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iPods in Classroom can Boost Academic Time and Resources for English Language Learners

AUSTIN, Texas — Providing English language learners (ELLs) with iPod Touches, or similar handheld devices, can increase learning time and motivation, according to a study from The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education.

To find out how ELL students and teachers would use iPods and how they would feel about using the devices for educational purposes, Min Liu, a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, examined elementary, middle and high school classes in a Central Texas school district. She found the devices might be useful tools in closing the achievement gap between ELLs and their English-speaking peers. Qualitative and quantitative data gathered during the 2010-12 school years revealed that students enjoyed educational benefits from the devices’ mobility, flexibility, connectivity and multimedia capabilities.

College of Education graduate students Cesar Navarrete, Erin Maradiegue and Jennifer Wivagg assisted Liu in this study. (more…)

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Yahoo! and Electus Launch ‘Ready, Set, Dance!’ — a New Original, Branded Entertainment Program Sponsored by State Farm(R)

*First Program Launch From the Electus-Yahoo! Partnership
The Initiative, Created by Notional in Partnership With Electus, Introduces a New Creative Format and Taps Into America’s Interest in Dance; Available on Yahoo! Music*
 

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sep 29, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) and Electus, an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq:IACI), today unveiled the first integrated content initiative of the brands’ previously announced content partnership, bringing a new format of original, branded entertainment programming to the web with “Ready, Set, Dance!”

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The Virtual Future of Printed Media

Today is not the best time for printed press. It becomes obvious already that printed newspapers and magazines do not win the fight with online media.  

However, the traditional media will not disappear. 

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