Citation Makers – Should the Students Cite by Hand, or is Technology Better?

In a recent discussion in a Facebook Group, a teacher asked “The teachers in my new English department are completely against online citation makers. They feel that they (the websites) occasionally make errors and kids should learn all the commas, semi-colons, etc. of typing their own citations. I respectfully disagree and believe the most important […]

The Principles of Instruction #Infographic – Constant Improvement is Universal

Teaching is both an art, and a science. Many of the best teachers seem to naturally take to this model, as they perfect the art of teaching. But the science behind it makes sense, as well. Think about anything you’ve attempted to learn to do. If you wanted to learn to be a better blogger, you […]

What is Your Personal Mission As An Educational Leader?

Q: What do you want your students to do? You might say “learn all the material” or “be kind to each other” or “work well together” or “understand the curriculum.” Your school may have a mission statement. “Prepare learners of the future.” “Inspire all students.” “Develop College and Career Readiness.” “Empower all Students to Become […]

Are Online Classes the Kiss of Death for Struggling Students? | #techcorrect #OnlineEd

When you hear about online courses, as a faculty member, one might think “Online courses are not as good as in-person courses.” I can certainly understand why faculty feel this way – online courses have the reputation as being taught by less-than-qualified adjuncts, being boring, having students enroll that have less skills than a “normal” student, […]

Does Online Education Deepen the Divide Between Quality Education and Ease of Use?

In an article from The Chronicle of Higher Education, 3 Things Academic Leaders Believe About Online Education, the author suggests that leaders in education believe that online education is critical – to all types of colleges, that hybrid courses (part online, part in class) are just as good as face-to-face classes, and that most professors (72%) […]

25 Excuses Students Make When They Want to Quit School

1. School is too hard. 2. School is not worth it. 3. This school is not that good. 4. School is a waste of time. 5. School (or studying, or your major) is not really my passion. 6. The professors are incompetent. 7. The professors are inconsistent. I never know what to expect. 8. The […]

How to Study if You Don’t Have Time

If you are going to pass your college classes and get that degree, you have to invest a lot of time time. Students are busier than ever, and stretched in different directions. Very few students are solely committed to college courses, without worrying about finances, families, and their future. How do you make the time? “Image […]

Technology has solved the problem of “women in science”

Technology has made a difference in all things. Think about student success. Technology helps us get organized, do better research, and collaborate. Technology has made the dissertation process better. Whereas once, students felt lonely while writing, that is not true today. Where you might not have a good advisor, now you can collaborate with others. […]

Emotionally Ready For Dual Enrollment? 10 Questions To Ask

Dual enrollment programs (DE) enable high school students to take a college course instead of a high school course, usually earning them “free” college credit. Earning college credit for free (these programs are paid for by the student’s high school, a program at the local university, or through a grant) seems like a no-brainer. Who […]