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June 2009 Blog Posts (13)

Common Mistakes Made by Online Teachers

Today, Larry Davis, who has been teaching and teaching teachers for over 20 years, will discuss some common mistakes made by teachers that new to online teaching. You are the most welcome to join the discussion.



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Added by Alfajri Alwis on June 25, 2009 at 4:44am — No Comments

Students Without Borders: Online Communication Facilitates Global Collaboration

By Maria Glod

Washington Post Staff Writer

Wednesday, June 24, 2009



A team of very smart teenagers has set out to discover ways that maggots might make the world a better place. Two are from Loudoun County. Two live more than 9,000 miles away in Singapore.



To many U.S. politicians, educators and business leaders, Singapore's students have become a symbol of the fierce competition the nation faces from high achievers in Asia. But these four students call… Continue

Added by Dr. Rita Oates on June 24, 2009 at 2:29pm — No Comments

The 2009 Arab & American Business Fellowship

Hey everyone-



There is a program I thought you or someone you know might be interested in called the Arab & American Business Fellowship.



The Arab & American Business Fellowship is the only private-sector led exchange program that focuses on cultivating today’s global leaders. The Fellowship seeks to:



* Equip participants with a deep understanding of issues important to each region to positively shape future economic relations between the U.S. and Arab… Continue

Added by US Center for Citizen Diplomacy on June 23, 2009 at 10:39am — No Comments

World’s first tuition-free online university opens-Article from FutureGov.net

World’s first tuition-free online university opens

By Kelly Ng | 8 June 2009





NEWS

The Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development (GAID), a UN department that aims to reduce poverty by promoting the use of information and communications technology (ICT), wants to make higher education available more accessible to people who cannot afford rising tuition fees, or have problems travelling to the nearest college.



To date, US$1… Continue

Added by Shai Reshef on June 22, 2009 at 3:00am — No Comments

IHEC Blog Voted #10 in Top 100 International Exchange & Experience Blogs 2009 Competition

I recently received word from Erin Gallagher over at the bab.la and Lexiophiles team that my International Higher Education Consulting Blog was voted number 10 in their Top 100 International Exchange & Experience Blogs competition for 2009! This is exciting news and I want to thank everyone who took a moment out of your busy lives to vote for my blog in this competition. You can view the list of all of… Continue

Added by David Comp on June 16, 2009 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Supplemental Educational Services Curriculum - ICT, Maths & Science and Literacy

Standards and achievement levels have been at the forefront of educational debate since time was. I would like to introduce what we have been building for the last 8 years. TLC Kids is a specially designed real-world, interactive, inquiry-based rolling curriculum designed to address standards, attitudes and motivation in students 5-12 and continuously support learning in core subject areas throughout the primary/ elementary years. We focus on building real-world learning experiences drawing on… Continue

Added by Geoff on June 16, 2009 at 9:15am — No Comments

The Gala Masquerade Ball awaits you!

On June 13th 1:00pm - 3:00pmSLT at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Southern%20Colorado/163/42/26

the Passionate Redheads Team of the Second Life Relay For Life will holding the first Gala Ball Event. A Fashion Show will follow the ball at 4:00pm - 6:00pmSLT.

On June 14th 6:00pm - 9:00pmSLT at…

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Added by Durff on June 13, 2009 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Assistance needed in setting up a Virtual School in South Africa and Zimbabwe (Southern Africa Virtual School)

I have an e learning project im working on for the Southern Africa region starting with Zimbabwe then South Africa and we are seeking sponsorship for our On line Courses. I am the Program Coordinator for International Commission on Workforce Development (www.icwfd.com)



The ICWFD is a non-profit organization that bridges the digital divide and increases job skills in the 130 UN-designated “G77” developing countries. We provide access to over 1,500 state-of-the-art… Continue

Added by Clemence Neshita Chimukuche on June 11, 2009 at 8:33am — 1 Comment

eLearners.com Launches the National “Career Stimulus Package” from Denver, to Tackle Crisis of Undereducated, Underemployed Adult Americans

eLearners.com, a web resource of EducationDynamics, which has successfully connected learners to online education since 1999, announces the Denver launch of a new national program aimed at helping adults kick start their careers through education, entitled “Career Stimulus Package” (www.careerstimulus.com). The comprehensive career education program will offer undereducated, underemployed adults access to online education opportunities, including up… Continue

Added by Erik on June 10, 2009 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Seattle's Curious Language District

I don't know why or what for, but the only three, non-profit language outfits in Seattle have mysteriously congregated to either side of the shipping canal. Nestled into Seattle Pacific University's campus, facing the canal from across Nickerson Street, you will find the A.C.E. Language Institute, which offers English language classes to primarily overseas students on F-1 visas. A mere two hundred yards up the street (the fact that SPU's track & field compound compromises roughly half of… Continue

Added by Davey Young on June 9, 2009 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Flatten your classroom - Global Projects to embed into your curriculum

(cross-posted with other Nings and blogs in order to reach more people)



As the northern hemisphere academic year comes to an end and some us look forward to some down time I want to share with you our plans for flat classroom projects and events over the next 12 months. I encourage teachers to consider when they can embed… Continue

Added by Julie Lindsay on June 5, 2009 at 5:09am — No Comments

A Siberian Wind Blows Through Kyrgyzstan

just received this, sent by Russ Klenbach and published in Foreign Policy. Ever more critical background.



The Russification of Kyrgyzstan



By Baktybek Abdrisaev Page 1 of 1





Posted April 2009



How Russia pushed the U.S. out of a Central Asian stronghold.









MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/AFP/Getty Images

An offer he couldn't refuse: Russia has taken advantage of Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev's penchant for personal… Continue

Added by Betty Tonsing on June 1, 2009 at 5:55am — No Comments

Continuing the blogs

My work was so engaging in Kyrgyzstan.......and took my time completely away! I was also connected to other blogs and Internet postings related to my work. While my trip is now finished, I am going to post my blogs. They are still timely, and I hope you find them interesting...regardless that the assignment is now over!

Added by Betty Tonsing on June 1, 2009 at 5:55am — No Comments

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