Integrating Google Glass in Your Virtual Classrooms Integrations of smart devices and wearables into today’s vibrant classrooms have been some of the predominant trends in education as can be seen from the ‘one child, one tablet device’ movement occurring in the school districts of Los Angeles. These great strides all but raise the question of how e-learning can also leverage the use of wearables in receiving and passing knowledge across using a virtual platform. Broadcasting to Students: It is hardly news that most virtual classrooms occur through the use of learning management systems nor is it news that these platforms come with their own messaging and communication tools but the fact still remains that none of the communication features provided by these platforms provide the [&hellip

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For quite a while now, those on the receiving end of knowledge—students—have been neglected by both those who have the responsibility of teaching them and online educators on the subject of how students can increase their productivity/learning speed. Therefore, the bold step of looking into the student’s life and discussing tips on facing the stress of studying for that next test, and applicable time management techniques will be discussed. Education is Education The average e-learner—adults included—rarely carry the educative mindset associated with a formal classroom to a virtual classroom and this anomaly is largely due to the informal setting associated with learning from the comfort of your home or office space. Therefore the first and most difficult challenge that impedes the e-learner is that of [&hellip

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The world of online education or e-learning is a dynamic one for as the world continues to advance in technology, so will education in our classrooms and more importantly online teaching procedures or techniques. And as with all changes, a certain percentage of educators and students will find them better than the old way of handling things while the others will see these changes as unnecessary disturbances to the hallowed profession of teaching which gives such changes or technologies the tag of been ‘disruptive’. Although we are almost half way through the year, today’s article will cover some of the e-learning trends that have taken the world of e-learning by storm and will continue to do so throughout the year in review. The trends are: [&hellip

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With the new iTunes U app for iPhone and iPad, it’s easier than ever for Apple lovers to access quality educational resources for free. Of course, if you have a Mac or PC with iTunes installed, you can still access this wealth of great resources – and even sync video and audio to your mobile devices. We checked out iTunes U to find the best channels for independent learners looking to pick up a new subject. Here’s what we found: The Open University – This UK distance-learning institution offers a variety of free courses and lectures worldwide, covering everything from environmental science to creative writing. Massachusetts Institute of Technology – You’re probably aware that MIT’s a pretty selective, competitive school. But now there’s a way for anyone [&hellip

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