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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Distance Learning Site! These are the top ten articles that your Distance Learning Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. Teaching and Learning in Virtual Worlds
Schools such as Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Stanford have developed university tours within SL for potential students to visit the campus virtually. This is a great first step that introduces SL to students, allowing them the opportunity to learn about it firsthand.
2. How Exercise Increases Intellect
We have all heard how regular exercise can contribute to better health and fitness, but did you know a good workout can also improve your mood, memory, concentration, and intellect?
3. Benefits of Mind Mapping
Mind maps provide a visual that represents your thought process. Using this bird’s-eye-view technique is a great way to identify holes in the initial structure of your story or research paper.
4. Teaching and Learning Through Social Media
The popularity of social media includes high school and college students communicating and collaborating on a regular daily basis, with the generation of Baby Boomers following along. Even seniors are starting to embrace social media as a way to stay in touch with family and friends.
5. Women and Social Media
Women have the desire to learn and grow, so much so that the number of female college students in the United States exceeds the number of male students.
6. Using Facebook Groups to Collaborate
Countless universities have already produced a university network page to share campus events, highlights, and photos of those events. The group feature allows university educators to create a private group as a companion tool for their course.
7. Distance Learning - Is it Right for You ?
Before you consider participating in a distance learning program, it is essential for to understand the fundamental requirements needed to enhance your eLearning experience. Distance Learning - Is it Right for You? will help you determine whether distance learning is the right choice for you.
8. Teach Political Science with Twitter
Using Twitter in a classroom requires careful planning to ensure that incorporating it into the course syllabus will optimize the learning experience. Twitter delivers access to numerous real-time current events that can be a valuable instructional tool.
9. Teaching with Technology
The use of technology is not only required in an online environment—today many teachers from brick and mortar institutions are beginning to incorporate technology into their own instruction.
10. Podcasting for Auditory Learners
The component driving the popularity of Podcasts can be summed up in one word: convenience. Podcasts are increasingly popular due to ease of access to them via mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
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