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Linking Proficiency to Purpose

Linking Proficiency to Purpose | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
As adults, learners want real-time relevance and application; if the tie to usefulness is unclear, workers will lose interest in the subject matter.
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Applicable to college students as well -- context and purpose are vital for learning.

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Bullying in higher education: it's time to hold the sector to account - The Guardian

Bullying in higher education: it's time to hold the sector to account - The Guardian | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
We should be worried about the competence of those running our universities, says Gus John, who identifies three reasons why bullying goes unchecked in academia
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Educational Technology Guy: The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020

Educational Technology Guy: The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020 | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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Comunicologos.com's curator insight, January 18, 10:41 AM

Educación y TICs

Deborah Rinio's curator insight, January 20, 1:55 PM

Did you know libraries can facilitate learning for most, if not all, of these skills? Ask your librarian how he or she can help you instill these skills and values in your students.

Russell Taylor's curator insight, January 23, 5:40 AM

Seems to me that most of the key skills are covered here for the modern workforce, so why don't we see educational institutions taking a lot more notice of these and make the necessary investment?

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Fierce and Finest sur Twitter

Fierce and Finest sur Twitter | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

“Believing is not enough... pic.twitter.com/LmzUkA8QeU”


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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Teacher 's Guide on Creating Personal Learning Networks

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Teacher 's Guide on Creating Personal Learning Networks | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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Awesome Visual Featuring Six Types of Readers

Awesome Visual Featuring Six Types of Readers | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
January 1, 2015
Here is a wonderful visual I discovered today in my Pinterest feeds. The visual is entitled “What Kind of Reader Are You” and is created by Booklikes (a great website for book...
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5 Great Books to Enhance Your Thinking

5 Great Books to Enhance Your Thinking | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
January 6, 2015
Dan Pink is one of my favourite authors in the area of self-development and motivation. His popular TED talk “The puzzle of Motivation” has been watched by over 12 million people from...
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Collaboration as a Change Force: The Power of "Know How" over "Have To"

Collaboration as a Change Force: The Power of "Know How" over "Have To" | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Every educator has had them: the “ah-ha” moments that happen when teachers pool their collective expertise to crack a tough instructional problem. Maybe it happens in a grade level or depa

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What is Critical Thinking? A Definition

Most people believe they know what critical thinking is, but they have trouble defining it. Gary Meegan uses one of Richard Paul's definitions and takes it a...

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OER Mythbusting! | Busting myths about open education.

OER Mythbusting! | Busting myths about open education. | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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How to integrate an audio track with PowerPoint 2010

How to integrate an audio track with PowerPoint 2010 | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

As you might have noticed on big monitors in public places such as train stations or airports, PowerPoint presentations can run independently with an audio commentary without an active speaker. In the following description we will show you how you can easily do the same by adding an audio track to your presentation


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, December 15, 2014 10:09 AM

A very useful tutorial about how to add a narrative to your PowerPoint presentation.

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Worth a look

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Did I Plagiarize? The Types and Severity of Plagiarism Violations

Did I Plagiarize? The Types and Severity of Plagiarism Violations | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Plagiarism is a hot topic in the academic world, but it applies in all aspects of our lives. In a country and culture that values intellectual property, it is imperative that we are conscious of plagiarism guidelines and standards. The reality is, in many facets of life, when we make mistakes, we can claim ignorance. But when it comes to plagiarizing, there is little slack given; we are all expected to understand plagiarism guidelines and what constitutes a violation. While plagiarism is never considered acceptable, there are varying levels of severity with different types of plagiarism violations. So are you wondering…

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Leslie Kelsey's curator insight, December 16, 2014 2:05 PM

An important topic for all of us - but this graphic works best for secondary students. 

Digital Gloss's curator insight, December 17, 2014 10:06 PM

This is something every writer should think about...

Sébastien Tranchart's curator insight, January 21, 2:55 PM

« Citer ses sources conformément aux normes exigées » et «se conformer aux droits liés à la propriété intellectuelle » sont deux objectifs d’apprentissage du Profil TIC des étudiants au collégial liés respectivement aux habiletés consistant à « 3.0 Présenter l’information » et « 5.0 Exploiter les TIC de manière efficace et responsable » (source :  http://www.reptic.qc.ca/cadres-de-reference/cadre-de-reference-profil-tic-des-etudiants-du-collegial/).

 

Ce document peut donc s’avérer utile pour initier les étudiants, ainsi que les enseignants, aux différents types de plagiat.

