Thanks to Technology, Online Schools a Viable Option

Brianna Meiers writes around the web about issues of technology and education, and has recently published a comprehensive look at online schooling available today. In her post below, Brianna discusses ways in which Internet learning may be helpful to Americans posted or living abroad. Traditional study abroad programs present students with a range of choices as it is, as facultyabroad.com has explored. The online opportunities presented below expand the possibilities even further, giving ...
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The Many Roles of a Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Professor

The Many Roles of a Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Professor
By Melanie Foster freelance writer higher education for education-related websites and blogs Professors who take part in their college’s faculty-led study abroad programs know that the work is both rewarding and challenging. As fun and exciting as teaching abroad is, there is nothing easy about it. This is because the faculty member is not only in charge of their classroom; they are also in charge of planning and managing an array of other extracurricular activities and overseeing the ord...
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Top 5 Technologies for Teachers

Technology and education are becoming virtually synonymous. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that 97 percent of teachers had one or more computers located in the classroom, and  Internet access was available for 93 percent of classrooms in America. The ratio of students to computers in the classroom is 5.3 to 1. Applications, smartphones, SMARTboards,  new hardware and more advanced software has driven advancement of our lesson plans, maximized our reach as a teacher, and a...
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Organically promote Study Abroad through Learning Objectives & Outcomes

In spite of extensive promotion and repeated inclusion of Study Abroad as a priority in university goals, there seems to be a certain level of contradiction at work. We want students to study abroad, because of the great value it provides academically, personally, professionally, but we don't think it’s important enough to be included in undergraduate degree requirements. Mixed Messages When messages are mixed, they don’t work well. What we need are clear and unified values. When we don't ...
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