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CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title of the Year: Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What's Out There to Transform College Teaching

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title of the Year: Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What's Out There to Transform College Teaching | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

Sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), this one-of-a-kind book demonstrates the best tools, resources, and techniques for discovering, selecting, and integrating interactive open educational resources (OERs) into the teaching and learning process. The author examines many of the best repositories and digital library websites for finding high quality materials, explaining in depth the best practices for effectively searching these repositories and the various methods for evaluating, selecting, and integrating the resources into the instructor’s curriculum and course assignments, as well as the institution’s learning management system.


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Are You Missing This Piece to Enhance Student Learning?

Are You Missing This Piece to Enhance Student Learning? | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi


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Julie Price's curator insight, February 20, 2015 10:41 PM

What a great quote. Pass it on to your kids when they set off to school!

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 8, 2015 3:35 PM
If you have worked in any educational environment from elementary school, higher education, or corporate training, then you have had students who consistently struggle with a topic, skill, or prerequisite knowledge that they must learn in order to be successful. Likewise, many of those same students struggle to motivate themselves to learn the material they are struggling with.
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6 Emerging Trends Driving Technology in Education - Campus Technology

6 Emerging Trends Driving Technology in Education - Campus Technology | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
The burden is on universities to advance the culture of innovation, "to foster environments that accelerate learning and creativity" and "to create the conditions for innovation to happen," according to a new report released Wednesday by the New...
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4 Good Tech Tools for Teaching Writing

4 Good Tech Tools for Teaching Writing | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
February 15, 2015
As an EdTech enthusiast, I am always looking for potent ways to leverage the power of digitality into my everyday learning. Writing is one of those areas where technology is...
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A Beautiful Timeline On The Evolution of Learning Technologies

A Beautiful Timeline On The Evolution of Learning Technologies | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
February 16, 2015
"Human beings have always been seekers of knowledge. The minute we discover something new, we want to share it with others and move onto the next achievement. Since the beginning of...
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New Visual Featuring The Latest Google Classroom Updates

New Visual Featuring The  Latest Google Classroom Updates | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
February 18, 2015
Google Classroom has recently added a set of interesting new features that we have covered in an earlier post here in EdTech and Learning. Google for Education has also created this...
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The OU launches Badged Open Courses | Open Media

The OU launches Badged Open Courses | Open Media | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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6 Ways to Promote an Engaged Learning Environment

6 Ways to Promote an Engaged Learning Environment | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

"There are a lot of myths surrounding the type of pedagogy and instructional strategies that promote knowledge building and higher order thinking in the classroom. In an engaging classroom, learning is messy. Students are engaged in inquiry processes that are meaningful to them, and socially constructing new knowledge bases that are also culturally relevant.

 

Despite the push for learning strategies that engage student, there still exists structures and cultures and frameworks that learning must be quiet, focused on the teacher as the main socializer of knowledge, and that worksheets and memorization, and compliance are necessary from students to achieve."


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101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication

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heather dawson's curator insight, February 19, 2015 12:03 PM

Inspirational list of resources. utrecht university library leading the project. grouped by theme. each has a brief description.

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Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit

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Reshan Richards discusses the use of Explain Everything & iPads to build a Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit.

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, March 1, 2015 5:31 PM

Thx Beth Dichter

Sheilah Smith's curator insight, June 11, 2015 10:59 PM

Great resource.

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, November 6, 2015 4:15 PM

 Dr. Reshan Richards discusses the use of Explain Everything & iPads to build a Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit.  He has recently written about the qualitative formative assessment toolkit (QFAT for short) which is something that has come out of his research on and practice with mobile devices, multimedia, and formative assessment. It is comprised of four media authoring approaches available on most smartphones, tablets, and laptops: making photos, taking screenshots, filming videos, and screencasting.

Each of these approaches allow teachers and learner to capture and create moments of learning, excerpts of understanding, and reflections of experience. 


