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GCFLearnFree is a program of Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC and provides quality online learning courses for free. The Office 2010 course is great and I am sharing it with our users to help them transition from Office 2003 to Office 2010 because of the different menu system.

The Nordic Effect: An education paradigm for the world?


PISA 2000 showed Finnish youth to be the best young readers in the world, in 2003 the country’s youth led in math, by 2006 Finland was first out of 57 countries in science, and by 2009 Finland came second in science, third in reading and sixth in math among nearly half a million students worldwide.

Computer literacy: The invisible skills gap?


Enter the knowledge-based economy – a trending topic across sectors more or less from 2003 onward. It was further discovered that after completing a computer literacy course, students exhibited significant improvement in their understanding of the course material.

Is graduate school being disrupted? It’s not that simple.

The Christensen Institute

Netflix didn’t post its first profits until 2003. These short-course, non-degree programs are relatively small; last year they graduated 36,000 students, a tiny fraction of the nearly 20 million enrolled in traditional higher education. MBA applications are down. Law schools are struggling. Is traditional graduate school being disrupted ? Yes and no.

What Can Traditional Higher Ed Learn From Hamburger U?


Kidwell: Back in 2003, real estate was a crazy market. Think McDonald’s Hamburger University—but of course completely different products. Because of course they were delivering courses to 40,000 students already.

The Secret of Team Allocation in a Flipped-Classroom Environment

Fractus Learning

This was something I sought to address through allocating teams in a first year undergraduate accounting course. In addition, feedback from accounting graduate employers state that students need experience working within a diverse team, as they do so in practice (Howieson, 2003).

5 Tips To Improve Your Teaching And Boost Your Career

EdNews Daily

It will also help you update and tweak lessons as needed over the course of your teaching career. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003. Whether you’re a new teacher or have years of classroom experience, there’s always more to learn.

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Game-Based Learning Gains Steam in Higher Education: Triseum Raises $1.43 Million to Transform Educational Experiences for Students

EdNews Daily

“This combination is enabling us to expand course subjects and grade levels throughout educational systems around the world.”. He worked on the 3D feature film Valiant in 2003, after which he worked on Ant Bully.

The Streisand Effect: What’s Your School District Reputation Worth?

Gaggle Speaks

Of course, the meaning of this pithy statement is that no bad publicity will ultimately harm an organization. There’s a saying in the world of public relations with which you’re likely familiar: “No publicity is bad publicity.”.

OPINION: Why every English teacher should assign Toni Morrison

The Hechinger Report

Being a black woman writer is not a shallow place but a rich place to write from,” Morrison told Hilton Als of The New Yorker in 2003. “It “For years now,” Toni Morrison said, “I’ve been bored — bored, BORED — with evil. It’s just not interesting.”.

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Using Google Tools to Personalize Learning #GoogleEduOnAir

Learning With Lucie

I’ll tag the series with #personalizelearning and #googletools and of course, #GoogleEduOnAir Disclaimer: Of course a tool (or a law) cannot personalize learning -- It Takes a Teacher!

Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

Vernice Jones received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Lane College in 2003. He has actively been involved in educational technology since taking his first computer course at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL during spring 1983 (EDM 510: Micro-computing Systems in Education).

What hotels and higher education have in common

The Christensen Institute

Between 2003 and 2007, the percentage of students taking their entire graduate degree program online grew by half. In the mid-1990’s, Amazon started selling books online and quickly moved to dominate the space, running Border’s online store by 2001 and driving them to bankruptcy by 2011.

When a college degree is no longer a ticket to the middle class

The Hechinger Report

trillion, according to the Federal Reserve, compared with less than $250 billion in 2003. The Georgetown center estimates that college graduates earn, on average, $1 million more over the course of a lifetime than high school graduates.

Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

The Christensen Institute

Initially, the research arguably gave a reasonably complete view of the state of online learning in all of higher education, as it showed online learning growing rapidly with growth rates of over 20 percent in 2003, 2005, and 2009. Udacity’s Open Education Alliance with AT&T, Google, and others as well as Coursera’s Course Specializations in partnership with companies are just two examples of this.

For safer schools, we need more hugs, not more guns

The Hechinger Report

Of course, we can also do our part by making guns harder to access, but that’s a whole other column.).

Educational choice, not school choice, making moves in Florida

The Christensen Institute

Florida is one of the homes of “course access” or “course choice” legislation that allows public dollars to follow students to pay for an individual course of their choice. In the case of Florida, that movement started with the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) in 2003, which only receives money when students successfully complete a course. Course access has traditionally been mostly for high school students.

A VR-based Approach to ADHD


During the course of the study, Rizzo et al. 2,2, 2003, pp.104-13. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects nearly 1 in 20 children in USA. It is characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior.

Smart students attract parents more than smart schools

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, when Parag Pathak was a graduate student at Harvard, he helped design the computer algorithm that matches some 80,000 eighth-graders to more than 400 high schools across New York City each year.

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4 Steps for Designing an Online Assessment for Flipped Classroom

Fractus Learning

This article examines four steps I undertook when teaching a first year undergraduate accounting course. Second, does this online assessment align with the rest of the course curriculum. I designed an assessment for a first year undergraduate financial accounting course. 2003).

