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Online Educational Delivery Models: A Descriptive View (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Online Educational Delivery Models: A Descriptive View (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

This article provides useful information for librarians so that they know the various modalities that are evolving for online instruction. The merger of traditional distance educaiton with traditional residential education may hold many implecations for librarians.


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24 Powerpoint Alternatives & Presentation Programs For 2014

24 Powerpoint Alternatives & Presentation Programs For 2014 | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
At CustomShow, we decided to list some alternatives to powerpoint that could help in solving your overall presentation problems. These programs serve many purposes.

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Michael Harmon's curator insight, Today, 3:13 AM

Nice tool alternative to powerpoint.

tom jackson's curator insight, Today, 5:23 AM

for my education colleagues, if you have not one so, check out powtoon

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, Today, 12:07 PM

Presentaciones PowerPoint

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OSU Libraries Offer Open Access Etextbooks to Students

OSU Libraries Offer Open Access Etextbooks to Students | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Oregon State University (OSU) is helping faculty produce their own open access textbooks for courses. The university press, an arm of the OSU libraries, is starting work on a series of open source e-textbooks that officials hope will ease the rising textbook costs that are a consistent cause of student complaints. To make the etextbook program work, the library and press are partnering with OSU’s Ecampus program, which administers distance and online learning programs for the college.
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Excellent Checklist for Evaluating Information Sources

Excellent Checklist for Evaluating Information Sources | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
April 8, 2014
Digital literacy, as a set of skills that students need to develop and master in order to properly use digital technologies , is an essential component of the 21st century education....
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10 Ways to Use Backchannels in Your Classroom

10 Ways to Use Backchannels in Your Classroom | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
April 14, 2014
There are a wide variety of free web tools that teachers can use to create backchannels and hold synchronous conversations and discussions in the classroom. Over the last couple of...
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SAMR Ladder- A Wonderful Graphic for Teachers

SAMR Ladder- A Wonderful Graphic for Teachers | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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Martyn Cooper's curator insight, April 17, 2:32 AM

Good info-graphic on teaching:

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Reading is different online than off, experts say

Reading is different online than off, experts say | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

“We can’t turn back,” Wolf said. “We should be simultaneously reading to children from books, giving them print, helping them learn this slower mode, and at the same time steadily increasing their immersion into the technological, digital age. It’s both. We have to ask the question: What do we want to preserve?”


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Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, April 10, 11:01 PM

Very interesting

Eric de Beauvoir's curator insight, April 10, 11:34 PM

Humans seem to be developing digital brains with new circuits for skimming through the torrent of information online. 

jose antonio gabelas's curator insight, April 15, 10:23 AM

Indicated 7 Keys to observe differences http://educarencomunicacion.com/2013/07/7-claves-para-escribir-en-la-web/ ;

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How Digitally Enabled Educators are Using Technology and What They Want to Learn More About

How Digitally Enabled Educators are Using Technology and What They Want to Learn More About | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Survey Results: Today's Tech-Aware Educators are Focused on Engaging Students, Learning About New Tools, and Enabling Active Learning. Over the last month or

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Jeremy Cooke's curator insight, April 15, 2:55 AM

Very useful stats for a project that I am engaged in here !

WEAC's curator insight, April 15, 9:36 AM

Educators are passionate about learning how they can use technology to improve education.

Viljenka Savli's curator insight, Today, 6:15 AM

Interesting results of a survey - tech aware teachers explain what t

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Awesome Poster: Bloom's Taxonomy Rose

Awesome Poster: Bloom's Taxonomy Rose | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
March , 2014 I just got this wonderful Bloom's Taxonomy sent to me from one of my readers here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning and I want to have a look as well. This is slightly...
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27 Ways to Assess Students Understanding

27 Ways to Assess Students Understanding | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
April 7, 2014 After we have seen the difference between summative assessment ( assessment of learning) and formative assessment( assessment for learning), today I am introducing you to Mia's list of...
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Information Overload? Here Are 10 Ways You – And Your Students – Can Deal With It

Information Overload? Here Are 10 Ways You – And Your Students – Can Deal With It | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
If you read the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it would take you 57,000 years to reach the end. You could bind the pages in a 10,000-foot-tall book weighing 1.2 billion pounds.
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Digital Age Learning

A keynote presentation for the sixth Computer Supported Education Conference in Barcelona, Spain, on 3 April 2014.

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dawsonloane's curator insight, April 7, 3:25 AM

A neat journey through the history of technology and learning, and thoughts about what the future might hold.

Rasma's curator insight, April 7, 4:39 AM

Digital learning is NOT just one thing.

 

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You should know these - A List of Useful Educational Websites

You should know these - A List of Useful Educational Websites | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.

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Martyn Cooper's curator insight, April 7, 9:03 PM

Useful educational resources:

Joseph Palumbo, MBA,'s curator insight, April 8, 7:14 PM

Some great sites to further your education, exercise your brain.

Teresa De Santos's curator insight, April 10, 10:09 AM

En los listados siempre se encuentra algo nuevo

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8 Tips for an Awesome Prezi


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Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, April 17, 8:32 AM

Some  great ideas for students interested in getting away from the conventional PowerPoint! 

Jeff Dumoulin's curator insight, Today, 6:44 AM

Great Prezi on making great Prezis 

Dave Wood's curator insight, Today, 12:41 PM

Some really useful tips about structuring information and the impactful use of visuals.  I haven't been a huge fan of Prezi because they can be just too "busy" and disorientating when they incorporate too much spin as they move from image to image. These tips give good advice about how to keep it simple for best effect.

I've used Prezi as a way of presenting the notes from a visual group coaching session back to the participants.

