If used strategically, smartphones can be a great tool to help you boost your productivity toward your educational endeavors. In fact, four apps can turn a smartphone from a disruption into a tool that boosts learning, productivity, and organization while offering opportunities for collaboration.
The Ohio Educational Technology Conference (OETC) is the country’s premier P-20 state educational technology conference. This year, OETC takes place Feb. 14-16 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. OETC features intensive pre-conference workshops on Feb. 14, and world-renowned keynote speakers, more than 200 educational sessions, an extensive exhibit hall and interactive experiences such as makerspaces and robotics on Feb. 15-16.
Library-led affordable learning initiatives at institutions of higher education are gaining traction in Ohio and help the efforts of students and faculty alike. OhioLINK recently joined the University of Minnesota’s Open Textbook Network (OTN), a consortium of colleges and universities working to advance open textbook initiatives.
A hurdle we have experienced at eStudent Services (eSS) has been how we can engage students to make them aware of our programs in eight seconds. With just over a half million students enrolled in higher education in Ohio, keeping that student population engaged and informed has been an impossible task, but with some help can be achieved.
Education has been my vocation and passion for most of my life. So as a baby boomer, I can tell you that many of us are not just resting as we get to retirement age. Some of us are still actively engaged in our jobs, some in volunteer work, while still others are busy mentoring the next generation. The point? Lifelong learning is real and doable.
Something as simple as a postcard from one conference can be a networking investment toward your next conference. Here's how one eStudent Services team member was able to network like a champ at a recent conference by using a postcard from a previous one for some critical research into such things as who the keynote speakers were and who other attendees of the upcoming conference could be.