New Orleans’ uphill battle for more black and homegrown teachers

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, New Orleans’ seven universities handed out 265 bachelor’s degrees in education, according to federal data. In 2015, UNO granted 48 bachelor’s degrees in education, down from 136 in 2003. Kristi Walton works with a student. Photo: Courtesy of Firstline.

Counting your way to a college A

The Hechinger Report

At the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, about 8,000 students have earned their ordinary course grades in an unusual way. Plus, it’s hard to gauge how much students already knew prior to taking a course.

Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

The Hechinger Report

The companies claim this kind of pattern analysis can help colleges pinpoint which students are veering off course and help them when there’s still plenty of time for them to get back on track to finish college. Renick is referring to 800 “marker courses.”

Reflections on Open Education and the Path Forward

iterating toward openness

When I say “today’s content infrastructure,” I’m speaking of course about the traditional textbooks, online homework systems, and other educational offerings from commercial publishers. From 2003 – 2008 I focused on the evangelism problem.

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How Schools Can Bridge Mental Health Care Gaps with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Tools


percent in 2003 to 8.4 All the materials for the course are available on the TRAILS website , so school staff can pick and choose different activities. School counselors help guide students with academics, college applications and social matters with other students.

Toca Life Apps and Contextual Therapy


Fey, Long, & Feinstack (2003) sought to outline "Ten Principles of Grammar Facilitation for Children With Specific Language Impairments" with research tie-ins relevant to all ages, but particularly for ages 3-8. 2003).

An upscale Florida auction yields millions for local preschool programs

The Hechinger Report

million from the foundation since 2003. He said he even enrolled in college courses while still in high school. million since 2003, $9 million of which has gone toward early learning programs, said Montecalvo. million from the foundation since 2003. “If

The Greatest EdTech Generation Ever – LIVE Blog of Justin Reich’s Keynote


In all of the interviews that he conducted, what became evident was that the course did not serve as the central point of knowledge. For thousands of years, teachers have assumed that people came together under the guidance of the course but that is no longer the case.

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?This College Program Wants to Overhaul the Education Culture in Alaska


Nearly 40 percent of students starting at 4-year public institutions took at least one developmental (or college-level readiness) course while enrolled from 2003 to 2009. Engineering professor Herb Schroeder is concerned about that, given students required to enroll in developmental courses have shown to have lower success rates , while families bear the pricey grunt of paying for these non-credit courses.

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Weekend Reading: Thanksgiving Edition


But that goal, of course, raises the fundamental question of whether the world a machine sees can be made to match our own. " The short answer is that it’s a virtual world that launched in 2003 and was hailed by some as the future of the internet.

At Georgia State, black students find comfort and academic success

The Hechinger Report

From 2003 to 2015, according to GSU , its graduation rate (finishing a bachelor’s degree within six years of starting) for African-American students rose from 29 to 57 percent. If a student’s performance veers off course just a bit, counselors receive an alert.

How a Flipped Syllabus, Twitter and YouTube Made This Professor Teacher of the Year


Now the course is offered each semester and a whopping 3,000 students take it in any given school year. He has also been named a Master Educator by Course Hero , an education technology company that produced a short film on Boyer. . You can also watch this Course Hero video on Vimeo. EdSurge:How did your course become an online class? I would still teach the course in person but we would also live-stream it, and increasingly people were just watching it online.

Tonight - A True History of the MOOC

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me today, Wednesday, September 26th, for a one-hour live and interactive webinar on the "true history" of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with Dave Cormier, Alec Couros, Stephen Downes, Rita Kop, Inge de Waard, and Carol Yeager.


The Benefits of Helping Teens Identify Their Purpose in Life


It’s one class where freshmen and seniors listen intently to one another and where, unlike other courses, there are no wrong answers. It’s 12:15 p.m.

America’s colleges struggle to envision the future of diversity on campus

The Hechinger Report

Krislov was vice president and general counsel at the University of Michigan in 2003 when the Supreme Court ruled in Gratz v. Of course, Harvard can make choices most cannot.

Thinking About Selling Your Edtech Startup? Here’s What to Expect.


My first company, Isavix, had several Fortune 500 customers and sold in 2003 to a private group named InScope International. Of course, having a good lawyer and accountant from the get-go is essential.

A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

Connecting 2 the World

Intragroup competency: group process: Through the negotiation of group processes and interaction between members of the group, group norms and mental models are created (Boland & Tenkas, 1995; Conceicao, Heitor, & Veloso, 2003; Jehn & Mannix, 2001; Mohammed & Dumville, 2001; Moreland & Levine, 2001) which then become the basis for evaluating the group’s competency. 2003). Designing for differences: Cultural issues in the design of www-based course-support sites. 2003).

Resources for Insight and Strategic Thinking


particularly supporting the use of a combined rehearsal and visualization strategy for following directions (Gill, Klecan-Aker, Roberts, & Fredenburg, 2003) and have been using these strategies in therapy. 2003).

Helping teens find their purpose

The Hechinger Report

It’s one class where freshmen and seniors listen intently to one another and where, unlike other courses, there are no wrong answers.

Teacher, Teach Thyself! Free Quality PD Resources


Depending on where you work, your professional development may be proscribed for you, or you may have a lot of freedom to choose courses or sessions you would like to attend or work through online. Resources exist for Office versions back to 2003.