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Scaffolding of Knowledge in Higher Education

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By Dr. Irina A. Weisblat Community colleges provide a nice step between high school and university life. The skills students learn can have a significant impact on how well they will do in a larger university system. Understanding how course sequencing can impact the learning process of basic skills is important for filling the gaps that could make a difference between success and failure.  Sequencing works a lot like scaffolding. Each piece of knowledge fits together with other pieces of knowledge to create higher levels of thinking. Students that skip one series of learning can often be impacted at later stages of their learning process. How courses are sequenced and pieces of knowledge built on one another is a sign of the quality of a program.  At times it is necessary to have researchers look how the information is sequenced throughout the program to ensure students are ready to take on more complex arguments and classes. You wouldn’t want to put business accoun

Call for Papers: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference

Date: March 2nd-4th, 2015 Locations: Madrid, Spain Website: www.inted2015.org Submit your abstract at www.inted2015.org/submit before December 4th, 2014 INTED2015 will provide the ideal opportunity to present your projects and experiences. It is the perfect platform to discuss the latest developments in the field of Teaching and learning methodologies, educational innovations and new technologies applied to Education and Development. After 9 years, INTED has become an annual meeting point for lecturers, researchers, professors, educational scientists and technologists. Every year, INTED brings together over 700 delegates from 80 different countries. Submission Information: There will be 3 presentation modalities: Oral, Poster or Virtual. You can submit your abstracts proposals until December 4th, 2014. Abstracts should be submitted online at www.inted2015.org/online_submission Goals: - Share best practices and promote international partnership and cooperation - Prese

Webinar: Free Online Webinar on Student E-Portfolios

Join Ms. Stephanie Lehman, Assessment Analyst, and Dr. Kim Hogelucht, Associate Professor of Business at Point Loma Nazarene University, as they present: Students Engaged: Our Institution's e-Portfolio Story Wednesday, January 29 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm CT To learn more about the presenters, this webinar and to register, click below: Point Loma Nazarene University will present on the conditions leading up to the need for an e-Portfolio initiative across the campus, the creation of an e-Portfolio template for use, the transition from hard copy portfolios to e-Portfolios, and the value students gained from having an e-Portfolio in the job search process. Attendees will also gain insight into this institution’s systematic process for transitioning students and faculty from a binder portfolio to an e-Portfolio and be able to view examples of e-Portfolios for business, nursing, family and consumer sciences, and promotion/tenure. Website