Monthly Archives: June 2012

Abraham Lincoln’s Footprints in a Digital World

By Lillian Williams Here’s a quick, three-question quiz (with the answers). What piece of legislation did President Abraham Lincoln sign on July 2, 1862? The Morrill Act. Why is this legislation so important, even today? The Morrill Act created the … Continue reading

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E-learning at the Library of Congress: An Excellent Digital Education Resource

By Lillian Williams We know that the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. is the largest library in the world. But, do you know that the Library of Congress has a sensational digital collection too? That’s right. The Library of Congress … Continue reading

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The Education of TV News in a Digital World

From RobertFeder:Chicago news veteran Carol Fowler gives her take on the challenges of TV news  in a digital world… “I don’t know anyone under the age of 30 who watches news on television, just as young people certainly don’t pay for a newspaper. … Continue reading

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Transparency: Effect of Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age?

From HamdenPatch: “…the school video tapes each and every class throughout the school day…Parents are given access codes to log onto the school system’s computers and click on a class that they have interest in viewing…Parents can see if their child is … Continue reading

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Colin Powell on Leadership Skills and the Digital World

By Lillian Williams “A life is about its events; it’s about challenges met and overcome—or not; it’s about successes and failures.  But more than all of these put together, it’s about how we touch and are touched by the people … Continue reading

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Online Course Design Tool for Schools, NonProfits, Businesses

By Lillian Williams Designing an online course?  George Joeckel and his colleagues at Utah State University have developed a free, PDF course design tool. This tool allows instructors to create a schedule–or blueprint–of an online course in PDF form using … Continue reading

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Does Research Backup Online Learning Claims?

By Lillian Williams In a recent interview, Sal Khan offered a theory about why his approach to online education is so popular with students around the world. Khan Academy is a nonprofit, online tutorial project that offers thousands of videotaped … Continue reading

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A Digital Education for Nonprofits–Six Critical Questions

By Lillian Williams Think that Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest are free social media tools? Absolutely not.  There are costs associated with these social media tools. That’s the message of social media strategist Allen Mireles, keynote speaker at a recent gathering … Continue reading

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