Students and social media

Implementing Facebook, Twitter and other social media in higher education isn’t as simple as it seems, as Luke Evans discovers. Posted by Rebecca Paddick on University Business. Back in February 2010, a blog called Three Word Chant stumbled across an article from the 27 February 1995 issue of Newsweek. The article, entitled ‘Why the Web […]

Grit & self-control. Are they the keystones to academic success? The following article from National Geographic profiles Professor Angela Duckworth and her team as they measure the character traits may predict student success. Written by Marguerite Del Giudice Angela Duckworth and her team devise strategies to help students learn how to work hard and adapt in the face […]

Teacher mentoring Student

Written by Thomas L. Friedman for The New York Times. With millions of students returning to school — both K-12 and college — this is a good time to review the intriguing results of some research that Gallup did over the past year, exploring the linkages between education and long-term success in the workplace. That is: What […]

Freshman Student

Written by Katie Dwyer for HackCollege. Moving to college is a stressful moment—a full transition from life at home to a new academic, social, geographic, and personal reality. For many of us who set out on the stereotypical dorm life college reality, freshman year involves packing up and moving out, in a single moment becoming both […]

Originally posted on Open Assembly Blog:
For all kinds of learners, summer offers an extended stretch of time to discover new ideas and skills on an informal basis. With the fall semester approaching, this got Open Assembly intern Elise Melconian thinking about informal education within more conventional and formal contexts. As easily as typing a question into…