean up your online identities. no doubt students and job seekers will be using these services.
business  college  internet  news  online  article  21apples  safety  Delicious 
december 2006 by arvind
Gateway to Educational Materials - Welcome to GEM
The Gateway to Educational MaterialsSM is a Consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites.
education  web  technology  nonprofit  university  federal  state  college  commercial  Delicious 
october 2006 by arvind
pagini: How to use Backpack for School
a nice blog entry on how 37 signals Backpack application could be used for taking and organizing class notes
articles  blog  college  education  information  tools  tutorial  university  use  web  Delicious 
october 2006 by arvind
Q&A: Computer Science Looks for a Remake - Computerworld
great article interviewing computer science professors asking them what needs to be done for the future of the field.
21apples  article  education  programming  java  college  university  Delicious 
may 2006 by arvind
USpot It's all about U!
"hot" new social networking site aimed at college students - lets you post text, photos, videos, podcasts. Like MySpace, Friendster, YouTube combined...Another misleading name, U-Spot as if it is yours.
college  university  media  21apples  students  web  Delicious 
march 2006 by arvind
Newsvine - Improving Educational Technology
an article by Brooks Travis discussing 1:1 laptop programs in higher education. One important point made is the open computing labs cause users to be less concerned about taking care of their own computer. An important consideration for any school thinkin
hardware  education  technology  article  university  college  academic  21apples  Delicious 
march 2006 by arvind
CiteULike: A free online service to organise your academic papers
CiteULike is a free service to help academics to share, store, and organise the academic papers they are reading. When you see a paper on the web that interests you, you can click one button and have it added to your personal library. CiteULike automatica
academic  resources  community  tools  web  social  rss  college  university  online  citation  articles  free  database  education  21apples  Delicious 
january 2006 by arvind

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