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Interactive Textbooks Revolutionizing the Classroom Text

Interactive Textbooks Revolutionizing the Classroom Text | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
The Interactive Capabilities in iBooks are Taking Digital Text Books to the Next Level Tablet technology has permanently changed the way people consume and
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The 19 Learner Burdens 

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On this page, find an infographic addressing the 19 Learner Burdens. These are the thoughts and attached feelings experienced by a learner, either consciously or subconsciously, when engaging with a learning program.

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A New Visual Search Engine - Athenir

A New Visual Search Engine - Athenir | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Research better. Feel better

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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, February 18, 2:58 AM

Thanks to Richard Byrne / [url=/u/349210 x-already-notified=1]Beth Dichter[/url] for sharing a post on a new search engine, Athenir.

This visual search engine provides a view that may help learners discover additional search terms, allowing them to more easily find the information they are looking for. His post (linked to by clicking his name above) explains that this is just the beginning with additional items being added over the summer. 


Providing learners access to search engines beyond Google, Bing and Yahoo is important. There are many search engines that are geared to younger students, that are more visual in nature...this list could go on. The visual component of this is colorful and allows learners to view their search in a format that many find helpful.

John Evans's comment, Today, 9:04 AM
Just tried to access the site and it seems to have been shut down.
Karen E. Belter's comment, Today, 10:56 AM
The Athenir sire is closed.
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New university initiatives focus on bringing open educational resources to the masses

New university initiatives focus on bringing open educational resources to the masses | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
New initiatives at university systems show the maturation of efforts to increase the use of open educational resources.

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Converting Presentations into Videos in PowerPoint 2013

Converting Presentations into Videos in PowerPoint 2013 | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Converting PowerPoint presentations into video format is a great way to give your speech extra engaging power. Here’s a quick tutorial to get you started.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 25, 7:40 AM

A great step-by-step tutorial on converting your presentations to videos (PowerPoint2013)

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 27, 12:41 AM
Thanks Baiba Svenca
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How to Design the Perfect Modern Learning Assessment

How to Design the Perfect Modern Learning Assessment | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
In this article, we draw on the wisdom of Evolving Educator's Vanessa Bianchi in determining how to design the "perfect" modern learning assessment.

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Social and Digital Media Revolution Statistics 2016

success story of social media revolution 2016 . Leta us tell the story of digital revolution.

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Designing Learning for Behavior Change

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How does the psychology of behavior impact learner engagement and instructional design? Guest BYTE presenter Julie Dirksen shared her insight.
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10 Best Websites For Free Audio Books

10 Best Websites For Free Audio Books | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Looking for free audio books? Here are 10 of the best websites to find the most free audio book downloads on the Internet

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'Teachers must embrace new technology or risk becoming obsolete'

'Teachers must embrace new technology or risk becoming obsolete' | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

'In the past I have always said that a computer could never replace a teacher, because learning was based on relationships. Today, I am not so sure' 


One undeniable fact about teaching is that teachers not only need to be masters of content within their subject area, but they must also be masters of education as a subject. Another undeniable fact is that neither of those subject areas looks the same as when any teacher first mastered them.

One effect of the integration of technology into our society is that change in almost everything is happening at a pace never before experienced by mankind. As much as some people may yearn for the simpler times of the past, life will continue to move forward as the natural order of society requires.


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Learning Effectiveness and Perceived Value of Wikipedia as a Primary Course Resource

Wikipedia is core to the Open Educational Resources (OER) movement and is considered as the biggest OER in the world (Caswell et al., 2008). Wikipedia ...
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Understanding Open Education Resources Webinar

In this webinar on Open Education Resources (OER), educators learn how to access the resources they need to meet the needs of their students.
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Potential Power of Blogging for Pedagogy

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I believe in the potential power of blogging. I believe it can be harnessed to be a powerful pedagogical tool in the 21st Century.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 15, 4:00 AM

Nice article on blogging with students.

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Virtual Reality and Learning: The Newest Landscape for Higher Education

Virtual Reality and Learning: The Newest Landscape for Higher Education | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Education becomes truly interactive in a virtual setting. Foreign language learning generally requires total immersion. Virtual worlds enable the ability to place students from a French class, directly into “field trips” of, for example, tours of virtual Paris to see the sights and learn, in an amongst actual native speakers of the French language, as though they were actually there.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 15, 1:10 AM

Well we can hope.

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3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st Century Student

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3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st Century Student

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 27, 7:39 AM
The three knowledge domains for the 21st Century teaching and learning environments. Update to K-W-L...
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How to Teach the 9 Themes of Digital Citizenship Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

How to Teach the 9 Themes of Digital Citizenship Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Today, it’s important for students to understand the principles of digital citizenship, not only while they’re in school.
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Using student data to inform support, pedagogy & curricula: ethical issues & dilemmas

Presentation at the Milpark Business School Research Colloquium, Johannesburg, South Africa, 25 June 2016

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The Most Important Things About Using Formative Assessment

The Most Important Things About Using Formative Assessment | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
This article discusses many of the more important things we must think about when we are using formative assessment in our classrooms.

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Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources

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Our mission is to expand access to education by promoting awareness and adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER).  Over 250 colleges have joined us and many more participate in our activities and use resources on the website.  Find out how to become a member of CCCOER at the Open Education Consortium. Spring 2016 Webinars: Feb 10,…

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Historical development of educational technology

Quidato and Tiaoson

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Interesting to see where Education has come from. Where we are going remains to be seen, but the sky is the limit...
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Of OER and Free Riders

Of OER and Free Riders | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
This began as a comment on Heather’s post, but grew unwieldy and so ended up here. Heather’s post is reacting to this quote from an article she read recent

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If we were really serious about educational technology

If we were really serious about educational technology | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
better educate and train school administrators rather than continuing to turn out new leaders that know virtually nothing about creating, facilitating, and/or sustaining 21st century learning environments;

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 27, 1:08 AM

Some good points and an interesting discussion in the comments.

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Open Learning & Open Resources: Next Steps

Open educational resources have been big news in higher education, as freely available, open-source textbooks could dramatically reduce the cost of education ...
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29 Apps That Teach Creative Writing - InformED

29 Apps That Teach Creative Writing - InformED | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Teaching creative writing means putting ideas first. It means resisting the urge to correct the writing and focusing instead on the development of the writer.
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OER and Intellectual Property

This webinar was recorded on June 15, 2016. Intellectual property rights refer to copyright, trademarks, patents, and other claims for ‘ownership’ of
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Teacher Feedback for Teacher Trainers

Teacher Feedback for Teacher Trainers | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

As a developing teacher, there are lots of courses you can do and resources that you can access to aid your development, but when you become a teacher of teachers, this often isn't the case. Feedback especially, is an area in which the door is often literally and metaphorically closed and you get little feedback yourself on this area of practice.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 15, 1:27 AM

Useful new site for teacher trainers or those who want to be.

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This blog supports an ongoing conversation about the different needs and skills for supporting teachers leaders that are working with preservice teachers. One area we are looking at as a district is how do we create systematic support or training for cooperating teachers.