 


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Students' Opinions on Challenging Coursework

Students' Opinions on Challenging Coursework | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
You might think that students resist challenging coursework. But is that truly the case? We wanted to know, so we asked them for their opinions.
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Includes specific suggestions on how to challenge students.

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Covering Study Skills for College Success in Your Class

Covering Study Skills for College Success in Your Class | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Discover how students learn the study skills they need for college success, and gather a few tips for covering study skills in your courses.
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The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Teaching Online

The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Teaching Online | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

“Be sure to build in tasks that generate peer-to-peer interaction and sharing; those where participants create something their peers can use and benefit from tend to be most successful.”


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Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, January 18, 6:14 AM

This is a fairly basic list of ideas, but could be useful for an initial "checklist". For most of them, there will be associated research and when using "tips" it's always good to be critical and search for other points of view. “Be sure to build in tasks that generate peer-to-peer interaction and sharing; those where participants create something their peers can use and benefit from tend to be most successful" - good point, which has several underlying theoretical principles to back it up.

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Add Voice Over to PowerPoint Presentations in 5 Easy Steps

This simple technique is an easy way to turn those PowerPoint Slides into flipped course content. The presentation tool in Microsoft Office is one of the

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, December 20, 2014 1:11 PM

A basic step-by-step process for adding voice over. 

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, December 21, 2014 10:45 PM

This is important advice for those who are into flipped class room teaching. Time and again, it has been reiterated that stand alone powerpoint presentations are not good enough unless they are backed by a voice over, or a verbal presentation, or a description short though it may be on each slide. The tips given in the article will help in preparing PPTs. with Voice Over.

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Flipped Classroom Workshop in a Book

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The Flipped Classroom Workshop in a Book makes it easy for educators to learn how flipped instruction works and how other educators have been using it in t

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A Step By Step Guide On How to Create Flashcards Using Google Spreadsheets

A Step By Step Guide On How to Create Flashcards Using Google Spreadsheets | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
January 1, 2015
Flippity is a very good tool that you can use on Google  Spreadsheets to create flashcards and quizzes. The flashcards you create can be either printed or shared online through a...
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5 Effective Ways to Search for Educational Web Tools and Apps Online

5 Effective Ways to Search for Educational Web Tools and Apps Online | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
January 6, 2015
Content curation is something I have been doing for five years now and all along the way I developed an arsenal of useful strategies that enable me to better search, access, evaluate...
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Shorter, better, faster, free: Blogging changes the nature of academic research, not just how it is communicated

Shorter, better, faster, free: Blogging changes the nature of academic research, not just how it is communicated | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Academic blogging gets your work and research out to a potentially massive audience at very, very low cost and relative amount of effort. Patrick Dunleavy argues blogging and tweeting from multi-au...

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Enrico De Angelis's curator insight, January 4, 6:28 PM

The author of the post is Patrick Dunleavy, a Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics, author of a book about "How to plan, draft, write and finish a doctoral dissertation or thesis" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003).

He is a prolific blogger!

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An Open Education Reader - Edited by David Wiley

An Open Education Reader - Edited by David Wiley | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
A collection of readings on open education with commentary. Created for IPT 515R Introduction to Open Education, a graduate course at Brigham Young University. An Open Education Reader is published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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YouTube Gets A Built-In GIF Creator

YouTube Gets A Built-In GIF Creator | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
#YouTube #Apps - Remember back in November of last year, when I wrote that YouTube needed to build their own tool for making GIFs from videos? Some called me crazy. Many, however, agreed completely. It seems YouTube agreed, too. YouTube is now quietly rolling out its own GIF maker. It doesn’t seem to be enabled on all videos just yet, but it’s definitely there for some. Take, for example, pretty m...

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Your Ultimate Guide to Giving #PechaKucha Presentations

(More detail here: http://wp.me/pTIwx-1Ca) PechaKucha is a specific style of presentation that originated in Japan that entails presentations of 20 slides, dis…

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cherimacleod's curator insight, December 21, 2014 11:10 AM

Remember when PowerPoint was killing us softly? It was never the tool, it was how we used it.  Learn how to make killer presentations.

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Can you do experiential learning online? Assessing design models for experiential learning

Can you do experiential learning online? Assessing design models for experiential learning | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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The ABCS of Setting Goals

The ABCS of Setting Goals | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
In her recent webinar, Dr. Christine Harrington describes a research-based framework for setting goals.
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