Glossary of Technology Articles

  • 5 Blogs That Make You Want to Read

    Since the advent of the Internet blogs have exploded onto to the scene and have become a central part of many people's browsing experience. Here are some blogs in areas such as literature, technology, comics and pop culture, child literacy and reading and literature instruction.

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  • Can You Get Fired for Complaining About Your Job on Facebook?

    It's not unlikely for news stories to focus on social media activities. Whether it's changes on Facebook or inappropriate Tweets from celebrities, social media has a major cultural impact. And on an individual level, social media can cause big problems as well. But a new legal finding may make some employees breathe easier when they complain about their jobs on Facebook.

  • 3 Privacy Settings Tips Google+ and Facebook Users Need to Know

    How many times has Facebook changed its privacy settings without letting users know that they would be affected and their private posts and pictures exposed? While friends may enjoy the embarrassing picture from last weekend, it is unlikely that admissions officers or prospective employers will. Learn about new features on Facebook and Google+ and a few simple tips to avoid having the wrong person see the wrong thing.

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  • Classrooms Are So 20th Century: Mobile Learning Is Here

    It's amazing the things our mobile devices can do for us. They can grant us on-the-spot access to almost any tidbit of information we want. They can deliver nearly every song, movie or television show that's been created directly to us in minutes. They could also revolutionize the way we learn. How can mobile technology alter what we think of as a classroom - and has it happened already?

  • Can You Text Your Way Into College?

    St. Mary's University in Texas has found a new way to connect to students interested in attending - by texting them. If their success is any indication of things to come, it's highly likely that more schools will soon incorporate texting into their own admissions processes.

  • Surprise! Banning Facebook at School Actually Hurts Learning

    With cyber-bullying, the possibility of inappropriate teacher/student discussions and what some feel are distractions resulting from the use of social media websites, many schools across the country have or are seeking to ban Facebook and similar sites from academic halls. But Education Insider wonders, Is banning Facebook and other social media sites in schools detrimental rather than beneficial to learning?

  • Maybe Technology in Schools Isn't the Answer

    Packing classrooms full of the latest technology has become one of the hottest trends in education across the country. It seems that new stories about schools getting iPad libraries or touch-screen Smart Boards pop up all the time. But perhaps too few are asking the question of whether or not that technology really helps students in the first place.

  • Is Online Learning the Answer for At-Risk Students?

    While it may be in many cases too late to save those students who have already dropped out of school, many districts are seeking ways to keep at-risk students from failing to earn their high school diplomas. Many agree that online learning can help keep these students engaged as this method provides a new way of approaching the material. In this way, online learning seems to be the answer when it comes to those who are struggling and frustrated enough to consider dropping out.

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  • Top Five Mobile Educational Apps

    Imagine having your classroom in your pocket - all the tools for learning, teaching, conducting research and collaborating on-demand and on-the-go. Check out these mobile apps to start building a portable learning environment.

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  • Adapting Social Media to the Classroom

    Social networking resources can sustain student engagement and encourage peer-to-peer interaction. While boosting class participation and connecting students with other researchers, sites like Facebook can increase discussion beyond the classroom.

  • The African Virtual University is Training Teachers Across Africa

    For more than a decade, the African Virtual University has worked with countries throughout Africa to increase access to higher education through e-learning and shared resources. They recently launched a multinational e-learning project that is improving teacher education in the continent through degrees, certificates and open education.

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  • JISC's Film & Sound Think Tank: The 21st Century AV Club

    The Film and Sound Think Tank, a research project from the U.K.'s JISC, recently released their final report on the use of audiovisual media in culture and education. Although they found the current state of affairs to be lacking, the report's authors offer a series of recommendations that will help higher education evolve along with the dizzying pace of new media.

  • FGV Looks to Expand Education to Low-Income Regions of Brazil

    FGV is an open education leader in Brazil, where they were the first institution to offer OpenCourseWare (OCW) in the country's official language. In just a few years their OCW program has grown rapidly, offering full course sequences to millions of people - and a valuable piece of paper to back it up.

  • The People at Intelligent Television Want You To Watch More TV

    Other than the occasional educational program or channel, TV used to represent a distraction from learning. But as the availability of informative media content has grown, so too has educational video. Enter Intelligent Television, 'video for culture and education.'

  • Explore Statistics in the Blogosphere: Top 10 Statistics Blogs

    Do you need help with your stats homework? Have you ever wondered what those statistics that are always quoted in the news actually mean? Or are you just a fanatical sports fan or uber info geek? Check out this essential stats blogs that cover everything from how to run a multivariate analysis to tracking streakiness in sports.

  • Travel the World in the Blogosphere: 10 Top Geography Blogs

    In the geographic blogosphere you can virtually visit beautiful locations around the globe, discover strange and beautiful maps, explore both local and exotic cultures and learn all about GIS and geospatial technologies. Start your journey with these 10 top geography blogs.

