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"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you."
- B.B. King

Making the Most of Summer Plans

Junior Prof | INSIDE Higher Ed

This time a year ago, I finished my degree and headed into the summer unsure of what to do with myself. It was only in hindsight that I thought critically about how to invest my time and energy over the summer. (Those thoughts are documented here.)

This year, I'm taking a more active approach and creating a plan for the summer before it begins. Here, I describe the decisions I've made in terms of my teaching, structuring my time for research and reading for professional enrichment.

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Does it pay to cheat? A college dean's thoughts on the student admissions scandal

By: Debbie Psihountas / News Press

By now, we have all heard of the huge college admissions scandal that has resulted in celebrities and others being charged with honest services mail fraud and more. Several of the accused parents have made initial court appearances. Several coaches and administrators have lost jobs as a result.

But what about the students who gained admission by their parents cheating on their behalves?

These questions just surfaced.

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Hidden iPad Features to Help Students with Learning Difficulties

By: Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The value of technology, as Apple Education states, is in its empowering character, when individuals use it to extend their physical and cognitive limitations and transform their learning. Technology opens a world of limitless learning possibilities for persons with learning difficulties and in today's post we are featuring some of the important features embedded in iPad that can help complement learners' vision, hearing, motor skills, and literacy. To access these assistive features head over to your iPad home screen and click on settings icon, next click on General and select Accessibility and then turn on the features you are interested in. Some of the assistive features as lied out in Apple's guide include:

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