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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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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The Best 21 Educational Wikis of 2012

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The Best 21 Educational Wikis of 2012 | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

 Today we are sharing with you the best educational Wikis of this year...


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Wave of Diverse College Applicants Will Rise Rapidly - Students - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Wave of Diverse College Applicants Will Rise Rapidly - Students - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Minority students will account for nearly half of public high-school graduates by 2020, says a report from the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.
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Creative APP-titude: iPad Multimedia Tools for Creativity

This presentation gives an overview of apps that can be used in the classroom to develop creative learning projects. Drawing, photography, audio recording, and

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MOOCs y Big Data: el siguiente nivel en la educación

MOOCs y Big Data: el siguiente nivel en la educación | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Tiempo estimado de lectura: 2 minutos Duración vídeo: 20 minutos aprox. Enhorabuena, el acceso a buenos materiales educativos ya no depende de pagar altas tasas académicas. Los MOOC representan una...

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Zocial Books – sencillo buscador de libros

Zocial Books – sencillo buscador de libros | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

Nos presentan Zocial Books, un sencillo buscador de libros basado en Google Books, que nos permiten buscar aquellos libros en los que pudiéramos estar interesados, pudiendo hacer uso de los diferentes filtros que tienen a nuestra disposición. Tanto la interfaz de búsqueda como los diferentes filtros son elementos a tener en cuenta en este servicio respecto al propio Google Books en el que se basa.


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Lumina's new strategies for big completion goal | Inside Higher Ed

Lumina's new strategies for big completion goal | Inside Higher Ed | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

For example, competency-based education has the potential to help more students get to graduation, they said, but still faces barriers. And emerging forms of credentialing, like certificates issued by massive open online course (MOOC) providers, pose plenty of questions for employers, federal regulators and accrediting agencies.

Lumina’s role will be to help spread the word that change has arrived to higher education, said Merisotis, and to convene leaders across sectors to figure out how to build a new system that works for students while protecting academic quality.


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About MOOC Completion Rates: The Importance of Student Investment

About MOOC Completion Rates: The Importance of Student Investment | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
I just finished teaching a Massive Online Open Class (MOOC) titled “Computational Investing, Part I” via coursera.org. 53,000 people “enrolled,” which is to say they clicked...

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First of all, we need to recognize that completion rates for MOOCs really have a different meaning than those for regular university courses.  This is mainly because of the differing level of investment the students make from the start. In other words “skin in the game” matters.

But MOOC completion rates aren’t really low in the context of Internet engagement. A click through rate of 5% for a google ad is considered a strong success. Convincing 5% to engage intellectually for 8 weeks is, I think, a big deal.

If we continue to keep the barrier to entry low, we’ll enable students to taste many many courses, and that may be a good thing for education.

On the other hand if we want to boost completion rates, and perhaps boost engagement in MOOCs we should consider forcing the students to invest.  A small enrollment fee might make a big difference. I’d be very interested to see how this would affect engagement, learning and completion rates.


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Heiko Idensen's curator insight, January 10, 2013 4:40 AM

... Find a balance between #openess and #engagement for #completition

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Neuroeducación: estrategias basadas en el funcionamiento del cerebro

Neuroeducación: estrategias basadas en el funcionamiento del cerebro | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
La información que tenemos sobre el cerebro humano, órgano responsable del aprendizaje, se ha visto claramente incrementada debido al desarrollo de las nuevas técnicas de visualización cerebral. Co...

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TIC y TIC: “El Rol del Profesor, ¿de faro a guía?”

TIC y TIC: “El Rol del Profesor, ¿de faro a guía?” | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

En este recorrido de 18 meses del VII Encuentro Internacional de Educación, en el que respondemos a la cuestión ¿Cómo debería ser la educación del siglo XXI?, es turno para “El Rol del Profesor, ¿de faro a guía?”, tema que se desarrolla entre diciembre 2012 y enero 2013.


