4-8-13In honor of NSTA (the National Science Teacher’s Association Show) this month, we’re sharing a fun science link every day this week!

The art of teaching is evolving as quickly as the technology around it. As teachers, we need to evolve with education. We read a fascinating article on what’s happening in the virtual world of internet education and wanted to share it with you:

excerpt from Internet takes education to new level: Will universities make the grade?: More and more universities have made a place for the Internet in today’s educational offerings, but will universities still have a place in tomorrow’s educational environment?

“We’re about to undergo a tectonic transformation in education,” Caltech astrophysicist George Djorgovski, a pioneer in scientific applications for virtual worlds, told me on Wednesday. “This is the start of an ‘S’ curve, and universities will be unrecognizable in a decade or two.”

Be sure to click through and read the full article. Utilizing everything from facebook to Second Life, the pioneers of internet education are having amazing results!

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originally posted at: http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/03/17588730-internet-takes-education-to-new-level-will-universities-make-the-grade?lite by: Alan Boyle

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