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On Wuhan virus and education: let us make the best use of what we have

The pandemic is a time of difficulties. Some of the benefits and learning that happen in traditional school setting are not readily available in online learning or homeschooling. However, education must go on, and we have to work best with the tools available to us as teachers and as students.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 11 Sep 2020 under Thoughts

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Should we resort to academic freeze during the pandemic?

No to academic freeze. Our society cannot afford a halt in education. Teachers and students can change the way education works using technology. There is inequality in online education but even without the pandemic, there’s always inequality in education.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 07 Aug 2020 under Thoughts

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How to capitalize Ipad, Iphone, and Ebay?

Many tech companies are insisting on unusual capitalizations these past few years. You don’t have to follow the brand name spelling preferred by corporations that own these brands. Capitalization is not a matter of correct or incorrect spelling.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 15 Feb 2020 under Thoughts

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What is gamification of elearning?

Gamification of elearning is the inclusion of game elements to an elearning lesson, course, or program. The aim is to motivate learners to go through the learning process.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 21 Dec 2019 under Terms, Thoughts

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How data science can be used in elearning?

Data science has a wide range of applications, and data scientists are everywhere. Data science can be very useful in the elearning process, and data scientists can provide new insights on how to deliver and improve lessons.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 26 Aug 2019 under Thoughts

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Rethinking of FOSS in education

Software programs developed by those who are in it for money seems to be better than those who are in it for ideology, but the latter can provide knowledge that will make learning the former much easier.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 04 Feb 2019 under Thoughts

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Compromising FOSS with future job requirements

Using FOSS will not make students less competitive in a job market where it seems employers prefer those who know how to use proprietary software, but you can have a middle ground wherein you can use FOSS in computer literacy classes and the students can still claim they know how to use some of these commercial software programs.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 05 Sep 2013 under Thoughts

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Protect your school from BSA raids

Use FOSS and have a peace of mind as your school becomes free from disruptive BSA raids and other technology-related legal problems.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 03 Sep 2013 under Thoughts

FOSS using schools can have their peace of mind while BSA ship is chasing software pirates

Why use FOSS in schools?

There will be several benefits for schools to start adopting free and open-source software programs in their computer laboratories and in their curriculum. They cost less, they are more secured, and software raids of law enforcers and lawsuits are unlikely to come to your school gates.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 02 Sep 2013 under Thoughts

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Why Wikipedia is not suitable for academic research?

Wikipedia is a popular source and possibly currently the largest repository of data. Despite its success, several teachers, professors and other academics discourages if not outright forbid students from using Wikipedia as reference material. There are reasons not to trust the credibility of Wikipedia and many of these reasons are from its original design.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 25 Apr 2013 under Thoughts

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