Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Endless Possibilities for Summer Reading


Whether you like mysteries, classics or fiction, you'll find recommendations here. Click the title link above to access the site.

Friday, May 23, 2008

New Test Content for the GRE

From The Chronicle News Blog, May 22nd - Next July, the GRE Will Add a New Component on Skills Not Just Aptitude - Click the title link above to go directly to the article.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2008-2009

The Occupational Outlook Handbook 2008-2009 is available online. Please click the title link above.

You can use the OOH to search for occupations by utilizing its alphabetical index. One can find information about job related training, education and skills required, projected growth in a particular field and average salaries per occupation.

For your convenience, pdf and html formats are available for printing or download.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Educause Survey Results - Top 10 IT Issues in Higher Education

From The Chronicle, May 08, 2008

Educause, the higher-education-technology consortium, released the results yesterday of its 2008 survey on the top IT issues in higher education.

The top-10 issues “most important for… institutions to resolve for strategic success” are:
1) Security
2) Administrative/ERP Information Systems
3) Funding IT
4) Infrastructure
5) Identity/Access Management
6) Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity
7) Governance, Organization, and Leadership
8) Change Management
9) E-Learning/Distributed Teaching and Learning
10) Staffing/HR Management/Training

Since 2003, the top three issues issues have been, in various rankings, security, administrative/ERP information systems, and funding IT. This year was the first time that “change management” appeared in the top-10 list, however.

Click here to find resources relating to each of these issues and an additional breakdown of the survey results.—Catherine Rampell

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Constructive Use of Cell Phones in Class

From The Chronicle, May 7,2008

Using Cellphones in the Classroom (Constructively)

While some scholars may question the value of introducing leisure-associated technologies into the classroom, education blogger Steve Dembo offers a short list of ways cellphones can be used to enhance the learning process:
1) Check the spelling/definition of a word
2) Research a topic
3) Look up reference images
4) Pull up maps (even with satellite imagery)
5) Document a science lab with built in digital camera/video
6) Fact check on the fly
7) Mail questions to the teacher that they might be embarrassed to ask
8) Classroom response system
9) Take quizzes
10) Record and/or listen to podcasts