Education

Designing, Adapting, Strategizing in Online Education -  Edited and Introduced by Phil Ice This volume emerged from the increasingly well known International Scientific Conference on eLearning and Software for Education, an event which wrestles with the development of technology for teaching and is indeed thoroughly international in the education leaders who participate. Adapting software to individual learners, social media in the classroom,…Read more Designing, Adapting, Strategizing in Online Education
Gilded Play: Mary J. Jacques’s Pranks and Pastimes - Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Edited and Introduced by Devin Proctor During America’s late nineteenth-century, parlor games were a dominant leisure activity of the upper classes. The ‘Gilded Age,’ as Mark Twain termed it, was characterized by the separation between leisurely wealth and the harsh existence of the underclasses, cleft even wider with…Read more Gilded Play: Mary J. Jacques’s Pranks and Pastimes
Harvard Episodes - by Charles Macomb Flandrau Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace When this book first appeared in 1897, the student newspaper the Harvard Crimson, was upset: “With the exception of Haydock, all the characters are unmanly, snobbish, morbid or unhappy. That such characters exist in every college class is of course undeniable, but they are, after…Read more Harvard Episodes
Harvard University Songs - by E. F. DuBois Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Eugene Floyd DuBois (1882-1959) studied medicine at Columbia after doing his undergraduate work at Harvard and graduating in 1903. At Harvard he was business editor of the Harvard Lampoon, the humor magazine, and rowed. He had a lifelong avocational interest in music but as professor…Read more Harvard University Songs
Misunderstood Children - Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace by Elizabeth Harrison Elizabeth Harrison (1849-1927) founded the National Louis University in Chicago, originally meeting in the Art Institute. She was a friend of Maria Montessori, with whom she spent time in Rome in 1912-13, and of Jane Addams, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and social reformer, and…Read more Misunderstood Children
My Garden of Memory: An Autobiography of an Advocate for Early Child Education - by Kate Douglas Wiggin Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856-1923) was a pioneer, leading the way to massive reform of children’s education in the United States, along with her sister, Nora Archibald Smith. During the late 1800s, most people had minimal education, as children went to work at very young…Read more My Garden of Memory: An Autobiography of an Advocate for Early Child Education
Negro Poetry and Drama: Revisiting the Voices of Early African American Figures - by Sterling A. Brown, Preface by Whitney Sheperd Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Commissioned by the great Alain Locke and edited by Sterling A. Brown, Negro Poetry and Drama was an essential tool in the African American adult education movement during the early twentieth century. The fight for civil rights was accompanied by a…Read more Negro Poetry and Drama: Revisiting the Voices of Early African American Figures
New Ideas for Online Learning: Keeping up with the Changes - Edited by Melissa Layne Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace  |  Open Access Can a growing number of students in distance education reach such levels that conventional education is permanently changed? Does online education reflect the current economic crisis? Are faculty becoming less and less conventional, while adjunct ranks swell still further? Is “education by…Read more New Ideas for Online Learning: Keeping up with the Changes
New Ideas for Online Learning: Keeping up with the Changes - Edited by Melissa Layne Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Can a growing number of students in distance education reach such levels that conventional education is permanently changed? Does online education reflect the current economic crisis? Are faculty becoming less and less conventional, while adjunct ranks swell still further? Is “education by Skype” potentially more…Read more New Ideas for Online Learning: Keeping up with the Changes
Old Time Schools and School Books - by Clifton Johnson Purchase on Amazon |  Purchase on CreateSpace Primers and other early American schoolbooks were often lost due to years of use, neglect and eventually becoming outdated. Thankfully, Clifton Johnson, in Old Time Schools and School-Books, is able to draw from his vast collection of school books in order to offer readers a taste…Read more Old Time Schools and School Books
Outlining Magic Circles: Jessie Bancroft’s Games for the Playground, Home, School, and Gymnasium - Purchase through Amazon  |  Download FREE Kindle version  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Edited and Introduced by Devin Proctor Games for the Playground, Home, School, and Gymnasium, first published in 1909, has been called “the most comprehensive and scholarly book on games.” It contains rules and variations of hundreds of games for schools, summer camps, parties, etc.,…Read more Outlining Magic Circles: Jessie Bancroft’s Games for the Playground, Home, School, and Gymnasium
Rigorous Grading Using Microsoft Word AutoCorrect: Plus Google Docs - by Erik Bean Ed.D. Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace This is the Word AutoCorrect booklet you’ve been wanting! It’s the 21st century and teaching and technology have combined for a better student and faculty experience. Whether you’re a full-time professor, adjunct instructor for a dozen schools or one, Rigorous Grading Using Microsoft Word AutoCorrect: Plus…Read more Rigorous Grading Using Microsoft Word AutoCorrect: Plus Google Docs
