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Colaborando para una mejor educación en línea para adelantar la evolución de la enseñanza y aprendizaje usando la tecnología y pedagogía como estrategias.
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MMVC13: Use of Mobile Devices for Promoting Language Training at the Tertiary Level.

MMVC13: Use of Mobile Devices for Promoting Language Training at the Tertiary Level. | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
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Language teachers at all levels have to facilitate learning among students with the help of various tools. Teachers who are comforta

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Dr. Nellie Deutsch's curator insight, August 24, 2013 9:14 AM

Technology is empowering! Learn how to use mobile devices in the classroom on a free online conference MMVC13, now: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/1332336-mmvc13-use-of-mobile-devices-for-promoting-language-training-at-the-tertiary-level

Dr. Nellie Deutsch's curator insight, August 24, 2013 9:14 AM

Technology is empowering! Learn how to use mobile devices in the classroom on a free online conference MMVC13, now: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/1332336-mmvc13-use-of-mobile-devices-for-promoting-language-training-at-the-tertiary-level

Dr. Nellie Deutsch's curator insight, August 24, 2013 9:17 AM

Technology is empowering! Learn how to use mobile devices in the classroom on a free online conference MMVC13, now: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/1332336-mmvc13-use-of-mobile-devices-for-promoting-language-training-at-the-tertiary-level

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Inicio - Son de Aqui PR

Inicio - Son de Aqui PR | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Son de Aqui PR is your local broadcast news station with quality programming for Bayamon, PR.
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5 Classroom Staples That Will Soon Be Outdated - Edudemic

5 Classroom Staples That Will Soon Be Outdated - Edudemic | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Realistically, the classroom staples we knew as children won't be the classrooms of tomorrow. Neither will today's classrooms.
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Training online faculty: a phenomenology study

Literature on training faculty to teach online still dwells on the issues explored a decade ago. To make a substantial move in this area, it is necessary to re-evaluate the essence of training in the context of producing qualified online faculty to teach quality online courses. Employing a phenomenological approach, this study examines seven online faculty’s lived training experiences and observed that there existed incidental factors that could affect the quality of training. Further data analysis indicated that it was the different levels of understandings of “training” between different parties that led to variations in the quality of training. “There is a whole [training] world that’s going on out there … I’m just not interested… because that’s not my world,” said one research participant. Therefore, different parties involved in training online faculty should look at training from a systems approach and view training as an opportunity (1) to transfer knowledge and skills necessary for conducting quality online instruction; (2) to remove barriers preventing faculty from teaching online; and (3) to transform traditional faculty members into highly qualified online faculty.

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Blogging for Learning

Why use blogs in education? Blogs can provide an empowering and engaging communication and collaboration space for educators and students to share and reflect t
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MOOC Design Principles. A Pedagogical Approach from the Learner’s Perspective

MOOC Design Principles. A Pedagogical Approach from the Learner’s Perspective | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

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Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, August 25, 2013 7:36 PM

a good read, when you want to embark on designing a MOOC.

Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, August 25, 2013 7:37 PM

 

The debate around Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is much more focused on the social, institutional, technological and economical aspects than on the need for development of new pedagogical approaches that provide consistent guidance on how to design for this emergent educational scenario. A new understanding of knowledge production and learning challenges the core of learning design, demanding innovative and appropriate approaches to teaching and learning.

 

 

Sharrock's curator insight, August 29, 2013 10:27 AM

This insight is powerful: 

Ana Cristina Pratas's insight:

"The debate around Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is much more focused on the social, institutional, technological and economical aspects than on the need for development of new pedagogical approaches that provide consistent guidance on how to design for this emergent educational scenario.

 

A new understanding of knowledge production and learning challenges the core of learning design, demanding innovative and appropriate approaches to teaching and learning. We present a set of learning design principles drawn from the learner’s perspective. They focus on empowering learners in networked environments for fostering critical thinking and collaboration, developing competence based outcomes, encouraging peer assistance and assessment through social appraisal, providing strategies and tools for self-regulation, and finally using a variety of media and ICTs to create and publish learning resources and outputs."

