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13 Ways to Learn in 2013: The eLearning Coach

13 Ways to Learn in 2013: The eLearning Coach | academic literacy development | Scoop.it
Expand your learning options with this list of 13 new ways and things to learn.

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Great strategies to get yourself better engaged.

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Pedro Barbosa's curator insight, January 4, 2013 4:19 AM

One of the best articles i´ve seen this beginning of 2013. Really awesome and simple ideas to do something we should all do: learn. 

It is one of the most important future skills identified in Harvard Trends ;)

 

Pedro Barbosa | www.pbarbosa.com | www.harvardtrends.com

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9 Things You Need to Immediately Stop Doing on Facebook

9 Things You Need to Immediately Stop Doing on Facebook | academic literacy development | Scoop.it
Facebook’s offers brands awesome power to connect with their customers. But, as with great power in any context, sometimes that power is abused.

“… With great popularity comes some shameful charact
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WILD application

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Never too early to start learning. Help your children, or someone else could certainly benefit from you sharing this link if they have children.

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The busy academic's guide to writing concisely

The busy academic's guide to writing concisely | academic literacy development | Scoop.it
Thanks to Shit Academics Say for an image which is both funny and useful:

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I rather appreciated this one...

I think I may just re-edit my entire life's writings.

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Disengaged and overwhelmed: why do second year students underperform?

Disengaged and overwhelmed: why do second year students underperform? | academic literacy development | Scoop.it
Although students take their academic achievement more seriously in second year, many experience a slump in progress
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so relevant to the SA situation too, just spoke to a few 2nd Years who felt much of 1st Year everything was focused on better preparing, even when some were prepared, and others needed more...

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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | academic literacy development | Scoop.it

students are more concerned with content relevance than with credibility.
They rarely attend to source features such as author, venue or publication type to evaluate reliability and author perspective.
When they do refer to source features in their explanations, their judgments are often vague, superficial and lack reasoned justification

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hugely relevant at post-secondary levels too, students tend to assume that what's there must be right, more than to critically engage with what they're encountering.

 

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How to Better Retain Information from Books, Articles, and More

How to Better Retain Information from Books, Articles, and More | academic literacy development | Scoop.it
Although we can learn a lot of great information from books, articles, interviews, and conversations, we naturally forget a lot of it. Create a system to regularly remind you of lessons you've already learned. Here are three simple ways you can do that.
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Download the Item Writing Manual | Publications | NBME

Download the Item Writing Manual | Publications | NBME | academic literacy development | Scoop.it
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Resource to cosult while considering assessment and test questions in the Clinical Sciences. Several are applicable elsewhere, and worthey of a look.

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The following pair of item stems illustrate the difference between a question assessing recall of an isolated fact and a ques-tion assessing application of knowledge.Basic Science Recall Item Stem:What area is supplied with blood by the posterior inferior cerebellar artery?Basic Science Application of Knowledge Item Stem:A 62-year-old man develops left-sided limb ataxia, Horner’s syndrome, nystagmus, and loss of appreciation of facialpain and temperature sensations. What artery is most likely to be occluded?
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English Grammar Lessons - Learn English Grammar online

English Grammar Lessons - Learn English Grammar online | academic literacy development | Scoop.it
Learn English grammar online! Free grammar lessons: course and explanations.
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WeAreTeachers: Visual Storytelling: 5 Cool Projects That Combine Art and Writing

WeAreTeachers: Visual Storytelling: 5 Cool Projects That Combine Art and Writing | academic literacy development | Scoop.it
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so many ways to get students talking using technology...

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Read 14 Great Banned & Censored Novels Free Online: For Banned Books Week 2014

Read 14 Great Banned & Censored Novels Free Online: For Banned Books Week 2014 | academic literacy development | Scoop.it
We well know of the most famous cases of banned books: James Joyce’s Ulysses, Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer, Allen Ginsberg’s Howl. In fact, a full 46 of Modern Library’s “100 Best Novels” have been suppressed or challenged in some way.
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New Teachers: Working With Parents

New Teachers: Working With Parents | academic literacy development | Scoop.it
Engaging and building trust with parents and creating supportive home-to-school connections is critical to new-teacher success; find resources to get started here.
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Some Very Good TED Ed Lessons on Writing to Share with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Some Very Good TED Ed Lessons on Writing to Share with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | academic literacy development | Scoop.it
Some Very Good #Ted #Ed #Lessons on Writing to Share with Students ~ #Educational #Technology and #Mobile Learning http://t.co/kn8jgWxMCD