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How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills

How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Remember reflection? That's something we used to do occasionally before we all became addicted to checking our Web-enabled devices every few minutes for our much-needed digital data fixes. Prior to...

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Andreas Kuswara's curator insight, July 11, 2013 11:32 PM

:) .. curious, does the constant burst mode style of reading we now getting acustomed to, afforded by our various mobile devices, errode our ability to stop think and reflect? ... i would like to think not.

Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, July 13, 2013 6:03 AM
I wouldn't think os Andreas; I prefer to regard those bursts of reading as a provocation, a springboard for thinking and reflection.
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Fluency Snapshot

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7 Tech Tools That Foster Critical Thinking Skills

7 Tech Tools That Foster Critical Thinking Skills | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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11 Tools for Online Presentations, Videos, Animations

11 Tools for Online Presentations, Videos, Animations | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

Presentation tools can be helpful for creating content, such as product demonstrations to enhance a shopping experience. Oftentimes, slide presentations can be repurposed from your existing content. And, you can share short presentations on social media sites.

Here is a list of online tools to create and distribute presentations. There are tools to make slides, incorporate video, and utilize animation. All of the tools are simple to use.


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wedography42's curator insight, February 24, 2015 2:06 AM

Great information you share,thank u for sharing.......!

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Connected Mind- A Good Mind mapping app for Teachers and Students

Connected Mind- A Good Mind mapping app for Teachers and Students | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
February, 2015
Connected Mind is a very good Chrome extension that allow users to create beautiful mind maps and store them in the cloud. Mind maps you create via this tool can include a wide variety...
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15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning

15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
What are some of the most encouraging known facts about learning? From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless things we can do to improve the way we learn. Below we list fifteen steps toward a better brain:
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You Can Now Create and Publish Educational Textbooks Using Kindle Textbook Creator

You Can Now Create and Publish Educational Textbooks Using Kindle Textbook Creator | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
February, 2015
Amazon has recently released Kindle Textbook Creator to enable educators to create and publish textbooks and other educational content in Kindle stores. What this tool does is that it...
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3 Important Google Drive Tips for Teachers

3 Important Google Drive Tips for Teachers | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
February 17, 2015
For those of you who haven’t seen them yet, Google for Education has recently added some interesting posts covering a bunch of handy features to use on your Google Drive. Here are...
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e-Assessment Toolkit | The e-Assessment Association

e-Assessment Toolkit | The e-Assessment Association | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
The e-Assessment Toolkit exists to provide clear, current, practical information to e-assessment practitioners, or those thinking of adopting e-assessment.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, February 18, 2015 3:43 AM

The e-Assessment Toolkit exists to provide clear, current, practical information to e-assessment practitioners, or those thinking of adopting e-assessment. The toolkit offers useful tools and resources, helping users to develop and share their knowledge of e-assessment for effective implementation.


What is e-Assessment?

E-assessment as a single term describes a range of learning and assessment activities that have distinct meanings in their own contexts e.g. electronic marking, online assessment, computer-aided assessment and direct on-screen testing are all referred to as e-assessment.

The toolkit is for those involved in the management and delivery of e-assessment in centres offering accredited vocational qualifications and covers two key aspects of e-assessment: the management and delivery of e-testing and the use of e-portfolios for assessment.

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Making sense of open educational resources | Tony Bates

Making sense of open educational resources | Tony Bates | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, February 18, 2015 5:39 PM

Gives a quick overview of OER

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The Hierarchy of Needs for an Engaged Social Media Audience

The Hierarchy of Needs for an Engaged Social Media Audience | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Maslow's hierarchy of needs has been adapted many times—from starting a business to managing human resources. What would social media hierarchy of needs look like?

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A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation

A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

"When researching student motivation and gamification late last year, I came across the most comprehensive gamification framework I’ve ever seen. Developed by gamification expert Yu-kai Chou, it was an ambitious effort that distinguished black hat gamification (which is “bad”–think Farmville and Candy Crush) from white hat gamification (which is “good”–think Minecraft or even an ACT score)...

