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Monthly Archives: March 2012

How are Blogs Used in Online Education?

Last week I had the privilege of meeting with middle and high school students to discuss blogging. Their teacher and I collaborated via Skype and email before the visit to prepare a game plan, and How are blogs used in education? was one of the questions we decided to address. He asked me to tell […]

11 Industries That Benefit the Most from Social Media

More and more businesses these days are catching on to the fact that social media is kind of a big deal.

Digital Scholarship and the Online Learner

As an online student, you are at the intersection of academia and technology. This is an exciting and dynamic place to be as educators across disciplines explore new ways to engage in scholarly pursuits and enhance learning environments. New media and communication technologies allow us to both access and distribute knowledge in changing ways. In […]

25 Female Scientists to Celebrate This Month

The Teslas and Newtons of history have already received enough attention, thank you very much. Ever since science started being a thing, the ladies have always played an integral role in keeping human knowledge marching forward, they just lacked the same social and political standings as their male contemporaries, therefore ranking far lower on the […]

Top 40 Google+ Circles for Cutting-Edge Educators

Social media-savvy educators should check out the following circles for hot topics in teaching all age levels.

20 Incredibly Rare Author Interviews Unearthed

Readers love to see into the minds of their favorite authors, but doing so can be next to impossible.

TED-Ed News: Educators, Animators, and Lifelong Learning

You can probably remember a lesson or two delivered by one of your teachers in high school or college. It may have been something that changed the way you thought about the subject matter or helped you make a connection necessary to understand a tough concept. These kinds of lessons can make a real difference […]

25 Twitter Chats for Valuable Career Advice

We’ve listed some of the best get-togethers on Twitter for learning about everything from resume writing to working with recruiters.

25 Gmail Tips That Make You Look More Professional

Read these 25 smart tips for sending out polished, professional emails on Gmail every time.

Making the Most of a (Spring) Break in Your Online Course

As this week's Spring Break approached at the school where I am teaching an online course this semester, I was torn between advising students to take a well-earned breather or to keep pushing forward with their projects because there is so much left to accomplish this term. There are benefits to both taking a break […]