Ever since the late Steve Jobs took to the stage and announced the iPad, we’ve been thinking the tablet is the digital textbook of today. That tablets everywhere can replace textbooks, however, for a long time hasn’t been true. Up until now, tablets have been unable to match the same sort of learning found in textbooks. Now though, things have changed, and the tablet really is the textbook of the future. And thanks to the Internet, it’s more flexible than anything before. Digital Textbooks Are Available and the Government Is Pushing Their Adoption When talking about tablets, it’s hard not to talk about Apple and the iPad. The company conveniently offers textbooks through its iBooks service, and with the newer […]
What were the most popular posts published in 2012 on Learning Online Info? Here they are, in order of page views, counted until December, 31. What Studies say about Social Media in Higher Education (January) Top Web 2.0 Tools for Learning (March) 5 Technology Tools Used by Teachers (February) How to Integrate Moodle and WordPress (August) 5 Reasons Why Educators and Students Need to Use Google+ (January) Why the Gamification of Learning Became so Successful (August) The Impact of Open Educational Resources (October) 10 Ways You Can Use Social Media for Self-Education (October) 3 Reasons Why Affordable Online Education Will Take Over (July) Top 10 Benefits of E-Learning Adoption for Schools (May) Top 10 iOS Apps for e-Learning in Humanities, Sciences, Math (October) Top Tools for a Free Online Education (September) Infographic: […]
You probably think that social networks are for fun only. Sure, you can spend hours commenting on friend’ photos or participating in FB discussions. Social networks are definitely fun. They were initially created as sites to have fun and get together with people. However, this socialization soon impacted all spheres of human life, including business and education. Today, social media are used everywhere. This is a huge business these days, so social media strategies can boost business performance and help gain knowledge. Social media have revolutionized the education business. Today, students’ writing on the professor’s wall on Facebook is normal. Social media help to communicate in a friendly manner, free of tension. They say that the best way to learn […]
Since its inception, tech experts have raved about Google+, the social media platform that some predict has the goods to take down leading social networking site Facebook. Although Facebook still reigns supreme and Google+ is still in the midst of growing momentum, the rookie social media site is still a strong contender in changing the way users interact with one another — especially when it comes to the world of education. To learn why Google+ is the better social media platform to help engage educators with their students of all ages, continue reading below. 1. Less Privacy Issues While some instructors decide to “friend” students on Facebook so that they can more easily share class updates as well as give […]
Google Apps Education Edition. ‘Google Apps Education Edition is a free suite of hosted communication and collaboration applications designed for schools and universities. Google Apps included: Gmail (with voice and video chat and mobile access), Google Calendar, Google Talk (free calling VoIP/voicemail box, file transfer, group chat), Google Sites (website creation), Google Labs, Google Docs (word processing, spreadsheets, forms, presentations, mobile access) and Google Video.