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Rice News Release: OpenStax College publishes first iBooks textbook - Newsroom America

Rice News Release: OpenStax College publishes first iBooks textbook - Newsroom America | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Rice News Release: OpenStax College publishes first iBooks textbookNewsroom AmericaSUMMARY: Rice University-based publisher OpenStax College has published College Physics, the first iBooks textbook that is based on one of OpenStax College's free,...
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Ten Hottest Disruptive Technologies in Higher Education

Ten Hottest Disruptive Technologies in Higher Education

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Using the webcam to engage with online students

Using the webcam to engage with online students | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

Studying online can be a very solitary process and it’s this feeling of isolation that is most often attributed to the high rate of student drop-outs in online courses. As an online teacher, this makes quickly building a good relationship with your students all the more vital. 


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Esta puede ser una buena idea

Antonio Bautista's curator insight, November 24, 6:26 AM

Muy útil y con perspectiva de futuro para tutoriales

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Useful tips!

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Online Discussion Questions That Work

Online Discussion Questions That Work | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

"Most online faculty know that discussion is one of the biggest advantages of online education. The increased think-time afforded by the asynchronous environment, coupled with the absence of public speaking fears, produces far deeper discussion than is usually found in face-to-face courses."


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online4ed's curator insight, November 6, 12:23 PM

I love helping faculty design meaningful questions which help students to grow, apply new learning, and showcase growth!  

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Awesome Poster On Digital Literacy

Awesome Poster On  Digital Literacy | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
October 28, 2014
Since the uptake of digital media and the boon in internet technologies, digital literacy becomes at the centre of literacy discussion. Digital literacy is not an aim in and of...
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Two-Thirds of Faculty Unaware of Open Education Resources - Campus Technology

Two-Thirds of Faculty Unaware of Open Education Resources - Campus Technology | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Nearly two-thirds of faculty members in U.S. higher education are generally unaware of open educational resources (OER), according to a new study from Babson Survey Research Group and Pearson.
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Beautiful Visual Featuring 7 Ways to Do Formative Assessments in Class

Beautiful Visual Featuring 7 Ways to Do Formative Assessments in Class | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
October 30, 2014
Below is an excellent visual that features some handy ideas on how to carry on formative assessments in your class. Squareheadteachers took this original chart and remade it into a...
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9 Effective Questions to Help Students Develop A Growth Mindset

9 Effective Questions to Help Students Develop A Growth Mindset | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
November 1, 2014
When it comes to high quality education blog posts. Dr Jackie Gerstein is one of my favourite authors.  I always find her articles very insightful and full of new ideas and...
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Over 40 Web Tools to Create Quizzes and Polls in Class

Over 40 Web Tools to Create Quizzes and Polls in Class | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
November, 2014
Today as I was browsing through my Google Plus feeds I came across this excellent list created by classroom aid. The list features a plethora of useful web tools that teachers can use...
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Open educational resources perceived as high quality, even though faculty awareness lags @insidehighered

Open educational resources perceived as high quality, even though faculty awareness lags @insidehighered | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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The teacher's guide: 50 resources for using tech in the modern classroom | ZDNet

The teacher's guide: 50 resources for using tech in the modern classroom | ZDNet | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
A roundup of educational articles, apps and tutorials for educators looking to integrate technology into the classroom, updated for 2014.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 24, 10:08 AM

An updated list of technology integration options. Using any of these?

John Bostock's curator insight, October 27, 4:45 PM

Try something new!

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"[24. Video and media? TeacherTube | Video tips 25. The Internet? Webquests -- How, when and why. | Internet safety cheat sheet 26. Presentations? Tips for design and delivery] '
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Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish

Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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Marie Schoeman's curator insight, October 26, 12:54 AM

Trying to get a grip on the overwhelming array of apps that are available for teachers

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Easy steps to OER creation

Easy steps to OER creation | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Creating flexible and easily distributed OER is easy with a few simple steps.

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What is Critical Thinking? (Explained with Great Videos)

What is Critical Thinking? (Explained with Great Videos) | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
What is Critical Thinking?Understand better what critical thinking means.

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, October 15, 8:59 AM

These videos make critical thinking easy to understand.

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How can you use critical thinking as a tool of value?