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New form of competency-based learning's first batch of graduates | Inside Higher Ed

A groundbreaking form of competency-based education now has its Patient Zero. Zach Sherman, a 21-year-old sanitation worker in Ohio, earned a self-paced associate degree from College for America in early June -- just shy of 100 days after he enrolled in the online program.

Sherman is the first completer among a group of five College for America students who have successfully earned its competency-based general studies degrees. Southern New Hampshire University launched the college in January. It is one of three institutions now offering “direct assessment” academic tracks, which are not based on the credit hour standard.


Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/08/16/new-form-competency-based-learnings-first-batch-graduates#ixzz2ct2uw700 ;
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5 Simple Rules for No-Plan Teaching - Edudemic

5 Simple Rules for No-Plan Teaching - Edudemic | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
A look at 5 Simple Rules for No-Plan Teaching and the important take aways to decide if it might be a good teaching approach to include in your educational toolbox.
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You Can Have Goals Without Plans

 

You Don’t Always Need To Use The ‘No-Plan’ Approach

 

The Teacher’s Role Will ChangeAssessments Will Change, Too

 

Don’t Expect Success Every Time

And of course, try and try again, until you get it right for each student.


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How Guidance Counselors Work - Edudemic

How Guidance Counselors Work - Edudemic | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
According to the ASCD, an overwhelming majority of young adults rated their guidance counselors either fair or poor. So why are students rating their performance so poorly?
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6 Things You Didn't Know you Can Do with Dropbox ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Things You Didn't Know you Can Do with Dropbox ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
6 Things You Didn't Know you Can Do with Dropbox http://t.co/gdZEhY3jVA (@medkh9) #elearning #edtech
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Moodle Launches Its First Official MOOC with Teachers in Mind - PR.com (press release)

Moodle Launches Its First Official MOOC with Teachers in Mind PR.com (press release) Perth, Australia, August 24, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Get to know and learn the basics of Moodle by participating in a free online course "Teaching with Moodle: An...
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ChemCollective

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The ChemCollective is a collection of virtual labs,scenario-based learning activities, tutorials, andconcept tests. Teachers can use our content for pre-labs, for alternatives to textbook homework, and for in-class activities for individuals or teams. Students can review and learn chemistry concepts using our virtual labs, simulations, and tutorials. The ChemCollective is organized by a group of faculty and staff at Carnegie Mellon who are interested in using, assessing, and creating engaging online activities for chemistry education.
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5 Ways To Use Technology To Engage With Parents - Edudemic

5 Ways To Use Technology To Engage With Parents - Edudemic | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Technology can be used to engage with parents like you may have never dreamed. Here are a few kick-butt tools to try!
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Extending the Active Learning Environment: From Physical to Virtual and the Spaces in Between

Learning at its best is an active process; yet, the majority of learning spaces in higher education encourage passive learning where students sit in rows and watch instructors lecture. Even virtual learning spaces, which hold great promise, commonly position students as passive receptors of streamed information. These passive environments assume that knowledge is fixed, needing only to be transferred from faculty to student. In contrast, active learning environments assume that knowledge is fluid—to be co-created and shaped by all classroom participants.

As virtual and physical spaces become evermore entwined, this session invites participants to explore three newly constructed active learning environments that breakdown the barriers of traditional classrooms. Come explore spaces that support synchronous learning with local and distant students as well as technology-infused collision spaces that extend learning outside of class. During this session participants will:

learn more about active learning and the paradigm shift from “information-era” to “creative-era” classrooms.understand physical, social, and technological barriers to active learning.explore three technology-infused active learning environments and their application across fields of business, design, and journalism.learn about technologies that support active learning for local and distant students.
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Ante Runnquist's curator insight, December 3, 2013 4:08 PM

Havenät listened to more than the beginning. keeping this one as a memo, maybe later...