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  • Explore World Cuisine in the Blogosphere: 10 Top Food Blogs

    As food culture has exploded, so has the culinary blogosphere. There are hundreds of cuisine blogs out there, featuring food news, restaurant reviews, recipes and, of course, mouth watering photographs. Check out 10 of our favorites below, which range from the spices of India to gluten-free baking and everything in between.

  • Learn About Construction in the Blogosphere: 10 Top Construction Blogs

    Whether you're a layperson looking for a little advice for that DIY home repair project or a construction professional interested in the latest industry news, the construction blogosphere has something for you. Learn about construction marketing, LEED and green building, landscape design, architecture, home repair and a whole lot more with these 10 critical construction blogs.

  • Step into the Renaissance through the Blogosphere: Top 10 Renaissance Blogs

    From scholarly studies to exciting reenactments, the blogosphere has everything you need to be a modern Renaissance scholar. Check out these blogs on early modern literature, science, arts and culture.

  • All About Cars: 10 Top Blogs for Car Mechanics

    Need help with DIY car repair? Looking for the latest auto industry news? How about tales from a female NASCAR mechanic? Check out these blogs for everything automotive, from useful maintenance tips to beautiful vehicle photos.

  • Learn Computer Programming in the Blogosphere: 10 Top Computer Programming Blogs

    Need coding help quick? Never fear, the blogosphere is here! Check out the following blogs for useful advice - and hilarious commentary - on web development, C#, Python, Ruby, .NET, SQL, JQuery, mobile apps, Django . . . need we go on?

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  • Learn about Journalism in the Blogosphere: 10 Top Journalism Blogs

    The blogosphere is a natural outlet for journalists, whose mission is to share information about news and events around the world. These 10 essential blogs provide news analysis, media criticism and journalism resources for the digital age.

  • Explore Early Childhood Education in the Blogosphere: 10 Top Early Childhood Education Blogs

    Parents, preschool teachers and even expectant mothers can all benefit from the wealth of information in the blogosphere about early childhood education. These 10 useful blogs teach classroom (and life) learning tips, explore the philosophy of early childhood education (ECE) and even consider how you can start educating your child before birth.

  • Online Learning from A to Z

    Online learning is an increasingly popular alternative to earning a degree in a traditional classroom setting. With this relatively new form of education comes unique vocabulary students should know before enrolling in online classes. Here are some terms you should know.

  • Dig into Geology: 10 Top Geology Blogs

    It's a rocky road out there - get some hard science guidance from the geology blogosphere. Learn about dinosaurs, volcanoes, Martian rocks, the environment and all the latest news and discoveries in the world of geology with these 10 essential geo-blogs.

  • Learn Marketing in the Blogosphere: 10 Top Marketing Blogs

    Now that the Internet is a central part of most consumers' daily lives, it's also become the center of the marketing world. There are hundreds of PR and marketing bloggers out there vying to get your attention - here are 10 that offer genuinely useful tips, news, commentary and humor.

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  • All Business About Technology: Profile of a Computer Information Systems Student

    Computer science and information technology are hot fields. They offer many exciting academic programs, as well as a seemingly endless list of career possibilities, from systems analysts all the way up to Chief Technology Officers (CTOs). Read on to learn more about studying CS and IT in this profile of a computer information systems (CIS) student.

  • Too Much Technology?

    Computers, smart phones and other gadgets are ubiquitous in our lives. Ever-easier to carry around with us, it's a rare moment that we're separated from our electronic gear. But new studies suggest that we could benefit from downtime from these devices.

  • Computer Literacy in the Workforce

    Our world has undergone a technological revolution over the past few decades that has affected virtually every aspect of life, not least how we work. With these changes has emerged the need for evolving computer skills. Find out how being tech savvy can set you up for professional success in the Information Age.

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  • Everything eBooks: Libraries Look to the Future of Reading

    Libraries were once filled primarily with physical print and audiovisual materials. Today, libraries also provide access to ebooks and a wide range of other electronic resources. Learn how increased demand for these digital products is affecting libraries.

  • Cyberbullying: Where's the Line?

    A week that began with media outlets examining how cyberbullying led to Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi's suicide is ending with news of another Internet scandal. Duke graduate Karen Owen's fake thesis is a hot topic of discussion among bloggers, newspaper columnists and television analysts. Some wonder whether the salacious PowerPoint presentation is yet another example of cyberbullying.

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  • New Online Tool Helps College Women Choose a Major

    In March, the Forte Foundation launched the Forte Career Gal Road Trip, a free, interactive online game that helps college students choose a major. New grads can also use the innovative new game to test drive and explore various career paths.

  • Scholars Grow More Comfortable with Online Research

    A recent study found that American faculty members are becoming increasingly reliant on digital forms of scholarly materials. However, many are still influenced by conservative attitudes governing promotion and tenure when it comes to sharing and publishing their own research.

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