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eLearning Myths: How Video Can Put Them to Rest

eLearning Myths: How Video Can Put Them to Rest | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
It’s time to debunk some of the misnomers surrounding eLearning. See how online video can boost the effectiveness of any distance learning program.
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Videos well designed can have a learning objective.

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Free Software, Free Society: Richard Stallman at TEDxGeneva 2014

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Richard Stallman, RMS for short, has changed the world with his vision of freedom for...
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Free Sftware, Free Society: Richard Stallman at TEDxGeneva 2014

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Are Students Ready to Adopt E-Portfolio? A Preliminary Study towards Learners Readiness in a Higher Education

This paper presents the learners readiness towards the implementation of e-Portfolio as means of solving the persistent problems in educational environment. The purpose of the study was to examine ...

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The Student in a Global Social Networking Community

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Queensborough Community College is one of six community colleges of the City University of New York. Located in Bayside, Queens, the college serves more than 15,000 degree students. Queens County in New York City is the most diverse county in the United States. The College reflects this diversity. Its White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian students or their families come from 143 countries including Paraguay, Venezuela, Korea, China, India, Guyana, Pakistan, Haiti and many more. Among the numerous languages they speak are Spanish, French, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Chinese, Pushto, and Farsi. Almost half of them speak a language other than English at home. This diversity generates both challenges and opportunities in a college community. Historically, non-ESL students have scored 20 percent higher in pass rates for reading and 10 percent for writing.Queensborough Community College is an Hispanic Serving Institution with a 26% Hispanic population.

In addition to the challenge of learning a second language, many of these students have strong family and community ties and obligations. Obligation to community and family is highly valued and identity with the country of origin remains strong. In order to meet the needs of these valued students who bring so much rich cultural diversity into our classrooms, the College has committed to promoting High Impact practices in the classroom that promote student engagement by encouraging active learning and that tend to appeal to diverse student groups. George Kuh (2008) has named practices such as service learning, learning communities, diversity/global learning, and project-based learning as High Impact. Queensborough has added to this list ePortfolio, an electronic archiving and networking system, because it provides an opportunity for students to store and reflect upon their own work over time, as well as to communicate virtually and asynchronously with other students in an academic environment. Queensborough’s commitment to High Impact practices emerges from its attemptto help students become a part of a new academic community that, in the end, will help them meet their family and cultural needs through good career options and a liberal education. Support of these students in the first semester of their experience at Queensborough Community College,it is hoped, will facilitate student efforts to learn a new language, join a new community, and manage employment obligations in a way that could foster reflection during this transition in their lives.

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HETS Student Placita: Tools and Resources -

HETS Student Placita: Tools and Resources - | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
En esta sección le proveemos recursos que puede descargar a su computador o usar desde la Web para crear proyectos cumplir con algunos requerimientos de los cursos a los que asiste.
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The Harvard Classics: Download All 51 Volumes as Free eBooks

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Every revolutionary age produces its own kind of nostalgia. Faced with the enormous social and economic upheavals at the nineteenth century’s end, learned Victorians like Walter Pater, John Ruskin, and Matthew Arnold looked to High Church models and played the bishops of Western culture, with a monkish devotion to preserving and transmitting old texts and traditions and turning back to simpler ways of life.

 

It was in 1909, the nadir of this milieu, before the advent of modernism and world war, that The Harvard Classics took shape.

 

Compiled by Harvard’s president Charles W. Eliot and called at first Dr. Eliot’s Five Foot Shelf, the compendium of literature, philosophy, and the sciences, writes Adam Kirsch in Harvard Magazine, served as a “monument from a more humane and confident time” (or so its upper classes believed), and a “time capsule…. In 50 volumes.”

 

What does the massive collection preserve?


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What is Competency-Based Education?

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In general, “competency-based education” refers to a curriculum designed with a focus on the specific outcomes students should attain by the end of their studies. 


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Trends on Distance Education

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A collection of articles and research on recent trends in Distance Education and its impact in Higher Education and students academic performance.
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Khan Academy

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You only have to know one thing: you can learn anything!
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Acerca de los MOOC. Conceptos, opiniones y conjeturas personales | Aula Magna 2.0

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Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table

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This overview shows the progression of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy, how each thinking skill applies in practice, and examples of activities using digital tools.
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When Windows Update Fails, This Is How You Fix It

When Windows Update Fails, This Is How You Fix It | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
The recent Windows 8.1 August Update blindsided many users with issues. Some experienced BSODs or black screens, while others found themselves stuck in an infinite reboot loop. If you've been negatively affected by a Windows Update, here's a quick list of troubleshooting steps that will help you restore Windows to a functional state. Windows Crashes…
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Massive Open Online Courses on Health and Medicine: Review