Social Media Writing Lesson Plans for YouTube, Facebook, NaNoWriMo, CreateSpace: Bonus Intro to Blogger - by Dr. Erik Bean and Emily Waszak Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Your students are already using social networks. Why not take their lessons to where they spend much time? Social Media Writing Lesson Plans published by Westphalia Press imprint of the Policy Studies Organization, Washington, D.C. is geared towards secondary and higher education English…Read more Social Media Writing Lesson Plans for YouTube, Facebook, NaNoWriMo, CreateSpace: Bonus Intro to Blogger
Stanford Patriarchs: Preliminary Notes on the Prosopographical Significance of the Beards, Dundrearies, and Muttonchops of the First (Rather Anonymous) Trustees of Stanford University, with the Rare Bancroft Company Edition of the Founding Documents - by Paul Rich Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Stanford University is a product of the Gilded Age, when robber barons turned their attention to culture. The original Stanford trustees were commemorated in the now rare Bancroft commemorative souvenir volume, which is presented with a commentary by Professor Paul Rich.   Paul Rich was…Read more Stanford Patriarchs: Preliminary Notes on the Prosopographical Significance of the Beards, Dundrearies, and Muttonchops of the First (Rather Anonymous) Trustees of Stanford University, with the Rare Bancroft Company Edition of the Founding Documents
Strategies for Online Education: New Paradigms: Internet Learning Journal: Vol. 4, No. 1 - by Melissa Layne Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Internet Learning Journal (ILJ) is a biannual, open-access, doubleblind peer-reviewed academic publication sponsored by The Policy Studies Organization (PSO) and American Public University System (APUS). The aim of Internet Learning Journal (ILJ) is to provide a venue for the publication of quality academic research with…Read more Strategies for Online Education: New Paradigms: Internet Learning Journal: Vol. 4, No. 1
Surviving Education’s Internet Revolution - Edited by Melissa Layne Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Melissa Layne, Ed.D., is the Director of Research Methodology and Editor-in- Chief for Internet Learning at American Public University System. Layne earned her doctoral degree in reading (digital literacies) from Sam Houston University in Huntsville, Texas and also holds a master’s in curriculum and…Read more Surviving Education’s Internet Revolution
The Design of Life: Development from a Human Perspective - by Dr. Norman S. Rose PhD Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace “The spiral is the pattern of all things in the universe that move and grow.” With those words, Dr. John Waskom would take his audience through time and space, through cosmos and microcosm, through human anatomy, and finally through the stages of…Read more The Design of Life: Development from a Human Perspective
The Essence of Harvard: Charles W. Eliot’s Harvard Memories - Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Edited and Introduced by Paul Rich Charles W. Eliot was the longest tenured Harvard president and one of the founders of the modern American university. He became an iconic figure in American life, called upon for opinions on virtually every subject under the sun. His “five foot shelf” of books…Read more The Essence of Harvard: Charles W. Eliot’s Harvard Memories
The Idea of the Digital University -   Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace By Frank McClusky & Melanie Winter It is widely believed that college is not what it used to be. Politicians are calling for a full-scale overhaul of higher education. The public is losing its confidence in higher education. It is argued that American higher education is in…Read more The Idea of the Digital University
The Women of the French Salons - by Amelia Gere Mason Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Amelia Gere Mason developed Women of the French Salons by creating an archive of oral histories of women who participated in the salons. She also poured through letters, original manuscripts, memoirs and other writings of participants. Mason credits the salon culture with assisting French…Read more The Women of the French Salons
Understanding Internet Policies and Complexities - Edited by Melissa Layne Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Melissa Layne, Ed.D., is the Director of Research Methodology and Editor-in- Chief for Internet Learning at American Public University System. Layne earned her doctoral degree in reading (digital literacies) from Sam Houston University in Huntsville, Texas and also holds a master’s in curriculum and…Read more Understanding Internet Policies and Complexities
Why Kindergarten Matters: Elizabeth Harrison’s A Study of Child Nature - Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Elizabeth Harrison was one of the founders of kindergarten education in the United States and a crusader for higher teaching standards in the primary schools.  Her work contributed to the founding of National Louis University in Chicago and the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), and this volume sets forth her…Read more Why Kindergarten Matters: Elizabeth Harrison’s A Study of Child Nature
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