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Do we need humans in education?

Students now have many ways to access information – digitized textbooks, YouTube videos, free online asynchronous content such as Khan Academy and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), and adaptive learning software.  Educational companies are constantly developing online content to serve to students – it is less costly than paying for a teacher or tutor.  These […]

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Ice Cream in the Jungle: How Do We Personalize Learning?

Educational buzz words come and go. Remember “the new math,” “whole language vs phonics,” and “emotional intelligence”? What exactly is “personalized” or “individualized” learning, and is this just another educational fad? “Learning is about biology,” to quote James Zull, Professor of Biology and of Biochemistry, Director of The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and […]

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