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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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36 Visual Content Creation Tools the Pros Can't Live Without

36 Visual Content Creation Tools the Pros Can't Live Without | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
We asked 19 Social Media Pros to share their Top Visual Content Creation Tools. Here are 36 of their top tools and a handy cheat sheet for the Top 5.

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Xavier Lambert's curator insight, February 23, 10:03 PM

#Canva Superstar :-)

ruthschapira's curator insight, February 27, 7:49 AM

Best  list culled from experts

connie butcher's curator insight, March 4, 11:38 AM

Great "Scoops" on your sheet!!!!

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Introducing the Haiku Deck Presentation Template Gallery

Introducing the Haiku Deck Presentation Template Gallery | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

With its integrated Creative Commons image search, one-touch formatting, and streamlined layout options, Haiku Deck already saves you ridiculous amounts of time. The brand-new presentation template gallery jump-starts your creative process even more — now it’s easy to save a template to your account and edit it, instead of starting from scratch.


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Filipe Cálix's curator insight, February 28, 12:53 PM

Basta inscrever-se no site. Pode carregar os modelos para si e acrescentar outros à galeria. O processo é simples e resulta em grande poupança de tempo.

Jen Pollard's curator insight, March 1, 11:39 PM

Haiku Deck provides a clean and crisp user interface to craft a powerful presentation. The photo gallery is extremely large and gives a great deal of variety to users. 

Kelly's curator insight, March 3, 12:22 AM

Having seen this tool incorporated into a SMLE on this week's discussion board I was curious. Now I'm impressed.

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Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff

Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

In a fixed mindset students believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits. They have a certain amount and that’s that, and then their goal becomes to look smart all the time and never look dumb. In a growth mindset students understand that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and persistence. They don’t necessarily think everyone’s the same or anyone can be Einstein, but they believe everyone can get smarter if they work at it (Morehead 2012).


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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, February 25, 10:05 PM

Thanks Nik Peachey! It is not just our student that can go home smarter every day!

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, February 26, 10:33 PM

"Parents around the dinner table and teachers in the classroom should ask, ‘Who had a fabulous struggle today? (Morehead 2012)"

Lorraine Carhart's curator insight, March 1, 4:44 PM

given the right encouragement and guidance the mind  can go anywhere

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use Tackk to Create Blogs and Digital Portfolios

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use Tackk to Create Blogs and Digital Portfolios | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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Seven myths of university teaching

Seven myths of university teaching | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Paul Ashwin unpicks some cherished nostrums, from Hollywood-style star turns at the podium to the much-exaggerated death of the lecture

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David Swaddle's curator insight, March 1, 8:31 PM

This article dispelling popular Uni teaching myths in Times Higher Education (THE) tickled me. I talked to several uni lecturers in the past couple of weeks and some of them would love some of these myths to be dispelled, while others would vehemently disagree. Is there a single truth for any of these?

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Generation Z Is Growing and Learning With Mobile Devices [#Infographic]

Generation Z Is Growing and Learning With Mobile Devices [#Infographic] | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

“ A new infographic from itslearning provides a few statistics on the impact of mobile devices on K-12 education.”


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The Flipped Classroom: An Opportunity to Rethink Space and Time

The Flipped Classroom: An Opportunity to Rethink Space and Time | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
There is a common misconception that flipping the classroom simply means replacing class lectures with recorded video.

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The Educators' Guide to Infographics

The Educators' Guide to Infographics | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Sometimes when you're compiling your content for your next blog post you find that, to get your point across, you have to cover a lot of facts and figures, statistics, or tabular information, and i...
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7 Terrific Chrome Apps for Science Teachers

7 Terrific Chrome Apps for Science Teachers | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
February 19, 2015
Today we spent sometime in Chrome web store sifting through the different educational extensions they have there and we ended up with the list below. These are some very good tools...
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A Handy Google Drive Tool to Create Animated Presentations and Engaging Educational Videos

A Handy Google Drive Tool to Create Animated Presentations and Engaging Educational Videos | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
February 19, 2015
In a post we published a few months ago, we talked about WeVideo and how teachers  use it to create videos and short animations in Google Drive. Today, we are introducing you...
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10 Must Read Books on The 21st Century Literacies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Must Read Books on The 21st Century Literacies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title of the Year: Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What's Out There to Transform College Teaching

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title of the Year: Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What's Out There to Transform College Teaching | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

Sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), this one-of-a-kind book demonstrates the best tools, resources, and techniques for discovering, selecting, and integrating interactive open educational resources (OERs) into the teaching and learning process. The author examines many of the best repositories and digital library websites for finding high quality materials, explaining in depth the best practices for effectively searching these repositories and the various methods for evaluating, selecting, and integrating the resources into the instructor’s curriculum and course assignments, as well as the institution’s learning management system.


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John Shank's curator insight, January 15, 2014 3:07 PM

All, never expected to have this book make CHOICE's OATs selection for 2014. Thanks for all your efforts with getting this work published between JB & ACRL. 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 3, 2014 11:33 AM

Wiley: Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What's Out There to Transform College Teaching - John D. Shank

Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 13, 12:42 PM

Worth a look...

