#Online Learning

A Lesson in Inverse Consequences: online learning tools

Burning the candle at both ends is defined by the Cambridge Dictionary as “To work or do other things from early in the morning until late at night and so get very little rest.”. The integration of online learning tools such as Schoology forces students to do just that....
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Free Live Homework Help Now Available at the Library

Gain access to homework help (and much more) from the Library’s catalog with Brainfuse’s HelpNow™ database and your library card! Brainfuse HelpNow™ provides learning solutions for users of diverse needs and background. Students communicate with live tutors using an interactive whiteboard to chat, write, draw, copy/paste text or images and graph homework problems. Access Brainfuse through the Newton Public Library Online Catalog and logging in with your library card.
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A $39.99 Training Investment Gives You Unlimited Earning Potential—Learn How To Code Today

Learning to code has numerous benefits. Here are a few just to get started. Coding can help you understand technology, it can enhance problem-solving skills, it will improve language learning skills and it will greatly improve your career prospects. If you’ve been thinking about learning to code, but really didn’t have the time or the funds—your wait is over. Right now, you can get the skills you need at an incredible price, but that’s not all. This coding bundle has lifetime access, and that means you can learn at your own pace and revisit material whenever you want.
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Student Development of Human Agency in an Online Course: Strategies for Instructors

Mechanisms of human agency, namely, self-regulation, self-direction, and online learning self-efficacy, are situated in the literature as fundamental to student persistence in an online course (Rovai, 2003; Stephen et al., 2020, Tinto, 1993). Zimmerman (1998, 2002) described a self-regulated student as an active participant in the learning process who sets goals, employs and adjusts strategies to assist them in achieving their goals, engages in self-assessment activities, manages their time, and attributes results to behaviors or actions. Active learning, goal setting, and self-evaluation also describe behaviors and actions associated with a student who is self-directed. Knowles (1975) explained that self-directed students also autonomously initiate instructional activities, determine their learning needs, and ascertain the resources needed to accomplish their goals. To engage in the processes of self-regulation and self-direction, students need to have a high level of self-efficacy, which is a motivational disposition that supports persistence by sustaining intention and long-term planning, and encouraging self-correcting actions (Bandura, 1997).

Chromebook Controversy

The sounds of footsteps flood the library. Chattering voices float across the room in anticipation and curiosity as students pick up their schedules and IDs, but most importantly, their new chromebooks. In August, due to new grant funding, each student was given a chromebook issued by the school in hopes...

Online Resources Every Professor Needs

Teaching is a work of heart, or so the saying goes—but it’s also a work of refined skill. Staying up to date on the latest educational technologies, trends and issues is vital for professors seeking to sharpen their skills and make a continuing impact on students. Plenty of...