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Open Education, Open Educational Resources and MOOCs - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

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Open Education, Open Educational Resources and MOOCs
Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
Professor Tian Belawati has made lifetime professional contributions to open and distance learning (ODL).
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Open Education Week 2015 - U.S. Department of Education (press release) (blog)

Open Education Week 2015
U.S. Department of Education (press release) (blog)
As we celebrate Open Education Week 2015, we look forward to implementing the new U.S.
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Alice in WonderTech: The 9 C's of Digital Literacy

Alice in WonderTech: The 9 C's of Digital Literacy | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

Alice Chen writes: "We all know that our digital natives are very at ease with technology. In fact, they’re in love with technology, but does that automatically make them digital proficient?

When I originally pondered this question, I began to realize that the 5 C's often discussed in education today - communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and citizenship - needed to be expanded to include these other areas as well: curation, copyright, character and connectedness."


Via Mary Reilley Clark, Lynnette Van Dyke
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An article that connects our digital native Gen C students to the curriculum via language that they understand...curation, copyright, character and connectedness...

TWCLibrary's curator insight, March 18, 2015 6:11 PM
Very useful infographic and article on incorporating digital literacy in teaching and learning
DrAlfonso Orozco C.'s curator insight, March 19, 2015 1:33 PM

Go Alice Go!!!.

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Open Source in Education, new series begins March 16 - opensource.com

Open Source in Education, new series begins March 16 - opensource.com | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
On Monday, March 16 we will begin a series, one articles each day through the end of the month, on the theme: Open Source in Education.
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Two Awesome Apps to Help You Stay Focused

Two Awesome Apps to Help You Stay Focused | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
March 16, 2015
In today’s post, we are sharing with you two interesting Chrome extensions that will help boost your productivity and help you do more while working online. These are particularly...
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FREE AND OPEN TEXTBOOKS WITH CA ONLINE LIBRARY FOR EDU

COOLforEd (http://coolfored.org) was established through California state legislation seeking to make higher education more affordable by providing faculty a...
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Microsoft to Create Free Online Programming Courses for EdX - Xconomy

Microsoft to Create Free Online Programming Courses for EdX - Xconomy | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Microsoft is dipping its toe in the world of free online education, partnering with Cambridge, MA-based EdX to create courses for software developers. EdX
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8 Good YouTube Channels for Teachers

8 Good YouTube Channels for Teachers | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
March 11, 2015
Popular Culture has this wonderful list  featuring a wide collection of some useful YouTube channels that you could probably recommend for your students. The channels suggested in...
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3 Excellent Tools to Quickly Poll Your Students

3 Excellent Tools to Quickly Poll Your Students | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
February 25, 2015
The web is teeming with interesting tools that teachers can use to gather informal feedback from students. We have already reviewed several of the best options available out there...
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Excellent Templates to Use with Newsletters, PowerPoint, and Word Documents

Excellent Templates to Use with Newsletters, PowerPoint, and Word Documents | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
March 3, 2015
A few weeks ago, we shared with you two video tutorials to help you set up your classroom newsletter  and today we are introducing you to this excellent resource of templates to...
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Two Powerful Google Drive Tools for Signing Your Docs and PDFs

Two Powerful  Google Drive Tools for Signing Your Docs and PDFs | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
March 4, 2015There are several tools out there that claim to help users add electronic signature to their documents and PDFs but only a select few are really worth the try. We have been testing some...
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The Death of Textbooks? - The Atlantic

The Death of Textbooks? - The Atlantic | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Artificially intelligent software is reshaping traditional teaching materials—but it's unclear what the new technology will take away from the learning experience.
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How Teaching Mindfulness Benefits Learning

How Teaching Mindfulness Benefits Learning | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that social and emotional well-being can directly influence academic outcomes.
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Why college students prefer reading in print over e-books on mobile device - Astro Awani

Why college students prefer reading in print over e-books on mobile device - Astro Awani | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Frank Schembari loves books printed books. He loves how they smell. He loves scribbling in the margins, underlining interesting sentences, folding a page corner to mark his place.
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25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner

25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner

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Feds Hint at Launch of OER-Powered Online Skills Academy - T.H.E. Journal

Feds Hint at Launch of OER-Powered Online Skills Academy - T.H.E. Journal | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Open Education Week is almost over, and the federal government has stepped in to put its support behind the development and use of open educational resources
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30 Useful Apps for Online Students

30 Useful Apps for Online Students | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
The number of college students taking at least one online course has nearly doubled over the past five years according to a report by market research agency Refuel.  Online students are often faced with the challenge of juggling their academic...
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Open Education Week 2015 - U.S. Department of Education (press release) (blog)

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Open Education Week 2015
U.S. Department of Education (press release) (blog)
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How to Use Evernote to Deliver Online Courses

How I use Evernote to develop and deliver online courses. Link to tutorial on Using Evernote for Course Delivery http://www.dottotech.com/ecb-opt-in-page/ Do...
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Some Handy Google Maps Tutorials for Teachers

Some Handy Google Maps Tutorials for Teachers | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
March 11, 2015
Google Maps is an excellent tool to use with students to develop their spatial thinking. Beyond getting driving or walking directions to the other, this tool enables students to...
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UC Irvine Opens Chemistry Lectures Online - Campus Technology

UC Irvine Opens Chemistry Lectures Online - Campus Technology | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
The University of California, Irvine has kicked off an "Open Chemistry" project that makes lectures from 16 separate undergraduate and graduate courses freely available online.
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We Could Save Students a Billion Dollars on Textbooks - Huffington Post

We Could Save Students a Billion Dollars on Textbooks - Huffington Post | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
We need faculty to make the switch and drop their traditional textbook for an open textbook. It's not hard, but it's not easy, and institutions can make a huge impact by providing training and resources for interested faculty to make the switch....
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Some Very Good Chrome Tools to Annotate and Edit PDFs

Some Very Good Chrome Tools to Annotate and Edit PDFs | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
March 4, 2015
PDFs (portable document formats) are probably the most popular document format we use in our daily work as teachers and educators. As such, we deemed it important that we share with you...
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Deeper Learning: What Is It and Why Is It So Effective?

Deeper Learning: What Is It and Why Is It So Effective? | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
You can’t search for something you’ve already found, can you? In the case of deeper learning, it appears we’ve been doing just that: aiming in the dark at a concept that’s right under our noses.
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Excellent Checklist for Online Professional Learning

Excellent Checklist for Online Professional Learning | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
March 7, 2015
Today we are sharing with you this interesting checklist designed to help educators, teachers and school leaders evaluate online tools for professional learning. This checklist is part...
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