Posts by Category: Education and Academic Resources

Statfuse – Find Out Your Chances Of Getting Into College

July 18, 2017

Statfuse – Find Out Your Chances Of Getting Into College
https://www.statfuse.com/college-chances

StatFuse provides students with instant results showing them their chances of admission to universities across the nation. Founded in 2012, StatFuse’s mission was to help students tackle college admissions in a revolutionary way. Since launching, StatFuse has grown to become a leader of innovation in the higher education space while becoming one of the most data-driven startups in the world. They strive to help students navigate the difficulties of college admissions by putting our tools in their hands. All of their algorithm data is taken directly from universities. No other tool on the planet is able to accurately gauge a students admission chances long before they apply. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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HASTAC: The Pedagogy Project

June 23, 2017

HASTAC: The Pedagogy Project
https://www.hastac.org/pedagogy-project

Instructors looking to incorporate digital tools and learning into their classrooms will want to check out the Pedagogy Project, an initiative from the the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC, pronounced “Haystack”). The project features a collection of classroom activities and assignments along with tips about how to utilize digital tools in instruction and assessment. These resources have been developed, contributed, and organized by HASTAC Scholars, a community of graduate and undergraduate students, representing a range of disciplinary backgrounds, who are dedicated to honing their digital pedagogy skills and developing projects “at the intersections of technology and the arts, humanities, and sciences.” The Pedagogy Project is organized into nine sections, including Collaborative Digital Projects, In-Class Activities, Multimedia Projects, and Writing Assignments. Through these sections, instructors will learn about ways to “teach rhetorical pathos through playlists,” find ideas about how to incorporate Wikipedia and Pinterest into the classroom, and how digital tools can aid in grading student work. While aimed specifically at college level instructors, many of these ideas may also be of interest to all educators. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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PlagiarismCheck – Reputable Plagiarism Check Tool Complemented With High Technology

June 10, 2017

PlagiarismCheck – Reputable Plagiarism Check Tool Complemented With High Technology
https://plagiarismcheck.org/

PlagiarismCheck.org is a project with a goal to eliminate plagiarism from academia. Hundreds of teachers, educators, writers, students and journalists trust them because they find more plagiarism than competitors. Forget about plagiarism issues using their experience, algorithms, and databases. Protect yourself from accusations by following three simple steps and trying out their best-in-class plagiarism detection engine. Their tool is reliable, built on advanced algorithmic solutions, and comes with multiple guarantees. You never have to worry about your work or writing being attributed to someone else again. You will never be wrongly accused and your work will always fly. Peace of mind has never costed so little as with PlagiarismCheck.org. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Open Educational Resources (OER)

May 09, 2017

Open Educational Resources (OER)
https://www.oercommons.org/

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost, and without needing to ask permission. Unlike copyrighted resources, OER have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights. In some cases, that means you can download a resource and share it with colleagues and students. In other cases, you may be able to download a resource, edit it in some way, and then re-post it as a remixed work. How do you know your options? OER often have a Creative Commons license or other permission to let you know how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared. From a single point of access in OER Commons, you can search, browse, and evaluate resources in OER Commons’ growing collection of over 50,000 high-quality OER. Here are some curated collections to start exploring: a) Full university courses; b) Interactive mini-lessons and simulations; c) Adaptations of existing open work; d) Open Textbooks; and e) K-12 Lesson Plans, worksheets, and activities. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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American Association of Community Colleges: DataPoints

April 25, 2017

American Association of Community Colleges: DataPoints
http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Publications/datapoints

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has created DataPoints, a collection of printable snapshots that highlight data that may be of interest to higher education professionals, from student service staff to instructors to administrators. These DataPoints cover a range of topics, including degree completion rates, enrollment trends, student attitudes, and projected demographics of high school graduates over the next fifteen years. For instance, one recently published snapshot reveals how well students felt their experience in higher education prepared them for the workforce. Another Data Point provides data about student completion rates for remedial coursework. In another, visitors can see that, between 1979 and 2013, the percentage of tuition at public two-year  institutions covered by a Pell Grant has plummeted from 99% to 53%. Easy to read and attractively presented, these DataPoints provide a useful resource for meetings, presentations, grant applications, and more. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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eLearning Tags

April 14, 2017

eLearning Tags
http://elearningtags.com/

e-Learning Tags is a social bookmarking site where eLearning Professionals discover, share, vote and discuss interesting and remarkable content related to the e-learning field! This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Updated> Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources

April 01, 2017

Updated> Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources
http://www.ScholarSearchEngines.com/

Internet Annotated Link Dataset Compilation titled “Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources” is now a 76 page research paper listing selected resources both new and existing that will help anyone who is attempting to find academic and scholarly information and knowledge available on the Internet. Each source is described along with the URL address than can be accessed. It is freely available as a .pdf file (507KB) at the above link from the Virtual Private Library™ and authored by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. [Updated with all links validated and new URLs added: April 1, 2017]. Other white papers are available by clicking here.

This research is powered by Subject Tracer Bots™ available from the Virtual Private Library™.

©2017 Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.

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Study.com

March 14, 2017

Study.com
http://www.Study.com/

Their mission is to make education accessible. With short and fun videos, taught by great teachers, they help students easily master any subject and achieve their educational goals. They strive to make education fun and accessible to all learners. Their video lessons, practice quizzes and tests, flashcards, and other study tools help students learn any topic efficiently! At Study.com, they aim to deliver a better way to learn — one that lets you learn what you want, the way you want, and in a way you can afford. They want to empower you to become that better version of yourself education is supposed to allow. They help over 15 million students each month. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™ This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Directory of Vendors of Online Learning Products and Services

January 30, 2017

Directory of Vendors of Online Learning Products and Services
http://teachonline.ca/tools-trends/directory-vendors-online-learning-products-and-services

A Searchable Directory of over 2,500 Vendors of Online Learning Products and Services Worldwide. To help colleges, universities, training providers, and faculty and instructors find the latest products and services to help improve the learning experience for their students, Contact North | Contact Nord Research Associate Dr. Don McIntosh compiled a comprehensive directory of over 2,500 vendors of online learning products and services. They are part of a the fast growing ed-tech (educational technology) industry with over 8 billion dollars in annual sales of hardware and software with no sign of a slowdown. These innovative technologies range from software to host and organize learning content to adaptive learning systems that use intelligent algorithms to adjust learning to suit individual needs. Our searchable directory of vendors of online learning products and services is by no means exhaustive nor static. It is evolving as we add, update and occasionally delete companies if they are no longer in business. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Courseware In Context

November 18, 2016

Courseware In Context
http://coursewareincontext.org/

The CWiC Framework supports postsecondary decision-makers in effectively navigating the market of courseware solutions. It is designed to help you make better-informed adoption and implementation decisions with the goal of advancing the adoption of high-quality digital courseware in higher education and ultimately achieving improved outcomes for students. As a guide for broadening your awareness and equipping you with helpful decision making tools, the Framework offers an inventory of product capabilities, as well as implementation considerations foundational to enhancing and improving blended and online teaching and learning with digital courseware. Research shows that decision-makers are starved for time to discover and rigorously evaluate courseware. The CWiC Framework equips higher education to overcome this barrier in support of improved digital learning. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™.

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