March 29th, 2013
Compared to 40 years ago, it is an understatement to say that students this day and age have it a lot easier when it comes to communicating. Over the past few decades, technology has advanced so drastically that it has altered the ways in which students interact, collaborate, and communicate with one another.
The evolution of technology can be seen in the ways we now communicate. In the past, if a student wanted to get a message to another person close-by, he would have to walk across campus to relay it and if the individual was not within walking distance, then “snail mail” would be required—a process that took forever.
With advancements over time and the widespread use of email in the 1990s, the time it took for someone to deliver and receive a message decreased. In the late 1960s Ray Tomlinson, an MIT graduate, developed Continue reading »
March 25th, 2013
This infographic by CourseSmart shows how students save almost $3,000 a year by using technology and digital textbooks to study and collaborate.
See what apps on your smartphone and tablet have replaced items from the “analog dorm”:
March 20th, 2013
Students leaders have tendency to commit to several activities during the semester. On top of a class schedule, students will sign up for student organizations, volunteer, hold part-time jobs, and manage a social life. Very enthusiastic leaders might sign up for too much that they can handle. When setting your schedule, consider these tips:
Run through an example scenario of your day
Sometimes a schedule may make sense visually on your calendar, but can be physically exhausting when actually fulfilled. Take a day or two to run through your day on that current schedule. Did things pop up that you forgot to schedule? Did you have time for homework, sleep, and mental breaks? Keep in mind that you will have to manage that schedule for several weeks – sometimes up to five days a week, which can lead to burning out.
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March 19th, 2013
Click here to register for the Wiggio Webinar on April 10th 2013 — SOLD OUT
New to Wiggio? Not sure how you can use Wiggio to make group work easy? Have questions about the application?
Join us for a Wiggio Webinar on Wednesday, April 10th at 8pm EST. During this webinar, we’ll give a brief overview of the application then hold a Q&A session afterwards. The webinar will run for one hour.
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March 13th, 2013
Group projects are not easy to manage. It becomes especially difficult to handle as a leader when the level of participation varies amongst individual team members. Project leaders must assume all risks to bare the burden of finishing in a timely fashion and getting everything right. We must lead as an example and find creative ways to get the work done from our group members. During this past month, I’ve figured out what it takes to make it all possible from experience as captain of my debate team.
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