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New YouTube Channel for Teachers and Tutors

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The YouTube Teachers channel invites you to “spend more time teaching, less time searching. This well-organized channel “was created to help teachers use educational YouTube videos to educate, engage and inspire their students.”

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Learning Analytics – What Is It and How Can It Help Tutors and Teachers?

On December 6, 2011, in Assessment, online learning, Technology in Education, by Scott Cronenweth
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Learning analytics is becoming one of the hottest topics in higher education, mostly in theoretical/research contexts but increasingly in real-world applications. Still in its early stages, it is a rapidly expanding and diversely defined subject area that intersects with data mining, data modeling, knowledge management, business intelligence, information storage/retrieval and potentially much more.

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5 Tips for Tutors on Teaching Study Skills

On November 1, 2011, in online learning, Resources, Test preparation, tips, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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As a tutor, supporting your students to learn better study skills might be one of the best ways to improve their academic performance.

 
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Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition Heats Up

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Enter the badge, “… a validated indicator of accomplishment, skill, quality or interest…” that can be earned in almost any learning environment. Badges can motivate and support ongoing learning, validate skills and education, help build reputation and confirm knowledge acquisition.

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Free Online Tutoring Programs Are on the Rise

On July 26, 2011, in Education Industry, online learning, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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In the US, the Supplemental Education Services (SES) component of the No Child Left Behind Act provides free tutoring for low-income students in low-performing schools. But that program may not be funded much longer. And what about all the children, as well as adults, who don’t qualify? Here in the US, there is a growing response to the need for publically available free tutoring for both kids and adults – and many of these new services are delivered online.

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Online Peer Tutoring Comes of Age

On June 28, 2011, in online learning, tips, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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Peer tutoring in one form or another is probably as old as human collaboration itself. So what’s new and different all of a sudden? As with so many other modes of learning and knowledge transmission, it’s how the application of web technology has expanded the possibilities.

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Global Private Tutoring Market Continues Strong Growth

On May 31, 2011, in Education Industry, online learning, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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Despite tough economic times, the tutoring industry continues to grow all over the world — in some countries rivaling public education expenditures. The reasons are varied, but all signs point to continued growth for this important education sector.

 
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5 Clever SAT Preparation Videos to Share with Your Tutoring Students

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Though you may have a defined strategy for helping your students achieve their best scores on the SAT, you may from time to time want to mix up your tutoring experience and connect with your students on their level. Online video is a great way for tutors to connect and engage with students online and […]

 
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10 Jaw-Droppingly Awesome Infographics on Education

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Infographics can change the way we learn, the way we see information put in front of us.  They help us digest that information and leads us to draw important conclusions more swiftly. After doing a little research online I was able to discover 10 gorgeous infographics on education that do more than simply show information, […]

 
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How School of One is Changing the Way Math is Taught

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Every day in a normal classroom, a math teacher stands up at the front of the room and lectures to students. The students who struggle sit in silent vigil while teachers continue foward, past the point where they got hung up. If the teacher is sick, tired or exhausted, they bring that up to the board […]