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Why Professors at San Jose State Won't Use a Harvard Professor's MOOC

Why Professors at San Jose State Won't Use a Harvard Professor's MOOC | aect | Scoop.it
In an open letter, the San Jose professors worry that public higher education will suffer if scholar-student interaction is replaced with videotaped content.
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I hope that we can begin to move the conversation to open education resources (OER) and away from technology platforms, although I credit MOOCs as a catalyst for the conversation.

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MOOCs seem like a 'throwback' to the early days of the internet where we marveled at the sheer power of being connected, but as a method of learning, they leave lots of needs unmet.

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The Teacher’s Guide To Open Educational Resources | Edudemic

The Teacher’s Guide To Open Educational Resources | Edudemic | aect | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard about Open Educational Resources & may have used some. The world of OERs is growing constantly, with more resources available daily.
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Since anyone can create an OER and share it online, the volume and quality of resources available is constantly growing.

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How to Bring Design Thinking to Your School for Free (Without Hiring a Fancy Consultant) (EdSurge News)

How to Bring Design Thinking to Your School for Free (Without Hiring a Fancy Consultant) (EdSurge News) | aect | Scoop.it
It’s time for another rousing edition of “Because You Asked,” a space for you to ask those questions weighing you down--the ones you don't even want to ask your friends. Got an edtech question that you want addressed? Send us a note, and it might just show up on our site. A month ago, we offered one
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Free Podcast Hosting, Best Podcast Community | Podbean

Free Podcast Hosting, Best Podcast Community | Podbean | aect | Scoop.it
Ultra simple podcast publishing solution. Unlimited bandwidth and storage. Everything a podcaster needs to host, promote, and track your podcast.
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I often have students and colleagues inquire as to podcasting services to create a learning channel. Also consider iTunes University. For an alternative experience to promote dialogue, consider VoiceThread.com.

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A Dialogical Approach to Learning Technology Success (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

A Dialogical Approach to Learning Technology Success (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | aect | Scoop.it

EDUCAUSE Review Online "In spring 2014 Boise State University leadership worked with Associate Professor of Educational Technology Ross Perkins to realign instructional technology support at the university, which led to the creation of a Technology for Teaching and Learning shared governance group, an Instructional Design and Educational Assessment department, and a Learning Technology Solutions department. This article summarizes how Learning Technology Solutions has developed tools and strategies to improve learning technology management and support. —The Authors"

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Educational technology lies at the intersection of different institutional cultures. One culture represents the financial, operational, and administrative aspects of a higher education institution, while the other emphasizes effective pedagogy, research, and scholarship. Simply put, one might categorize these cultures as "business" and "academics."

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With Great Anonymity Comes Great Responsibility; Yik Yak’s Success Story | Extreme Networks

With Great Anonymity Comes Great Responsibility; Yik Yak’s Success Story | Extreme Networks | aect | Scoop.it
For CIOs trying to stay on top of the flow of anonymous social media apps, the rapid changes can pose a challenge.
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It's about learning, and teaching our students to be good global digital citizens. The target is and will always be the behavior, and not the technology.

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Anytime and Anywhere: A Case Study for Blended Learning (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Anytime and Anywhere: A Case Study for Blended Learning (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | aect | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online
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Interesting case study focused on learning outcomes using blended learning with synchronous video in higher education.

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Professional Development: Got a Twitter Minute?

Professional Development: Got a Twitter Minute? | aect | Scoop.it
Funny how a Learning Network trail can lead one to unexpected destinations :)  Follow along the bread crumbs to see where the trail came from and what it led to... 1. I shared a presentation on Ske...
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Brilliance comes from harnessing the power of personal learning networks (PLNs).

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Profitable Uses Of Online Learning In Higher Education - eLearning Industry

Profitable Uses Of Online Learning In Higher Education - eLearning Industry | aect | Scoop.it
Highlights from a white paper describing options for Profitable Uses Of Online Learning In Higher Education, focusing on opportunities for differentiation.
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Rethinking online learning in Higher Education

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Training Faculty for Mobile Learning -- Campus Technology

Training Faculty for Mobile Learning -- Campus Technology | aect | Scoop.it
At the University of Central Florida, instructional designers offer faculty ongoing mobile technology training courses.
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With all the emphasis on BYOD and student success with mobile devices, the faculty side of the picture is often downplayed, or not addressed at all. In order for mobile devices to work in the classroom, the person standing at the head of the class must be as up-to-date as the tech-savvy students facing him or her – and that usually involves some level of training.

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E-Learning Definitions

E-Learning Definitions | aect | Scoop.it
As e-learning has evolved into a global change agent in higher education, it has become more diverse in its form and applications. This increased diversity has complicated our ability to share research findings and best practices, because we lack a shared set of definitions to distinguish among the many variations on e-learning that have arisen. This paper is designed to provide practitioners, researchers, and policy makers with a common set of terms and definitions to guide the ongoing development of the field.
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9 ed tech developments to note from ISTE 2015

9 ed tech developments to note from ISTE 2015 | aect | Scoop.it
Whether you missed the giant K-12 ed tech show in Philly or just didn't have time to see everything on display, we've got you covered.
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Flipped Classroom: Engaging Students with EdPuzzle

Flipped Classroom: Engaging Students with EdPuzzle | aect | Scoop.it
The flipped classroom model is a blended learning strategy I use to present my vocabulary, writing, and grammar instruction online. Students watch videos at home where they can control the pace of their learning, then they come to class prepared to apply that information in collaborative
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EDPuzzle is an easy to use utility for developing content; it works well with Edmodo.

