Category Archives: Digital Media

Why should college students be familiar with CourseSmart?

A Silicon Valley start-up called CourseSmart may be changing the way college professors grade their students, according to the New York Times on April 8, 2013.   Nine colleges are testing this innovative product which tracks whether and how much … Continue reading

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A WORD ABOUT APPLICATIONS

  Any application to any school, college, university, graduate school, or place of potential employment is nothing more than an empty stage on which you are being invited to perform for your future. Although it has been designed to be warm, … Continue reading

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LEARNING HOW TO LEARN

    The main function of formal education – that systematized process of organizing masses of random data into something resembling knowledge – is teaching the skills of learning how to learn. Learning how to learn, of course, is very … Continue reading

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Independent Reading Tips and Strategies

     In this era of multi-tasking and lightning-fast communication, it may seem nearly impossible to unplug – even for an hour out of the day. Yet that hour of disconnect can be your best hour by far, an opportunity … Continue reading

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Digital Media and Youth – Link Access to Output

I don’t know anyone who isn’t very concerned about the impact of the obsession with digital media and devices among all of us— and especially among youth, whose characters, habits, and even IQs are not yet fully formed.  We can’t … Continue reading

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