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Ten Ideas To Move Classroom Technology Closer To Blended Learning

Ten Ideas To Move Classroom Technology Closer To Blended Learning | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Welcome to a post where I reflect on the idea of blended learning. In this post I will attempt to provide 10 ideas that can turn simple technology integration into a blended learning environment. F...

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kelvinsmim's curator insight, November 4, 2:18 AM

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Michael Millard's curator insight, November 4, 11:37 AM

Återigen ett tänkvärt bloginlägg om vad IKT kan göra med inlärning i det 21:a århundradet.

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▶ Josie Fraser - Digital Literacy in Practice: Making Change Happen - YouTube

 official YouTube channel of Learning Technology and Innovation (LTI) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). 36 minute recording of event held in October 2014 covering the DigiLit Leicester project, a partnership between the Council, De Montfort University, and 23 secondary schools.  Over the last two years, the project has developed a shared definition of what digital literacy looks like situated in professional practice, identified strengths and gaps across the city, and been instrumental in  developing confidence across Leicester’s secondary and specialist education schools workforce.


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Beyond PowerPoint & Keynote: The 20 Best Apps to Create and Share Presentations

Beyond PowerPoint & Keynote: The 20 Best Apps to Create and Share Presentations | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

From school classrooms to Apple product launches, slideshow presentations have quickly become the standard accompaniment to lectures. You can't give a speech without a slideshow, it seems. And they all feel same. Presentations are dominated by Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynote, apps that are all but omnipresent.


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Edgar Mata's curator insight, November 12, 10:35 PM

Las 20 mejores aplicaciones para crear presentaciones.

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Today's the day for more tools for presentations

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Online tool helps nail down real cost of college - ConsumerAffairs

Online tool helps nail down real cost of college - ConsumerAffairs | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Selecting a college really is a little like buying a car. There's the sticker price, but that really isn't what the car – or the college – costs.
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The 5 Main Fluencies of The 21st Century Learning

The 5 Main Fluencies of The 21st Century Learning | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
October 29, 2014
Today I want to share with you this awesome read I came across in Global Citizen Education. The article is entitled " 21st Century Fluencies" and is basically based on Crockett et...
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New Bloom's Taxonomy Sheet with Over 80 Web Tools to Try Out

New Bloom's Taxonomy Sheet with Over 80 Web Tools to Try Out | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
November 1, 2014
I am not sure if you have seen it before or not but this is absolutely among the best works I have seen on Bloom's Taxonomy. Since the time Bloom's Digital Taxonomy was released,...
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Nice Visual on The Ins and Outs of Professional Development

Nice Visual on The Ins and Outs of Professional Development | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
November 2, 2014
It seems like the practice of professional development within schools has witnessed some radical changes throughout the years. According to We Are Teachers, there are ten main areas...
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Getting Learners Engaged with Online Learning

Getting Learners Engaged with Online Learning | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

“What do you do when learners don’t seem to want to learn online? You may have all the ingredients for a successful training roll out – from internal marketing and senior management buy-in to a great Learning Management System – but what...”


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Where do you fall? What about your teachers?  

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Personalized Learning: A Working Definition

Personalized Learning: A Working Definition | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
A group of philanthropies and school and technology advocacy groups, with contributions from educators, compiled a four-part "working definition" of the attributes of personalized learning.

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Eine gute Übersicht zu den Facetten, die sich hinter dem zur Zeit oft bemühten "Trend" bzw. Schlagwort "personalisiertes Lernen" verbergen.

Suzanne's curator insight, November 3, 10:35 AM

Relevant questions with a four-part working definition of the attributes of personalized learning, thus bringing the ideal closer to fruition.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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How To Design For Multiple Personas in Your LMS

How To Design For Multiple Personas in Your LMS | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
We all learn differently – you knew that. Personalisation is the topic of the hour in learning technology. Can your LMS make a personal experience across your organisation?

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How to Create Interactive YouTube Videos - YouTube

A quick overview on how to create an interactive video for you classroom. A great way to boost classroom engagement and rigor through YouTube.

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Suzanne Ryan's curator insight, October 26, 5:26 PM

Can't wait to have a play with this...

MarkCapecchi's curator insight, October 26, 8:27 PM

This can greatly enhance the music classroom!