Sep 21, 2015
Grammar 2839 Views
Making Comparisons in English
There are several ways to make effective comparisons in English. Using these expressions with animals is one of the more interesting and colorful ways to do so. Here are some of the more common metaphors and similes in colloquial use.
"Big as a Whale"
With some species weighing up to 180 tons (200 short tons) and measuring up to 98 ft. (30 meters) in length, whales are some of the largest animals currently known to man.
"Blind as a Bat"
While not quite true, bats are not really blind. They are simply adapted to avoiding obstacles and finding prey or food in nearly absolute darkness.
"Brave as a Lion"
"Do you think the Wizard could give me some courage?" the Cowardly Lion asked. "Of course he can", replied Dorothy. "After all, lions are known for their courage." A group of lions, called a Pride, will often attack prey working together. Collectively, they can attack animals even larger than themselves such as elephants.
"Busy as a Bee"
Constantly searing ...
Sep 21, 2015
E-Learning/CALL 2933 Views
With the increasing accessibility to Internet among the masses, online education has been embraced by numerous educational institutions, schools and colleges worldwide. If we talk about intervention of electronic learning in a learner's formative years of education, then K12 learning services cater to learning requirements of students at school level.
What makes e-learning a success? Well, online learning explores a dozens of e-learning technologies like electronic books, simulations, pod casting, wikis, blogs etc. How this aspect of employing an array of online technologies into learning enhances its scope? Let's find out what facts and figures have to say regarding existing trends and scope of e-learning.
A study of the existing trend in e-learning
A recent survey in United States revealed that more than 2.35 million students enrolled themselves for various online programs. The survey also concluded that online education is becoming an integral part of many educational institutions. ...
Sep 21, 2015
Adults 3873 Views
Good morning colleagues!
The goal of this article is to teach you the top 5 steps in how to teach critical and refractive thinking to adult learners at the college or university level.
1. CREDIBILITY: To teach adult learners, you have to have credibility. Adult learners are often skeptical. You must establish first and foremost, how you have earned the right to teach them. I typically post my introductory video that offers my credentials (undergrad, master's, and Doctoral degrees). I then ensure I highlight my writing awards, my international best seller, my academic conference awards---external validation that I have earned the right to teach them.
2. TRUST: Before adult learners will follow you and be willing to learn from you, they need to trust you. How does one establish trust? Very carefully I'm afraid. When you move through the following steps, understand that you must always do what you said you will do; you must always be fair and consistent. You must treat everyone equally, ...