The State of Digital Education — Are You Ready for Disruption?

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Just as it has disrupted major industries like telecommunications and retail, the Internet is now rapidly disrupting educational paradigms as well.

Today’s Teaching Technology Landscape – What’s Most Important and Most Wanted

On December 4, 2012, in In The News, Technology in Education, digital content, ed tech, by Scott Cronenweth
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The trend in classroom tech over the past decade, of course, has been towards “broadening adoption and deeper integration” of digital media across all age groups…

7 Highly Recommended YouTube Channels for Tutors and Teachers

On November 27, 2012, in Technology in Education, digital content, ed tech, video, by Scott Cronenweth
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The challenge with finding good YouTube videos to support learners is: how to sort through all those channels and videos to identify the quality content you need, without spending countless hours watching video yourself?

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Top 5 Free Online University Courseware Sites for Tutors

On August 28, 2012, in Content, Resources, Tutoring, digital content, by Scott Cronenweth
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More and more universities are offering free online content – everything from lectures to course notes to past exams. The purpose of these programs, in many cases, is to help make education free and available worldwide, without even the need to register or sign up.

Digital Textbooks: Are They Better Learning Tools?

On August 14, 2012, in Technology in Education, digital content, digital publishing, ed tech, by Scott Cronenweth
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As students’ needs are better understood and addressed by digital content providers, the adoption of ebooks will undoubtedly increase. The students, after all, are the ones who need to study. They will choose the best learning tools they can get for their money.

How Are iPads Changing Education?

On August 7, 2012, in Technology in Education, digital content, ed tech, by Scott Cronenweth
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Do you use Apple’s iPad for educational purposes, one-on-one and/or in the classroom? How do they help students learn better, and/or help you teach better? What do you do with them that you couldn’t do with other tools, like a chalkboard or a laptop?

MOOCs – 5 Ways They Can Help Tutors Grow Their Businesses

On May 29, 2012, in Technology in Education, Tutoring, digital content, ed tech, online learning, by Scott Cronenweth
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Whether you’re an independent tutor or work for a training company, private school or other organization, teaching a MOOC gives you multiple opportunities to grow your business.

Microsoft + Nook = More Electronic Textbooks

On May 1, 2012, in In The News, Technology in Education, digital content, digital publishing, ed tech, by Scott Cronenweth
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What’s likely to happen, like incorporating cameras into phones, is that e-book readers will simply be incorporated into our PCs, laptops and mobile devices. So ultimately it’s not about selling a Kindle or a Nook, but about selling electronic content for learners and readers.

New YouTube Channel for Teachers and Tutors

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The YouTube Teachers channel invites you to “spend more time teaching, less time searching. This well-organized channel “was created to help teachers use educational YouTube videos to educate, engage and inspire their students.”

The Edublog Awards 2011… and Some Personal Favorite Edublogs

On February 15, 2012, in Social Media, Technology in Education, blogging for tutors, digital content, ed tech, by Scott Cronenweth
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The 2011 Edublog Awards winners were announced several weeks ago by the Edublog Awards Blog. The purpose of this blog, which is sponsored by the edublogs.org educational blogging service, is to promote and demonstrate the educational value of learner and teacher blogs and websites.