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Stephen Downes: The MOOC of One: Personal Learning Technologies - YouTube

What will it happen after the MOOC? How will they influence the next generation technology? Stephen Downes, who built the world's first MOOC software, descri...

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, April 16, 4:33 AM

Stephen Downes: The MOOC of One: Personal Learning Technologies

Lee Schlenker's curator insight, Today, 12:04 AM

In moving away from distance teaching to focusing on the idea of proximity learning

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Blended Learning Model Definitions | Christensen Institute

Blended Learning Model Definitions | Christensen Institute | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

The definition of blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns:

(1) at least in part through online learning, with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace;

(2) at least in part in a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home;

(3) and the modalities along each student’s learning path within a course or subject are connected to provide an integrated learning experience.

 


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Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, April 12, 12:41 PM

The focus of these scoop.it pages is networked learning. As the above definition points out, online learning is part and parcel of blended learning experiences. In some cases, the online part is of a social nature, thereby qualifying it as a form of networked learning. Apart from that, next to MOOCs blended learning is another attempt at marrying the online and the offline in learning. Although the terminology used is different, although the intentions are different (for sure if it concerns xMOOCs), there are a lot of similarities worth drawing attention to. This is particularly so since the various forms of blended learning discussed in this short scoop offer useful food for thought for those interested in furthering the evolution of MOOCs. I am thinking in particular of the à-la-carte model and the enriched-virtual model. Also, the classification is unlikely to be exhaustive and therefore provides food for the imaginative thinker.

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New open-source strategy would drop textbook costs to $0 - eCampus News

New open-source strategy would drop textbook costs to $0 - eCampus News | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
New open-source strategy would drop textbook costs to $0
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The images, posted online by the Student Government Association in recent months, are designed to highlight the rapid rise in the price of college textbooks over the past decade.
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Top 5 open source tools libraries need to know about - opensource.com

Top 5 open source tools libraries need to know about - opensource.com | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Top 5 open source tools libraries need to know about
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SubjectsPlus is an open source subject guide tool.
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27 Ways to Obtain Students Attention ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

27 Ways to Obtain Students Attention ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 15, 7:29 AM

Seems to me that this infographic speaks to all instruction, but particularly to writers and the teaching of writing.

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How Google Has Changed Student Research - Edudemic

How Google Has Changed Student Research - Edudemic | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

You know how some days, you feel older than others? I always tend to feel old when I look at education trends and examine just how far technology has come since I was in graduate school (which really doesn’t feel that long ago).  Even though I was in graduate school during the late 2000′s,  many things still had not made the jump to being technology based. Many things weretech based, but some of the big stuff – like research- had only come about halfway.

While I certainly wasn’t sifting through paper records to find out what library had the books I needed for a lit review, I still had to call the library to order them (they didn’t let you request interlibrary loan online at that time), wait for the physical books to arrive, and then schlep them home to sift through them. I’m sure many of you have the same reaction to this as I do – blech. 

The handy infographic below takes a look at how Google has changed student research with a special focus on graduate students. Google is not only the most widely used search engine, but they’ve developed a lot of education specific research tools to help students out. Keep reading to learn more.


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Visible Thinking Routines: Extend & Deepen Students Understanding

Visible Thinking Routines: Extend & Deepen Students Understanding | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, April 9, 3:38 AM

These routines have classroom merit, too, as we're trying to get students to think.

Julienne Feeney's curator insight, April 9, 4:21 PM

Complements MYP principles and Learner Profiles beautifully...

Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, April 12, 10:26 AM

This has so much relevance when teaching students questioning and critical thinking skills. Great tool for developing Inquiry based learning strategies. Also, I love an infographic!

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A Comprehensive List of Educational Web Resources for Teachers

A Comprehensive List of Educational Web Resources for Teachers | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
April 2, 2014 The web is teeming with all kinds of content and as a teacher with a busy time schedule you probably find it hard to go online and start sifting through this tsunami of information to...
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Open education resources combat high textbook prices - opensource.com

Open education resources combat high textbook prices - opensource.com | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Open education resources combat high textbook prices opensource.com Open education resources (OER) are an attempt to solve the textbook pricing problem by giving students and faculty great content at more reasonable prices -- even free, which many...
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New 5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework – Stephen's Lighthouse New

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The 8 Types of Learning Events You Need to Have on Your eLearning Course

The 8 Types of Learning Events You Need to Have on Your eLearning Course | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

A good eLearning course requires the right combination of learning events. But what are these exactly? A learning event is a simplified description of the student's learning activity. There's an infinite number of learning strategies, but only eight learning events. It isn’t necessary to use all the events in the creation of your course. Just get acquainted with each of them to make sure you use the right combination to make your course effective.

LeClercq and Poumay's (2005) Eight Learning Events Model propose a ‘palette’ of 8 specific ways, referred to as Learning Events, that the eLearning designer can use to describe any point in the development of learning activities.


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Flipboard As a Textbook Replacement | The Thinking Stick

Flipboard As a Textbook Replacement | The Thinking Stick | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

"OK…so let me clarify that title. I honestly think textbooks are on their way out…or at least I hope they are. Really it should read “Flipboard as core curation artifact for classrooms” but that wouldn’t have you here reading now would it. "


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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, March 28, 5:16 AM
Student created books generated from high quality collaborative curation strategies seems a very valid entry point to active learning.
Carla Gordon's curator insight, March 29, 10:09 AM

I love Flipboard and use it as a supplementary textbook filled with literature notes that I have gleaned off the Internet for my pupils or that I have created myself on Google Drive. I have connected my Twitter account to Flipboard, so I can send tweets of my material, which can then easily be flipped into a magazine of my choice. 

carldowse's curator insight, April 3, 3:58 AM

With its magazine function Flipboard is an attractive cross platform means of curating and delivering content fro teaching purposes.