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9 Videos You Must Watch to Learn More About OER (Open Educational Resources) - EdTechReview™ (ETR) - Linkis.com

9 Videos You Must Watch to Learn More About OER (Open Educational Resources) - EdTechReview™ (ETR) - Linkis.com | academic literacy development | Scoop.it
Watch the videos from the list below to learn more about OERs and its potential.
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Summary vs Paraphrase vs Analysis

This short video examines the distinctions among three common types of academic writing: summary, paraphrase, and analysis.

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ғelιх c ѕeyғarтн's curator insight, June 29, 10:58 AM

basic, but useful. Students often confuse summary and analysis, and occasionally need the reminder at the start of this clip, that readers are not interested whether they dis/agree with a quoted author. 

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How To Cite Social Media In Scholarly Writing

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How To Cite Social Media In Scholarly Writing
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College Students Think They’re Ready for the Work Force. Employers Aren’t So Sure.

College Students Think They’re Ready for the Work Force. Employers Aren’t So Sure. | academic literacy development | Scoop.it
Another survey—this one from the Association of American Colleges and Universities—documents employers’ lack of confidence in recent graduates, raising questions about what colleges can do to close the gap.
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There are various stakeholders we need to take into consideration.

 

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Things to think of when it comes to academic writing

Things to think of when it comes to academic writing | academic literacy development | Scoop.it

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Carissa Cook's curator insight, December 1, 2014 12:42 AM

In order to establish the intellect and comprehensibility of one’s writing, a writer has to give the correct impression and it is even more essential when it comes to academic writing

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Police, design, plan and manage: developing a framework for integrating staff roles and institutional policies into a plagiarism prevention strategy

Police, design, plan and manage: developing a framework for integrating staff roles and institutional policies into a plagiarism prevention strategy | academic literacy development | Scoop.it
Police, design, plan and manage: developing a framework for integrating staff roles and institutional policies into a plagiarism prevention strategy. . ???aop.label???. doi: 10.1080/1360080X.2014.957895
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Academic Writing (for Beginners)

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As a genre, academic writing is especially intimidating to undergraduate students as they are mostly expected to master it without explicit instruction or guidelines.The University of St Gallen (HSG) requires all first-year students to take
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Resources to consult and share.

Hint: consider looking at some of these resources BEFORE submitting your next piece of writing...

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6 Tips To Use Colors When Designing eLearning Courses Infographic

6 Tips To Use Colors When Designing eLearning Courses Infographic | academic literacy development | Scoop.it

Color Psychology for eLearning Design Use Color to Direct Attention  Color can help reduce boredom and passivity, thus improving attention spans. When learners pay more attention while learning, recall rates and reaction times increases. Use Strong Colors Strategically Developers should use ... http://elearninginfographics.com/6-tips-to-use-colors-when-designing-elearning-courses-infographic/


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These marketing principles apply easily to the classroom.  The teacher is charged with motivating, exciting and encouraging their audience to ‘buy into’ a lesson or activity.  Using effective marketing strategies promote lesson concepts, project ideas, and themes in exciting and appealing ways.

  Classroom environments, bulletin boards, learning centers and other items can be inviting to students through the use of selective colors.

 

Traditionally, the primary colors--red, yellow, green, and blue--provide the appropriate background for sensory and emotional appeal.  Consider using the colors in unique and intentional ways to evoke a particular emotion or response.  For example: A unit on the environment, geography, engineering, math, and literature can easily use colors in the following ways:

Use colors to name working teamsAssign colors to historical or literary figures studied in a unitIncorporate colors into a legend or keyDesign learning centers

 

The color red conveys strength, passion, and excitement.  Red triggers confidence and courage.

 

The color yellow suggests joy and energy. Yellow draws attention.

 

The color blues evokes trust.  Blue is associated with intelligence.

 

The color green sends a warm and safe message. Green invites growth and freedom.

 

Incorporating specific colors into projects, learning centers, and other learning elements impact students’ responses.  Colors provide multiple ways to be creative and imaginative in the physical, emotional, and intellectual learning environment.