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Motivation

Any teacher at the elementary, secondary or even post-secondary level, as well as many parents, would undoubtedly agree that motivation is one of the thorniest issues in both education and child-rearing. Like so many aspects of learning and teaching, it’s complicated. Motivation arises out of the totality of our individual experiences including our emotions, belief […]

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Lessons from the road: Generational differences in learning

Have you ever wondered how world and national events influence generations? At the recent Eduventures conference in Boston, Tammy Erickson, thought leader, author, and researcher, presented a fascinating overview on how national and global events and trends shape and define a generation’s views and perspectives. Here are some findings from her presentation:* Gen Y (Born […]

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What Matters Most to Colleges?

Essays, extracurricular activities, and teacher recommendations all go a long way in showing admissions committees the talent, curiosity, and engagement a student would bring to campus. But grades and test scores still take the lead. According to a recent report by the National Association for College Admissions Counseling, grades, academic rigor, and standardized test scores […]

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Interoperability: Providing flexible student support in a multi-LMS world

As any student-success team can tell you, migrating from one learning management system to another can be a real pain.  It’s expensive, time-consuming, and almost impossible to accomplish without involving everyone from IT, to instructional design, to individual faculty members.  Worse still, between rebuilding your course templates, training instructors and staff on updated workflows, and […]

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