While it is designed not as an educational framework, but rather as a way to demonstrate gamification and its many strands, gamification is about human encouragement and motivation. For educators, student motivation is one of the pillars of a academic performance..."


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Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, February 19, 2015 9:34 AM

For educators, student motivation is one of the pillars of a academic performance. While the terms are sometimes misunderstood–and risk becoming cliche as we continue to talk about them topically rather than specifically–student motivation and student engagement are prime movers in the learning process. Without either, teaching is an uphill battle.

luc taesch's curator insight, February 22, 2015 5:43 AM

motivation motivatio, it is all about motivation... see the life in pink .. ;-)

Claudia Cornejo Happel's curator insight, March 19, 2015 1:22 PM

8 Core Drives Of Student Motivation - gleaned from research on gaming

1) Epic Meaning & Calling

2) Development & Accomplishment

3) Empowerment of Creativity & Feedback

 

4) Ownership & Possession

Educator Takeaways? Space, place, voice, and choice are among the principles of student-centered learning. A sense of agency can be both empowering and overwhelming for students.


5) Social Influence & Relatedness

Educator takeaways? How can we design learning so that students need to connect to clarify a need for knowledge, to create knowledge, or to share knowledge? Pushed further, how does social influence change the knowledge and competencies we choose to value?


6) Scarcity & Impatience

Yu-kai Chou explains, “This is the drive of wanting something because you can’t have it….”

 

7) Unpredictability & Curiosity

8) Loss & Avoidance

What if….we could somehow design a unit, for example, that “forced” the student to “start over” if they made certain mistakes, but through other principles of student motivation outlined above, they were somehow motivated to do so?



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Christopher Pappas: 9 Tips To Apply Adult Learning Theory to eLearning - eLearning Industry

Christopher Pappas: 9 Tips To Apply Adult Learning Theory to eLearning - eLearning Industry | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
According to the renowned American educator, Malcolm Knowles there are 5 assumptions concerning the characteristics of adult learners, and 4 principles concerning adult learning (andragogy). Despite the fact that Knowles' adult learning theory assumptions and principles were introduced in the 1980's, each can be utilized today to help eLearning professionals create more meaningful learning experiences for adult learners.

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Phil Hobrla's curator insight, March 16, 2015 8:09 PM

In order for adult learners to be actively involved in their own learning, they must feel (and know) that they have a voice in regards to the content and delivery of their coursework. The degree to which learners determine how a course will play out is, of course, the prerogative of the instructor, but I think instructors who actively gauge the preparedness and receptivity of their adult learners are liable to get ones who are more engaged and grateful.

Jennifer Kleiner's curator insight, March 16, 2015 8:13 PM

Scooped from Amos's Scoop.it page- Adult learning theory is very important to keep in mind when designing learning strategies for adult education. This is a very helpful resource to easily reference when designing instruction, in particular I would highlight the PURPOSE behind each module and activity and remembering that motivation is key with adult learners.

Samantha Patterson 7's curator insight, March 16, 2015 9:05 PM

This is a good article about adult learning with eLearning. It provides information about Knowles' 5 adult learning theory assumptions that can be translated to modern day eLearning experiences.

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10 Best Places To Get Free Images

10 Best Places To Get Free Images | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

Where can you find free, good quality images that are cleared to use for your blog posts or social media content?

More and more, you can find images online that allow for use on your blog, or in any creative work, without copyright restrictions or having to pay for licenses.

Searching for stock images can be a difficult and time-wasting task. So take a look at these websites to save you time and possibly frustration.


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Damien O'Dwyer's curator insight, February 12, 2015 6:38 AM

With I.Stock being owned by G.etty now, cost of images rising fast. Here are some free alternatives!

calliope kritikou's curator insight, February 13, 2015 3:31 AM

πολύ αναλυτικό και ενδιαφέρον!

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How To Cite Social Media In Scholarly Writing

How To Cite Social Media In Scholarly Writing | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
How To Cite Social Media In Scholarly Writing

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