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MOOCs – 5 Ways They Can Help Tutors Grow Their Businesses

On May 29, 2012, in digital content, ed tech, online learning, Technology in Education, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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Whether you’re an independent tutor or work for a training company, private school or other organization, teaching a MOOC gives you multiple opportunities to grow your business.

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Microsoft + Nook = More Electronic Textbooks

On May 1, 2012, in digital content, digital publishing, ed tech, In The News, Technology in Education, by Scott Cronenweth
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What’s likely to happen, like incorporating cameras into phones, is that e-book readers will simply be incorporated into our PCs, laptops and mobile devices. So ultimately it’s not about selling a Kindle or a Nook, but about selling electronic content for learners and readers.

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Online-Only Public Schools: Potential Impacts on Tutors

On April 10, 2012, in Education Industry, online learning, Technology in Education, Tutoring, Uncategorized, by Scott Cronenweth
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The popularity of online public schools is increasing nationwide. Full-time online public education is now available to students in grades K-12 in about 30 states. Currently, over 250,000 students are enrolled in public online charter schools. Are cyber-schools really a better way to approach public education?

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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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Four Ways Tutors and Teachers Can Use Pinterest

On February 28, 2012, in ed tech, Social Media, Teaching, Technology, Technology in Education, tips, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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Millions of people are now using Pinterest to plan their weddings or home remodels, market products or just share ideas and inspirations. And Pinterest is also a great technology for education!

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The Edublog Awards 2011… and Some Personal Favorite Edublogs

On February 15, 2012, in blogging for tutors, digital content, ed tech, Social Media, Technology in Education, by Scott Cronenweth
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The 2011 Edublog Awards winners were announced several weeks ago by the Edublog Awards Blog. The purpose of this blog, which is sponsored by the edublogs.org educational blogging service, is to promote and demonstrate the educational value of learner and teacher blogs and websites.

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The STEM Trend’s Growing Impact on Out-of-School Learning

On January 10, 2012, in Education Industry, Technology, Technology in Education, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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The growing energy behind STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curricula in US schools is influencing the after-school and tutoring communities to provide new learning options.

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Fun Facts about Technology Use on Campus

On December 27, 2011, in ed tech, Technology, Technology in Education, by Scott Cronenweth
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Reports on an interesting info-graphic describing technology usage and preferences among college 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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Steve Jobs’ Impact on Teaching and Tutoring

On October 11, 2011, in Education, General, In The News, Technology in Education, by Scott Cronenweth
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Though a college dropout himself, Steve Jobs did much to revolutionize educational technology, and even education itself.

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