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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Editor's Hand Picked Headline News

Logging into learning by Sumithra Thangavelu

Globally, the World Wide Web was changing the face of conventional education, with several top-notch universities offering their course streams online. In India, a large number of corporates were providing customised e-learning courses to employees through global and local tie-ups, to better efficiency and bottomlines. And, the industry valued these certifications as much as it did a normal degree.

Source: The Hindu Business Line

The Net Generation Goes to College by Jack M. Germain

In the eyes of students who have grown up with computers and the Internet, the quality of a college's technology has a lot to do with its quality of education. In fact, they'll often view an institution's tech level as a major factor in deciding where to attend college. They're looking for places that provide various media outlets to receive classroom content, however many universities are slow to adapt.


Web Analytics: The Crystal Ball of Customer Behavior? by John Lovett

Web analytics provides a window into customer behavior, actions and intentions that can be harnessed to improve the customer experience and impact revenue. Recent Aberdeen research revealed that the predominant strategy identified by 44% of all online web sites is to use web analytics to gauge customer behavior and drive operational changes throughout their organizations.

NSTA’s latest ready resource: Science Objects

Learning about science isn’t always easy, and teaching various concepts can be quite vexing at times, particularly for newer teachers. Stepping in to provide a bit of assistance, the National Science Teachers Association has created these helpful science objects that provide a bit of a refresher course in each area. Created in partnership with organizations like NASA, NOAA, and the GE Foundation, these interactive features cover Newton’s First, Second, and Third Laws, the origins of the universe, and the universe outside our own solar system. Visitors can also search to discover features that cover coral reef ecosystems, the different kinds of energy, and the ocean’s affect on weather and climate.

Source: The Scout Report: June 1, 2007, Volume 13, Number 21