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99 Excellent Open Access Journals for Educators

Just like physicians, the best educators stay informed with the latest developments in their field. Luckily, it doesn’t take anything more than time to have access to quality journals for educators whether they teach at the pre K-12, college, or  graduate  level. The following open access journals provide top-notch scholarly information available at no cost. Most of these journals are published just once or a few times a year, so subscribe to several so you can keep up-to-date on the latest research coming out of the field of  educatio n . Education Research, Practices, and Approaches These journals focus on research, practices, and specific approaches to education on all levels including pre K-12, college students in  bachelor degree programs , and graduate students. Journal of Curriculum and Instruction . The articles here focus on research and practice relevant to pre K-12 education. The School Community Journal . The mission of this journal is to unite the entire commun

A Manifesto for Better Academic Presentations

Academic presentations are broken! Admit it – the average academic talk is a cure for insomnia. It goes a bit like this: - Speaker clears their throat and begins in a hoarse whisper by reading their name and presentation title from the screen, despite the fact that those words are shown on the screen in font size 36! - Next comes the pointless “contents” slide. It still amazes me that when people have only 15 minutes to summarise the work that has taken four years of their life, they feel obligated to spend a quarter of that time explaining that their introduction will be followed by a literature review. - By the time we get to the meat of the presentation, the presenter has run out of steam. The part of the presentation that should have the biggest impact – what they did, why they did it and what they found – gets forgotten about or rushed as the speaker realises that their time has run out. But there is hope During my PhD, Heriot-Watt University brought in a non-academi

The Differences Between eLearning and Distance Learning

There are lots of terms out there when it comes to new styles of learning. If you’re looking to create new courses or new methods to deliver training, it can feel over complicated. What’s the difference between eLearning and distance learning? Does it even matter? Which is better? We’ve teamed up with the tutors from Assignment help to understand the difference between the two once and for all. Here’s what you need to know, and how you can use them to your advantage. What Is eLearning? eLearning is any kind of learning that includes technology to help the learner. This can include videos, touch screen technology, online tools, or any other kind of media. What most people don’t realise about eLearning is that it can happen right in the classroom. The term just refers to the tools used. That being said, eLearning can be used when teacher and student are separated too. What is distance learning? Distance learning, as the term implies, is where the student and the teacher are s