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Getting Students Across the Finish Line: What can administrators, course designers and faculty do to retain online learners?

Getting Students Across the Finish Line: What can administrators, course designers and faculty do to retain online learners? | aect | Scoop.it
Fostering Student Success Online: Online learning is a unique playing field in higher education. Administrators, course designers and faculty - in an effort to address the particular needs of online learners - are continuously honing best practices to attract and retain students, encourage staff adoption and generate cross-departmental collaboration.
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9 Design tips to give your book a professional finish - Book Creator app | Blog

9 Design tips to give your book a professional finish - Book Creator app | Blog | aect | Scoop.it
Cathy Hunt, of iPad Art Room, is here to provide some effective design principles for making ebooks with Book Creator.
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Nice DIY guide for making eBooks.

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40 Important STEM Resources For Women

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40 Important STEM Resources For Women
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According to findings by the Economics & Statistics Administration, less than 25% of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) jobs are held by women — even though they make up more than half the workforce and college degrees.

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7 questions to ask regarding whether education technology improves learning - ICT and Computing in Education -

Does education technology improve learning? The intuitive answer to those of us involved in educat...
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The answer depends on how you define educational technology, as well as the context for the learning experience.

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Rich Sources of Curated Open Educational Resources – High Quality, Current, and Free | Extreme Networks

Rich Sources of Curated Open Educational Resources – High Quality, Current, and Free | Extreme Networks | aect | Scoop.it

The Extreme Networks survey on open educational resources (OER) shows that high-quality, openly licensed learning materials are improving the educational experience while reducing cost."

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Digital Learning Technology: How Will Technology Transform Digital Learning In The Next Decades? - eLearning Industry

Digital Learning Technology: How Will Technology Transform Digital Learning In The Next Decades? - eLearning Industry | aect | Scoop.it
Wondering how technology will transform digital learning in the future? Check how Digital Learning Technology will change in the next decades.
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These 27 Questions Will Help You (Really) Know Your Learners

These 27 Questions Will Help You (Really) Know Your Learners | aect | Scoop.it
eLearning designers must first understand their target audience and then build content around their needs, limitations, preferences, and wants.
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Good questions to ask during front end analysis.

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Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School

Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School | aect | Scoop.it
Digital citizenship is not a one time discussion. It is an ongoing process that needs to be taught to all grade levels and to all stakeholders.
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Univ 101 should be digital citizenship; Univ 102 is digital literacy skills, with related behaviors modeled in the classroom.

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Learning outcome achievement in non-traditional (virtual and remote) versus traditional (hands-on) laboratories: A review of the empirical research

Learning outcome achievement in non-traditional (virtual and remote) versus traditional (hands-on) laboratories: A review of the empirical research | aect | Scoop.it
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Data supports equal or greater outcome achievement in virtual/remote labs vs. hands-on.

A categorization tool (KIPPAS) is presented for meaningful outcome comparisons.

The Knowledge and understanding (K) outcome of the KIPPAS tool is most frequently assessed.

Quizzes/exams are the most frequently used tools for evaluating outcome achievement.

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These 2 cognitive biases may explain why girls fall behind in tech, engineering, and math

These 2 cognitive biases may explain why girls fall behind in tech, engineering, and math | aect | Scoop.it
Boys don't know what they don't know.
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Interesting research examining the core cognitive elements of gender bias in STEM.

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Developing a $10 Digital Textbook -- Campus Technology

Developing a $10 Digital Textbook -- Campus Technology | aect | Scoop.it
Purdue University is reducing textbook costs with a digital publishing platform that can deliver interactive content to any device.
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The Skyepack development team wanted to support multiple platforms using common standards such as HTML5, so authors could develop their content in other tools and Skyepack could import that content and format it for distribution on multiple device platforms.

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Workforce development partnerships offer new audiences to institutions

Workforce development partnerships offer new audiences to institutions | aect | Scoop.it
Beyond corporations, universities are increasingly partnering with other education providers to indirectly fulfill companies' workforce development needs.
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“Retention has always been an issue for a lot of our customers,” said Sean Masterman, Skillsoft’s vice president of strategic partnerships. “It is cheaper for them to develop internally than to go out and get somebody and bring them in.”

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Why Trust Is A Crucial Ingredient in Shaping Independent Learners

Why Trust Is A Crucial Ingredient in Shaping Independent Learners | aect | Scoop.it
Without trust, students don't have the space to build the skills they'll need to learn on their own.
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"If we trust them to engage with the content then we have the power to teach them the digital citizenship.'

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