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Breaking the Tyranny of the Academic Calendar - Next - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Breaking the Tyranny of the Academic Calendar - Next - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

Higher education in the United States is measured in units of time: three-credit courses, 15-week semesters, and academic years with a fall and spring semester.

The decision by the Education Department on Tuesday to clarify its rules and outline a process for providing federal aid to students enrolled in “competency-based” programs has potentially far-reaching consequences beyond just rethinking how colleges award credits based on what students actually know instead of time spent in a seat. It might mark the beginning of reimagining the entire academic calendar and providing much-needed flexibility for students to pursue opportunities outside of standard courses that help shape their undergraduate lives.

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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)

​Khan Academy Believes You Can Learn Anything (EdSurge News) | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
#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

Digital Storytelling and Flipped Instruction using Tellagami | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
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."

SHLB Symposium:  "School-Library Partnerships and Other Strategies for Anchor Institution Broadband Deployment." | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

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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Resources for Blended Learning Instructional De...

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How to design for blended learning and the flipped classroom? This post provides resources for instructional designers to get started.

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Essay on creating an alternative, nationally offered core degree experience @insidehighered

Essay on creating an alternative, nationally offered core degree experience @insidehighered | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

he U.S. Department of Education announceda new round of experimental sites to test new competency-based education (CBE) models. There is a lot of excitement in the CBE community about this development, which will provide welcome regulatory space for aid distribution formulas, an important structural component to any new form of delivery.


However, buried further down in the department’s press release was an additional announcement that has received scant attention, but which made my pulse quicken:


To continue efforts to increase opportunities for Americans to strengthen their professional skillset, the department is also announcing today that it will collaborate with the Department of Labor to develop a $25 million grant competition for an Online Skills Academy to support the development of a platform to enable high-quality, free or low-cost pathways to degrees, certificates or other employer-recognized credentials.

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WeAreTeachers: 6 Online Videos Every Teacher Should See

WeAreTeachers: 6 Online Videos Every Teacher Should See | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
7 videos that will excite you about learning, engage your students in thinking about a great school year, or put the focus in your classroom on passion.
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El Celular en La Escuela Media

Material de la ponencia realizada en la Conferencia Mundial de Educación
http://www.globaleducationconference.com/recordings.html

Alfredo Calderon's insight:

Contribuye con algunas herramientas que se pueden usar con el dispositivo móvil.

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Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - Google Search Strategies for All Students

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - Google Search Strategies for All Students | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
The beginning of the new school year is a great time to introduce students to new web search strategies or review the ones they already know. The folks at Canva put together a nice infographic abou...
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El blog de @Juancarikt: Tutorial de Google Classroom

El blog de @Juancarikt: Tutorial de Google Classroom | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

Classroom es el LMS (Sistema de Gestión del Aprendizaje) que Google pone a disposición de todos los usuarios de Google Apps para Educación. Aunque lo lanzaron para administradores de dominios a principios de verano de 2014, a partir del 11 de agosto se puso a disposición de todos los usuarios.

 

Su objetivo es "ayudar a los profesores de Google Apps for Education a ahorrar tiempo, organizar las clases y mejorar la comunicación con los alumnos". Aunque todavía le faltan muchas funciones para poder competir con otros sistemas de aprendizaje en línea, puede ser un modo sencillo de organizar de forma eficaz, el trabajo y la comunicación con los alumnos, sobre todo cuando se colabora con documentos de Google Drive. Su gran ventaja es que integra completamente Google Drive y las direcciones de correo de Google Apps bajo un mismo dominio.

 

Google Classroom funciona como una red social, en la que tendremos un muro o tablero en el que publicar mensajes, al que además podremos añadir tareas para los alumnos, que podremos comentar y evaluar.

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Is iPad Teacher Training a Necessity?

Is iPad Teacher Training a Necessity? | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
The following excerpt was taken from a recent article on Edudemic, by Adam Webster (@cagelessthink).If you give a child a device they will sit and play with it until you ask them to stop and perhap...

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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

Acerca de los MOOC. Conceptos, opiniones y conjeturas personales | Aula Magna 2.0 | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
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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)

Cengage Learning Recognized for Technology Innovation as 2014 Ebbies ...
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21 Incredible Things Your iPhone Could Do

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We know, there’s absolutely loads of “things your iPhone can do” and “did you know your iPhone can…” articles out there, but that’s because smartphones these days can do so much stuff! So, the team over at Aplus collected 21 things you can fun with if you happen to have an iPhone, and you may not have even heard of some of these yet!

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Putting publishing into the hands of students - Book Creator app | Blog

Putting publishing into the hands of students - Book Creator app | Blog | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Jane Ross was bold enough to put publishing into the hands of her students. Look what happened.
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Numeracy in PE

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Aplicando las matemáticas en Educación Física.

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Perfilando el nuevo paradigma educativo para la Era Internet

“14 dimensiones a considerar, a partir de los 4 pilares J. Delors y el actual marco curricular de competencias”


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The Evolution Of Visual Effects

A homage to the great moments that changed visual effects: Took a little while to put together but I think its conveys the evolution of visual effects quite ...

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Con este vídeo, el equipo de Thepadtech crea un mágica pieza audiovisual para narrar la evolución histórica, año tras año, de los efectos visuales en el cine. Cargada de clásicos y de recientes grandes superproduccciones, desde el primer viaje a la luna de Geroge Mieles hasta el taquillazo de los Vengadores, pasando por el 3D azul de Avatar, la historia de la evolución de los efectos especiales es la historia del arte en el cine con la tecnología de su tiempo.


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¿Cada cuánto tiempo debemos publicar en cada red social? [Infografía]

¿Cada cuánto tiempo debemos publicar en cada red social? [Infografía] | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Es una de las eternas preguntas a la hora de gestionar perfiles corporativos en las redes sociales: ¿Cada cuánto es conveniente publicar para no saturar, pero
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