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The Rise of the AP

In a recent infographic from Teach.com, more students today are excelling in AP courses than ever before. AP Exam participation is up and scores are up since 2001, yet there’s still room for growth in science, computer science and more. With growing participation and success, I had hoped to take a look at AP courses this year.

As the 2012 school year begins to wind down, many students across the country are diligently preparing for Advanced Placement exams in 34 different subject areas. AP courses are designed to help high school students acquire the skills and study habits essential for success in college. With test dates running from May 7 through May 25, AP students are poised to hit the ground running when beginning their post-secondary careers, should they earn a score high enough to gain them college credit.

In keeping with the testing season, we are very excited to launch an infographic that highlights the progress made within AP curricula over the past decade. Our graphic, “The Rise of the AP,” shares information and statistics from the College Board’s 8th Annual “AP Report to the Nation.”

We encourage you to share the graphic below with teachers, classmates and friends who might be prepping for an AP exam. And if you have any ideas on which direction AP courses should head over the next 10 years, tell us in the comments section!

The Rise of the AP

Via Teach.com and USC Rossier Online

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The Decline of STEM Education in the U.S.

From Teach.com comes this infographic highlighting the decline of STEM interest in the US.

“If you want to make a difference in the life of our nation, if you want to make a difference in the life of a child, become a teacher. Your country needs you.”

– President Obama, 2011 State of the Union Address

Sometimes the full breadth of the conversation around Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education is hard to take in all at once. For this reason, Teach.com has put together an infographic highlighting the beginnings of the STEM focus in America, the decline in STEM interest, and its recent resurgence as we strive for global competitive advantage through mastery of STEM research and education. Share this infographic with others to help us highlight the continued need for a serious focus on STEM teachers and STEM education.

Teach.com-STEM-Infographic

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Internet Revolution Creates A Digital Divide

A strange phenomenon is happening today in technology: it’s evolving, it’s proliferating, and it’s changing the way people learn. But more than that, it’s creating a knowledge gap that’s affecting a certain demographic of people in the world. While the Internet is responsible for more global economic growth than renewable energy, mining, and agriculture, there are still hundreds of thousands of people who do not have access to a stable Internet connection. So while all those lucky people with broadband access get to take online classes and enjoy the fruits of knowledge transfer on the web, a staggering number of people are left in the dark. As it turns out, the digital chasm between the haves and have-nots is only getting larger. This graphic explores the digital divide: what it means for you, for the world, and for the people who are left behind.  From Online IT Degree

Digital Divide
Created by: Online IT Degree

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Students Love Technology

Students Love Technology
Via: OnlineEducation.net

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DIY Guide to Infographics

The folks at Marketing Tech Blog have created a Do It Your Self Guide to Infographics as an Infographic!

 I know what you’re thinking… another Infographic? Wait… I know I’ve been on a roll lately publishing every marketing infographic I can find on the Internet, but this one’s really great. If you’re wondering why there’s been explosive growth in Infographics, the folks at Voltier Creative have made… you got it… an Infographic explaining just that! We develop infographics for our clients and think this is a perfect explanation!