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Are You Missing This Piece to Enhance Student Learning?

Are You Missing This Piece to Enhance Student Learning? | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi


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Julie Price's curator insight, February 20, 10:41 PM

What a great quote. Pass it on to your kids when they set off to school!

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300+ Awesome Free Internet Resources You Should Know

300+ Awesome Free Internet Resources You Should Know | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

There are a lot of beautiful tools on the internet – here are 300+ of them that are awesome and – best of all – free to use. 


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J. Nolfo's curator insight, February 23, 9:14 AM

We all know there are great no-cost or low-cost tools for business that are available on the internet.  Here is a list of nearly 300 of them.

Kellie Levåns's curator insight, February 23, 10:08 AM

list located here http://thenextweb.com/dd/2015/02/18/300-awesome-free-things-massive-list-free-resources-know/

Elías Manuel Sánchez Castañeda's curator insight, February 23, 2:07 PM

The tools are important, just make no mistake in the process steps: First you have to analyze the situation, then define what action will be taken and finally choose the tool. But! What happens if done backwards? First a tool is selected, then identifies that could be done with it, to finally find a need and / or problem we have. What do you think?

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Clive on Learning: The teacher as storyteller

Clive on Learning: The teacher as storyteller | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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Less Talk, More Practice: Instructional Design Communities of Practice

Less Talk, More Practice: Instructional Design Communities of Practice | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
A Call to Action: Go Design Something As an instructional designer, I am proud to consider myself a "creative." It's one of the things I like most about my work. While this may not apply to everyon...

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Of Teachers and Educational Technology

Of Teachers and Educational Technology | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
With the digital revolution spreading its wings into all aspects of society, its inroads into academia are unavoidable. It is therefore essential that teachers be prepared both mentally and skill-wise in the use of technology in the classroom....

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17 Fantastic Infographic Generators

17 Fantastic Infographic Generators | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

Data is crucial. However, displaying a chunk of plain data can be monotonous. Infographics visualize plain data and make it visually more appealing. Data turned into infographic has a higher potential to go viral and be effective. While many of us are designers who can design amazing infographs, Infographic Generators can come in handy to Designers and non-designers alike. They can be a time saving resource.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, March 1, 3:51 PM

Here is a list of 17 fantastic Infographic Generators.

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Where Edtech Can Help: 10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning

Where Edtech Can Help: 10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Regardless of whether you think every infant needs an iPad, I think we can all agree that technology has changed education for the better. Today's learne

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12+ Books for Instructional Designers

12+ Books for Instructional Designers | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
If you're looking for some reading to improve your skills or get started in the field of instructional design, check out these books.

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BATT: Lowering cost of textbooks would steer higher education in right direction - Daily Nebraskan

BATT: Lowering cost of textbooks would steer higher education in right direction - Daily Nebraskan | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
You’re standing at the counter in the bookstore, and you see the price on the register go up and up and up. You need every one of these books for your classes, but for some reason the price seems higher than you could have ever imagined.
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Edchat Interactive- A New Platform for Teachers Professional Development

Edchat Interactive- A New Platform for Teachers Professional Development | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
February 19, 2015
Here is a wonderful PD tool I discovered today through Educational Technology Guy. Edchat Interactive is a platform founded by 3 of the most connected educators out there: Steven...
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5 Effective Ways for Developing Problem Solving Skills

5 Effective Ways for Developing Problem Solving Skills | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

Here is a wonderful visual from Eye on Education featuring 5 methods for developing problem-solving skills. This work is adapted from Ben Johnson’s book “ Teaching Students to Dig Deeper; The Common Core in Action”. The methods advocated here include: brainstorming, word association, Inkblot test, solute vs solution, gallery walk. Each of these methods is explained and illustrated with examples on how to use it with your students. I invite you to check it out and share with us what you think of it . Enjoy


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Tools of Instructional Design in E-learning

Tools of Instructional Design in E-learning | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
In this blog, we will learn about the applications which Instructional designers use to come out with a course output.Read more ›

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11 Tools for Online Presentations, Videos, Animations

11 Tools for Online Presentations, Videos, Animations | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

Presentation tools can be helpful for creating content, such as product demonstrations to enhance a shopping experience. Oftentimes, slide presentations can be repurposed from your existing content. And, you can share short presentations on social media sites.

Here is a list of online tools to create and distribute presentations. There are tools to make slides, incorporate video, and utilize animation. All of the tools are simple to use.


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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, February 19, 10:47 PM

The online tools in this articele can prove to be a boon to writers. While one of these helps with editing and correcting syntactical errors, the other helps provide an idea about the popularity of a particular topic or idea. Another provides information on adwords. I have personally used a few of these online tools, and sure they helped give me an sinsight into the mechanics of writing and publishing. Would certainly recommend these tools to aspiring writers!

Dean Ryan G. Martin's curator insight, February 20, 12:58 AM

Digital marketing is 80% visual. Your website attracts attention when you regularly upload video and slide presentations in your social media channels.  

wedography42's curator insight, February 24, 2:06 AM

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