Background: Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have become immensely popular in a short span of time. However, there is very little research exploring MOOCs in the discipline of health and medicine.
Objective: We aim to provide a review of MOOCs related to health and medicine offered by various MOOC platforms in 2013, by analyzing and comparing the various offerings, their target audience, typical length of course, and credentials offered. We also discuss opportunities and challenges presented by MOOCs in health and medicine.
Methods: Health and medicine–related MOOCs were gathered using several methods to ensure the richness and completeness of data. Identified MOOC platform websites were used to gather the lists of offerings. In parallel, these MOOC platforms were contacted to access official data on their offerings. Two MOOC aggregator sites (Class Central and MOOC List) were also consulted to gather data on MOOC offerings. Eligibility criteria were defined to concentrate on the courses that were offered in 2013 and primarily on the subject of health and medicine. All language translations in this paper were done using Google Translate.
Results: The search identified 225 courses, of which 98 were eligible for the review. Over half (58%, 57/98) of the MOOCs considered were offered on the Coursera platform, and 94% (92/98) of all the MOOCs were offered in English. Universities offered 90 MOOCs, and the John Hopkins University offered the largest number of MOOCs (12/90). Only three MOOCs were offered by developing countries (China, West Indies, and Saudi Arabia). The duration of MOOCs varied from 3-20 weeks with an average length of 6.7 weeks. On average, MOOCs expected a participant to work on the material for 4.2 hours a week. Verified certificates were offered by 14 MOOCs, while three others offered other professional recognition.
Conclusions: The review presents evidence to suggest that MOOCs can be used as a way to provide continuous medical education. It also shows the potential of MOOCs as a means of increasing health literacy among the public.

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Cengage Learning Recognized for Technology Innovation as 2014 Ebbies ... - Newswire Today (press release)

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Convert ebooks like a Pro with TEBookConverter - gHacks Tech News

Convert ebooks like a Pro with TEBookConverter - gHacks Tech News | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Convert all major ebook formats with the easy to use TEBookConverter software program for Windows.
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Competency based degree programs in the USA: post secondary credentials for measurable student learning and performance


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National Challenge for Higher Education: Retaining a 21st Century Workforce

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The National Challenge for Higher Education is an opportunity for presidents to be involved in a national campaign to promote faculty career flexibility

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Welcome to the League of Extraordinary EduHeroes

Find resources and an explanation at http://shellyterrell.com/2014/08/19/eduhero/ Also, TeacherRebootCamp.com & SylviasEnglishOnline.org

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Kleinspiration: 6 Professional Opportunities for Learning More About Classroom Design!

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College Governance Survey

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In a newly released survey, ACTA found that 89% of the public believes college is becoming unaffordable for the middle class. And over 90% believes that boards of trustees should take the lead in reforming higher education to lower costs and improve quality.


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The Problem With Understanding

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Assessing understanding might be the most complex thing an educator or academic institution is has to do.

Unfortunately, professional development gives a lower level of attention to developing quality assessments, training that is rarely commensurate with this complexity. The challenge of assessment is no less than figuring out what a learner knows, and where he or she needs to go next. In other words, what do they know, and how should I respond?

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​Khan Academy Believes You Can Learn Anything (EdSurge News)

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#YOUKHANLEARNANYTHING: On August 19, Khan Academy launched its #youcanlearnanything campaign, designed to encourage lifelong learning and acknowledge the role of struggling in skill development. As part of the campaign, Khan Academy students can now track progress across different subjects through a
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Digital Storytelling and Flipped Instruction using Tellagami

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Tellagami lets students create their own virtual performances using 3D digital avatars that they can design and customize themselves.
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This Flipped Class Is Studying Biology with a $10 Microscope and a Smart Phone -- Campus Technology

This Flipped Class Is Studying Biology with a $10 Microscope and a Smart Phone -- Campus Technology | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Take a smartphone, add $10 worth of plywood and Plexiglas, a bit of hardware, laser pointer lenses and LED click lights from a keychain flashlight and you have a DIY microscope worthy of use in college classes. At least, that's the idea of an instructor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology who is adding the do-it-yourself technology in her biology lab courses.
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SHLB Symposium: "School-Library Partnerships and Other Strategies for Anchor Institution Broadband Deployment."

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014        9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Hamilton  600 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Join the SHLB Coaltition in exploring school-library broadband partnerships and other strategies to promote broadband deployment for community anchor institutions. 

We will discuss the implications of the FCC's most recent E-rate order, the Connect America Fund reforms, and prospects for additional changes to the E-rate Program expected this year.  The program will include an variety of policy-makers, broadband providers and school/library representatives. 

A LIVE webcast option is also available. 

If you are interested in presenting or sponsoring, please contact our

Program Manager, Emily Olson, at eolson@shlb.org.

Lev Gonick, the CEO of OneCommunity, will deliver a keynote address about his “Big Gig” grant program announced on Aug. 7.  We are also expecting speakers from the FCC, the Obama Administration, schools and libraries, and broadband companies. 

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The Disruptive Potential of the Massive Open Online Course: A literature review

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