Tools for Learning

Distance Learning
This section will review of how technology tools are used to enhance virtual learning by improving communication, collaboration, and knowledge sharing.

A Critical-Thinking Mindset star
No matter what level of education people achieve, chances are they have, or will eventually come across, the term “critical thinking.” Critical thinking is a process in which an individual questions the reasoning behind a particular claim or decision.

Benefits of Mind Mapping star
Mind maps provide a visual that represents your thought process. Using this bird’s-eye-view technique is a great way to identify holes in the initial structure of your story or research paper.

Plagiarism Detectors star
To alleviate any temptation you may have regarding plagiarism, keep in mind identifying plagiarized work is as easy as the act of plagiarism itself.

Teaching with Technology star
The use of technology is not only required in an online environment—today many teachers from brick and mortar institutions are beginning to incorporate technology into their own instruction.

Tools for Distance Learning star
So you have made the decision to pursue your degree online. Before you get started, there are a number of tools you should become familiar with to help you in your journey through distance learning.

University e-Books star
Thanks to the invention of the tablet and e-readers, students can now invest in these affordable handheld devices to accommodate their many personal and educational needs. One benefit that tablets and e-readers offer is the ability to download e-books at a much reduced rate compared to textbooks.

Wikipedia for College Research star
Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia of data authored by individuals from around the world who use this free, collaborative environment to share knowledge with one another. Unfortunately, the accuracy of the data shared on Wikipedia is only as reliable as the author providing the data.

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