"First came free online courses. Now come…free online textbooks (Coursera to offer students free online textbooks, with conditions | WaPo). Call us picky, but the implication that free textbooks are an xMOOC innovation is a ...
ACLS Online Course Manuals are Now Available at No Cost through United ... Sacramento Bee In recent years, online certification programs have become extremely popular. For example, many people like the flexibility that online courses can provide.
Major academic content, software, and services company Cengage Learning is considering filing for bankruptcy relief, the company’s CEO, Michael Hansen, said on a call reporting third quarter financial results.
Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences).
The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency...
Mind mapping is a great way to brainstorm, make a plan, or turn ideas into the steps needed to make it real. Thankfully, there are great tools out there to help you build mind maps, organize them, and save them for later.
Stampsy is a sharing platform for people who produce compelling digital media content.
Whether you're a photographer, an editor or an art school student, Stampsy is the place where your creative ideas are shaped into beautiful digital experiences. We call them Stamps and they're a completely new online format for framing your talent and sharing content on the web. At a time of rapidly increasing opportunities for storytelling and visual expression, Stampsy is the place where digital content comes to life.
A screencast is a digital recording of a computer screen with audio narration. Screencasts can include telestrator (‘John Madden pen’) annotations. Narrated slideshows include audio recordings synchronized to images without hand-drawn annotations.
Screencasts and narrated slideshows can be created with two kinds of tools:
1. Browser-based: Create an account on the website and use a modern web browser like Google Chrome or FireFox to record, save and share it.
2. Client-based: Download and install software on a computing device to record and save.
The investigation shows that almost all objectives, teaching tasks and concepts of the curriculum can be promoted with the aid of tablet computers. Nevertheless, a lot of prerequisites in terms of hardware and software are required for a successful integration of tablets. In addition, there are some drawbacks, such as the lack of teacher training and slower text production.
The Perpetual Passion for Paper The American In August 2012, the Chronicle of Higher Education ran the headline “Students Find E-Textbooks 'Clumsy' and Don't Use Their Interactive Features.” Texts and other e-books are not products but licenses for...
6- Open “Source” Opportunities – MOOCs, for Massive Open Online Courses. ... Annotation and Summary:This paper discusses the challenges top offering free and open textbooks to college and university students in the United States.
When shifting to discuss his own efforts, he returns to the less threatening "online lectures." Should professors at Harvard or other elite institutions produce "talking textbooks?" The answer there seems to me to be very simple: ...
Over this last year I have been fortunate to have been sent to many education conferences on behalf of SmartBrief in pursuit of content and guest bloggers for SmartBlog on Education. It is a dream job for a retired educator and an education blogger.
Infuse Learning is a free student response system that works with any Internet-connected device including iPads and Android tablets. Infuse Learning allows teachers to push questions, prompts, and quizzes out to students' devices in private virtual classrooms. In an Infuse Learning room a teacher can give students a wide variety of formats in which to response to a question or prompt. Students can reply to prompts and questions in standard multiple choice, true/false, and short answer formats. But Infuse Learning also offers an option for students to reply by creating drawings or diagrams on their iPads, Android tablets, or on their laptops.
A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably...
Dan Eldridge on "E-Book Sales Up 43 Percent From Last Year - Posted on May 15, 2013. "Like everyone else, I don't see how Dan could have handled things any better. I was hoping for a clear and well-played explanation, ...