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Digital Textbooks: Key to a Brighter Future?

February 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Things are changing quickly in the digital age. Young people are accessing content from many different sources using an increasing number of devices, from smartphones to ebooks. As a result, the way content is created and accessed is changing how young people learn in school. Several years ago, a shocking study, indicated that a decreasing number of college graduates can read at a proficient level–a number that has been on the decline for over a decade. But one possible cause, according to Mark S. Schneider, education statistic commissioner, might be the old educational methods aren’t equipped to teach a generation raised on TV and computers, who learn about the world on a daily basis through images, and, increasingly, interactive content. Read more…

New Instructional Technology: Big Brother or Beneficial?

November 18, 2010 Leave a comment

An increasing number of professors at universities and colleges around the country are taking advantage of “clickers”–wireless, hand-held devices students use to indicate they are present and on time, paying attention by answering questions the teacher poses on a projector, and whether or not they understand a concept in the lecture.

There are certainly upsides and downsides to the technology. Many schools require students to pay for the devices themselves. Read more…

Green Jobs: The Demand for Graduates is Going UP

September 8, 2010 Leave a comment

An increasing number of community colleges around the country are receiving federal grants to prepare students for green jobs in energy management. The demand for these jobs is so high, these schools are swiftly expanding their current programs, and are accelerating their programs so students can enter the rapidly growing sector faster. Not many schools offer four-year degrees in this field, but the job sector for green jobs is expected to grow four fold in the next ten years! An increasing number of people who have worked in computers and other technological industries are going back to school and entering sustainable energy management programs as our economy relies more and more on alternative and sustainable energy. Learn more here about the programs and the growing sector.