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2012-04-23 21:06:54

Introduction of hi-tech teaching aids in the classroom often comes with great hopes for enhanced learning. Yet a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that new technologies per se do not improve student learning, and that they present new challenges to teachers. Göran Karlsson has studied how instructional technologies — virtual learning environments such as 3D animations and model simulations — utilized to teach students science...

2011-06-04 00:00:29

ASTD Presents Michael Allen with its Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award Orlando, FL (PRWEB) June 03, 2011 The American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) presented Dr. Michael Allen, chairman and CEO of Allen Interactions Inc., with its Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award, on May 23, at a ceremony held during the ASTD 2011 International Conference & Exposition in Orlando, Florida. This ASTD award...

2009-10-29 11:39:00

PHOENIX, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A patient with late-stage pancreatic cancer is refusing anti-depression medication and has signed a Do Not Resuscitate order against his family's wishes. The family is frantic at the patient's bedside, and patients in nearby beds are becoming alarmed and agitated. The nurse overseeing this patient's care has a dilemma on her hands that has nothing to do with providing basic nursing skills. (Logo:...

2008-11-13 09:00:27

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), representing all 50 states and DC, today released the "Learning Virtually: Expanding Opportunities" report focused on current trends in virtual learning and policy recommendations for enhancing virtual learning opportunities for all students. According to Dr. Mary Ann Wolf, Executive Director of SETDA, "Virtual learning can provide each student with access to age and ability appropriate curriculum, rich and extensive resources...

2007-10-09 03:00:19

By Royse, Mary A Newton, Sarah E ABSTRACT Gaming is an innovative teaching strategy that research has shown to be effective for improving nursing student learning outcomes. Specifically, gaming enhances retention of knowledge, promotes problem-based learning, and motivates nursing students to become more engaged in their learning. The literature also indicates that the use of gaming during nursing education promotes active learning, encourages critical thinking, makes learning more...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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