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e-learning: A report

... 4. e-learning is naturally suited to distance learning and flexible learning, but can also be used in conjunction with face-to-face teaching, in which case the term blended learning is commonly used.
5. e-Learning pioneer Bernard Luskin argues that the "e" should be interpreted to mean exciting, energetic, enthusiastic, emotional, extended, excellent, and educational in addition to "electronic."
6. Some of the applications, processes, and media involved in e-learning are Computer-based learning, Web-based training, virtual classroom, Social networks, Blogs, and other digital collaboration ...


10 advantages of e-learning

1. e-learning enables people to learn anytime and anywhere. It allows learners to receive instruction despite geographic and time disparities.
2. It could cater to people with physical disabilities, women who were not allowed to enroll in educational institutions open only to men, people who had jobs during normal school hours, and those who lived in remote regions where schools did not exist.
3. It could provide educational opportunities to people in a country despite shortage of classrooms, qualified teachers, and instructional materials ...



This article on plagiarism contributed by MARY ROSEANN A. RAMIREZ was originally published in the December 2010 issue of SINAG-CSSP, the official publication of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP) UP Diliman. Its complete title is "'CAUSE I TOTALLY CHEATED ON THIS ARTICLE1: Or, How to Successfully Plagiarize in UP Diliman." (You, too, can have your articles published here. Send them through e-mail to


EVERYTHING can be plagiarized. Quotations, articles, blogs, photos, graphs, lesson plans, source codes, web sites, drawings, music, even ideas. With enough practice, you’ll never have to do any work at all ...

1. Alter words but imitate the structure of the sentence without citing the original. Yeah, exactly like that ...

2. Copy words or ideas from someone without giving credit, but make sure too misppell a few things on perpose! ...


On Private Schools Amidst Economic Crisis

IT HAS BEEN OBSERVED that enrolment in many private schools has tremendously gone down due to increasing cost of private education. Many students have been transferring to public schools and this phenomenon has caused worries to school owners. How can private school stay afloat in this kind of environment without sacrificing quality?


7 Common Themes Among Effective Schools

1. Clear School Mission

There is a clearly articulated school mission through which the staff shares an understanding of and commitment to instructional goals, priorities, assessment procedures and accountability. Staff accept responsibility for students' learning of the school's essential curricular goals.


Technology and Education

TECHNOLOGY HAS, INDEED, changed the complexion of education in the last ten years. As transmission of information or knowledge is an essential aspect of education, the invention of computer and internet technology, for instance, has made teaching and imparting knowledge somehow easier and more efficient.

            In the basic and higher education alike, computer technology has been bringing about modern and creative approaches in conveying knowledge. Elementary students today can find learning as entertainment through Video Presentations via DVD technology, projector, etc. Students in all levels can now consider studying to be fun through technologies such as Interactive Whiteboards, Proximas, PowerPoint games, interactive DVDs, and other softwares. Internet sites like Wikipedia, Microsoft Encarta on-line, and various academic blog sites—through which viewers can easily find information about almost anything—had become comfortably accessible to teachers and students alike. (It is with this easy access to huge blocks of information that the popular motto, “one-click-away” emerged.)


The need to follow the law

IN THIS WORLD, every nation has its own law. Laws that would regulate the actions of people, to prohibit something, prescribe a certain act or punish a crime. But why do we need to follow the law?

Rolando Suarez, in his book Introduction to Law, explains that law, in its strict legal sense, is defined as a rule of conduct, just and obligatory, laid down by legitimate authority for common observance and benefit.


The frogs called humans

...Frogs use a variety of complex calls, including ribbets, croaks, and other sounds. Surprisingly, “they produce these sounds in much the same way as humans speak... And as if emphasizing one of the functions of communication among humans, “frog communication is particularly important during the mating season, when male frogs call to attract females.”

But there’s another striking similarity between frogs and humans ...



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