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Is the Internet threatening formal education?

Is the Internet threatening formal education?
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The Internet is often touted as a great source of knowledge and information, not to mention its social benefits. There are two sides to every issue, however, and the Internet also has some drawbacks. It’s hard to deny that the Internet is having a profound effect on modern education, and not always in a positive way.

How can it be bad for students to have instant access to more information than can be stored in an entire traditional library? There are a few points worth considering.
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How to get started with home schooling?

How to get started with home schooling?

Education being a very important aspect of a human being’s existence is needed to nurture the child’s craft, hone his/her talents, and provide him/her with all the possible answers to all of the wonders of this world. We, the parents know this fact, and this is why we would always want the best for our […]

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2U speaker presented at online education series

2U speaker presented at online education series

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On Friday, 30 November 2012, Jeremy Johnson, President of undergraduate programs for 2U Inc., will be the guest speaker for the Academic Learning Community’s next Online Interactive Education series. “2U and Online Courses for Credit” will begin at 15:30 and will last for 90 minutes in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library.

2U Inc. leads, coordinates and partners with higher education institutions to enable online degree programs to students worldwide.
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Noosfeer can solve e-learning experience

Noosfeer can solve e-learning experience

If you are an average Internet user, you have probably never heard about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) or link building. They are techniques used by web content creators in order to be the first results of a traditional search engine, such as Google or Bing.

Given that today on the Internet, there are 3 million new blog posts every 24 hours, the probability for new  (and not so new) players to be on top of the results is extremely low, even if their content is considered as high quality (this happens often with scientific papers, dissertations, lectures, universities’ databases, etc…).
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5 Jobs for people that like solving puzzles

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“Christopher Columbus’s Egg Puzzle” illustration by Sam Loyd (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

For some people, solving mysteries and puzzles on the job keeps the task fresh and fun. If you would like to do some sleuthing during your career, here are five options to keep in mind.

Police Work

Detectives can be responsible for solving murders and thefts, busting drug rings with many interconnected individuals or joining an arson unit and finding the source of fires. Blood spatter analysts recreate attacks and assaults based on the evidence left behind, and coroners find the cause of death based on the condition of the body. If you like to connect the dots at work and think outside the box, police work may be a great fit for you.
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How reliable is the Internet as a learning resource?

How reliable is the Internet as a learning resource?

Are you using the Internet for your homework, exam or research paper?

At this point, it’s hard to imagine anyone really avoiding the Internet as a useful resource for their learning, whether you’re addicted to Wikipedia, or to Google searches.

What comes to one’s mind is the question is the Internet reliable, though, for your revision? Can you depend on the sources and the information that you find? Are there any things that you should look out for when you’re doing your research, and how can you avoid bad habits?
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Online ethics

Online ethics

The increasing usage of Internet imposes increased concern for the parents regarding their children’s behavior and usage of “the new entertainment and everything” for the younger generations.

Being concern is not sufficient, but some parents go a step further and see into the Internet history of the their dearest. There is no doubt that parent should have all necessary information on the children’s interest, and with this including Internet behavior, but the border between intruding the child’s privacy and the trust should not be crossed.

Young people need more than supervision. They need to be thought to develop critical thinking and gain solid understanding of the reality and ethics of online privacy. With the constant reshaping of the means of communication, everybody’s life changes, therefore this fact has to be considered when the parent is trying to impose opinion or a way of thinking over acting of the children.

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