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Educational leadership in an online world: connecting students to technology responsibly, safely, and ethically

Educational leadership in an online world: connecting students to technology responsibly, safely, and ethically | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
The current gap in technology knowledge and lack of leadership preparation related to digital literacy for school environments can cause serious problems, as school leaders, parents, and broader social communities are currently realizing. The authors describe strategies for educational leaders to prepare their stakeholder groups for a digital future, as well as take actions to reduce technology misuse or abuse. Educational institutions should consider this Digital Citizenship model as a potential new tool to for students, faculty and staff—both on-site and online. 
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Create Custom Graphics and Titles To Display Inside Live Google Hangouts Sessions

Create Custom Graphics and Titles To Display Inside Live Google Hangouts Sessions | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good, Gumersindo Fernández, Javier Sánchez Bolado
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Robin Good's curator insight, August 24, 2013 7:08 AM



HangoutMagix is a free web app which allows you to create the graphics elements to make your live sessions inside Google Hangouts look more professional.  


With HangoutMagix you can create an overlay bar with your name and title, add a call-to-action and display the name of your show with its logo.


The tool is very simple and intuitive to use. You select the graphic element you want to personalize, edit the text, change the colors, select a style among the pre-set ones and you are ready to save a transparent .PNG file that you can then import into Google Hangouts interface.


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://hangoutmagix.com/ 


See how it works: http://i.imgur.com/bij0ltY.gif 

Video tutorial: http://youtu.be/5pCJJ8lCTMs 



 

 

Randy Bauer's curator insight, August 24, 2013 4:40 PM

This is a great recommendation by Robin Good on graphics for Google Hangouts. Hangouts are taking off and using graphics to spruce up the hangout for calls to action or logo/display has great impliations for adding value. I will check this out and pass it along.

Josette Williams's curator insight, January 5, 2014 4:02 AM

Accessorize your Google Hangouts with this nifty app.

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List of Great Free Tools to Create Podcasts - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

List of Great Free Tools to Create Podcasts - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
There are many tools that help teachers to create and distribute podcasts easily. Here we provide you with information about those free tools.
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Transition Notes: My new gig at Bb - Ray Henderson

Transition Notes: My new gig at Bb - Ray Henderson | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Today we’ve announced some changes to the leadership team at Bb. The news is that I’ll be transitioning to a new role on Blackboard’s Board of Directors. What does this mean for Bb?
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The 6 types of Questions your Students Need to Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 6 types of Questions your Students Need to Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

Learning is all about asking questions and finding answers to them. An inquisitive mind is one that goes beyond the status quo and probes deep below surface meanings. To foster such kind of  thinking inside our classroom requires some hard work and a serious investment in time and efforts. We, as teachers and educators, need to prepare the right environment where inquisitive minds can nourish and grow. We need to water this environment with a culture of asking questions.

 
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Is Online Video Becoming the New Backbone of Education Technology?

Is Online Video Becoming the New Backbone of Education Technology? | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
As video becomes higher-quality and easier to make and edit, teachers are integrating more online video into the classroom experience.
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Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Video communication apps and mobile learning

Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Video communication apps and mobile learning | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

One of the great things about mobile devices such as tablets iPads and phones is that most modern devices have good quality cameras and microphones built in. This opens up a really wide range of potential for communication and speaking practice that used to be such a struggle to organise on older laptops and desktop computers.

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YouTube Success: How to Create a Successful YouTube Channel | Social Media Examiner

YouTube Success: How to Create a Successful YouTube Channel | Social Media Examiner | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Social media marketing podcast 55, in this episode Gideon Shalwickq shares why YouTube is increasingly important for your business.
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Obama Proposals for Colleges Highlight Online Courses - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Obama Proposals for Colleges Highlight Online Courses - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

Developing online classes and other nontraditional teaching approaches could earn colleges money under new federal financing priorities proposed on Thursday by President Obama.

More colleges should be encouraged “to embrace innovative new ways to prepare our students for a 21st-century economy and maintain a high level of quality without breaking the bank,” the president said in a speech at the University at Buffalo, part of the State University of New York.

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