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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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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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Under the Influence: Social Media Takeovers

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jun 25, 2018 5:30:00 AM

A commercial comes on, what do you do? Get up and walk away, fast forward because no one watches live TV anymore, or ignore it while you talk to your family or play on your phone. This is the problem all brands, regardless of size, are running into. How can you reach a targeted audience in a way that won’t be easily tuned out?

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War of the Wireless Devices

Posted by Lori Reese on Jun 19, 2018 5:30:00 AM

Which works best in the classroom — iPads™ or Chromebooks? Educators have debated that ever since Apple’s tablet and Google’s laptop first appeared on the market in 2010 and 2011 respectively.

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5 Ways a Campus Text Messaging Program Can Work for You

Posted by Lori Reese on Jun 18, 2018 5:30:00 AM

If you want to get student communications right, you probably suspect issuing a school email isn’t enough. Email remains a fabulous vehicle for the deskbound: office workers check theirs about 30 times an hour. But for those on the go — like students and faculty — it's unreliable.

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Managing Unmanageable Employees

Posted by Lori Reese on Jun 13, 2018 5:30:00 AM

A toxic employee makes the daily stresses of the education world unbearable. Already, tensions abound with faculty politics, student and family financial concerns — not to mention issues regarding enrollment and retention. These workers create chaos, lower morale and inspire your best employees to quit.

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Spotlight: Jennifer Relles — the OER Solution Right for You

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jun 12, 2018 5:30:00 AM

This week we had the pleasure of sitting down with MBS Direct’s Publisher Relations Coordinator Jennifer Relles to discuss OER. Jennifer has been with MBS for five years and loves helping clients discover the ins and outs of OER services and low-cost digital content alternatives.

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