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A New Beginning for Direct Network

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jul 16, 2018 8:30:00 AM

To bring you the latest and best information about the trends in education that impact your students, faculty and school, Direct Network is adopting a new, streamlined format that will keep your community ahead of the curve.

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Quality Counts: Why Faculty Need Streamlined OER

Posted by Lori Reese on Jul 12, 2018 5:30:00 AM

State legislators and administrators alike wonder why faculty aren’t clamoring to use Open Educational Resources. Though the academic community has been abuzz with talk of OER for years, research shows teachers have been slow to latch onto the trend.

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The Unexpected Longevity of Print

Posted by Lori Reese on Jul 11, 2018 5:30:00 AM

When the iPad® first appeared in 2010, I was among those who believed print texts were going the way of vinyl. Print might fulfill the longings of future collectors and fetishists, I thought, but for those of us whose profession relied on books, the practical attractions of a digital library would trump any sentimental attachment to the gleam of a paperback spine.

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5 Things Successful Executives Do to Increase Productivity

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jul 10, 2018 5:30:00 AM

Too often people need more hours in a day. The lists of tasks that need to be completed grow rather than shrink in size, especially when you are the central decision-maker for a school. Meetings, interruptions and office politics eat away at your time. Here are five ways some of the country’s top executives manage their time to increase productivity.

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Professional Development in Education

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jul 9, 2018 5:30:00 AM

Professional development is critical for teachers. They learn and develop strategies to bring into their classrooms that enhance their ability to teach, increase their understanding of new technology and how to effectively implement it in their curriculum, and grow the skills they already have by enhancing them through education. At least, that’s how it should be.

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5 Tips for Handling Rush

Posted by Lori Reese on Jul 5, 2018 5:30:00 AM

As the school year draws near, so does the course materials rush. Along with the pressure to ensure everything arrives before day one, come calls and visits from students, faculty and parents — some polite, some angry, some frantic.

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Happy 4th of July

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jul 4, 2018 5:30:00 AM
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5 Reasons Faculty Will Swoon for MBS Direct’s eText Builder

Posted by Lori Reese on Jul 3, 2018 5:30:00 AM

To outsiders, the phrase custom course pack might sound as dull as a 200-page tax form. Teachers have been copying their favorite stories, chapters, graphics and handouts in a variety of ways for centuries. What makes designing course packs with eText Builder different? Let this long-time teacher tell you.

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Trouble in Mind: A New Study Shows a Need for Strong Mental Health Networks on Campus

Posted by Lori Reese on Jul 2, 2018 5:30:00 AM

Hate-crime, anorexia, trauma, rape, psychosis, suicide: They're words no one likes to utter, but neglecting to do so can be a tragic (and costly) failure to address the realities of college life. New research shows that now more than ever campuses must take preventative steps to protect student mental health.

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Can Microsoft Overtake Google’s Classroom Dominance?

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jun 28, 2018 5:30:00 AM

Earlier this month, at the company’s EDU event, Microsoft revealed they are returning to the world of education in a big way. Introducing new equipment, apps and pedagogical innovation that could give Google a run for the top spot, competing on all levels — including cost.

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