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Free Technology for Teachers: Use Edcanvas to Organize and Share Educational Materials

Free Technology for Teachers: Use Edcanvas to Organize and Share Educational Materials | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
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Researchers analyze citation data to document trends in scientific migration and collaboration | Inside Higher Ed

Researchers analyze citation data to document trends in scientific migration and collaboration | Inside Higher Ed | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
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5 Things To Know Before Deploying Education Technology - Edudemic

5 Things To Know Before Deploying Education Technology - Edudemic | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Deploying education technology in your classroom is a big task. Here's a few things to know about before you make the leap.
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La formación inicial del profesorado: una asignatura pendiente | Educadores21

La formación inicial del profesorado: una asignatura pendiente | Educadores21 | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
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Excelente reflexión que pone de manifiesto los problemas que confrontan varios países con sus sistemas de educación, incluyendo a Puerto Rico. ¿Qué vamos a hacer?

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Ramon Aragon's curator insight, January 9, 2013 6:52 AM

Excelente reflexión que pone de manifiesto los problemas que confrontan varios países con sus sistemas de educación, incluyendo a Puerto Rico. ¿Qué vamos a hacer?

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How to get learners to complete every section of your course

How to get learners to complete every section of your course | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
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Element that is part of instructional design of an online course...

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Social Networks Adoption Lifecycle | Visual.ly

Social Networks Adoption Lifecycle | Visual.ly | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
I have applied the Innovation Adoption Model, a model that shows the stages in the adoption process for a new product by a consumer, to social networ

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Bucky Dodd's curator insight, January 10, 2013 11:03 PM

Great visualization of Rogers adopter categories and Moore's "The Chasm" for social media technologies. 

Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, January 10, 2013 11:27 PM

Moore's Chasm Meets Facebook
I think this is a cool idea, but the scale is a tad off if 1B users doesn't mean you've penetrated at least some of the laggards then we must be talking global numbers. 

 Instead of getting all wound up about the numbers, let's focus n what the chart asserts. It asserts that only 3 social nets are over the chasm. If the chasm was purely controlled by math they would be right. 

Since the chasm is controlled by adoption and adoption is part psychology, part engagement and part acceptance (money or advocacy) then serves other social nets are across the chasm (LinkedIn and Google Plus). 

The other interesting thing about the chasm as applied to social nets is some networks cross and then slide back. MySpace was across and now, well not so much. 

Could have used a legend on this since some of these social nets are international and so not that well known here.  

 

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The Strange World of Nanoscience

Where and what is nano? How will it shape our future? Nanoscience is the study of phenomena and manipulation of materials at the nanoscale, where properties ...

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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's curator insight, January 11, 2013 1:08 PM
Thanks for this awesome YouTube video putting Nanoscience into a perspective we can all relate to!
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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, January 11, 2013 8:16 PM

One of our field of studies at AIT.

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CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL EURO-IBEROAMERICANO SOBRE LA FORMACIÓN DEL PROFESORADO DE EDUCACIÓN SECUNDARIA. Reflexión, Análisis y Propuestas

CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL EURO-IBEROAMERICANO SOBRE LA FORMACIÓN DEL PROFESORADO DE EDUCACIÓN SECUNDARIA. Reflexión, Análisis y Propuestas | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

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Synchronize animation with music

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"This technique explains how synchronize scrolling text so that it begins when music begins and ends when music ends."


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Kshitija's curator insight, January 11, 2013 5:13 AM

Some presentations need music to be played along with the animation. For example, presentations that are going to be converted to a video or self playing demo presentations. Learning to synchronize music with animation will take a long time by trial and error. This tutorial shows a simple method using PowerPoint’s custom animation feature.

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What sort of MOOCs would emerge in the coming future?

What sort of MOOCs would emerge in the coming future? | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Thanks jenny for sharing her views and experience in her post here on OLDSMOOC.  I am interested in knowing the OLDSMOOC though won’t be working on a project.  I think we have now come up wit...

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Lars-Erik Jonsson's curator insight, January 11, 2013 2:33 AM

Intressanta och polariserade jämförelser mellan cMOOOCs och xMOOOCs samt mellan lärande genom undervisning resp lärande genom personlig drivkraft

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30 Myths About eLearning That Need To Die In 2013

30 Myths About eLearning That Need To Die In 2013 | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

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María Asunción Martínez Mayoral's curator insight, January 10, 2013 4:44 AM

For as long as eLearning has been around, it has been haunted by the voices of those who aim to criticize its authenticity, viability, and quality. But is it true? Do students of traditional institutions boast more success than those who’ve chosen distance learning?

It’s time for some of these myths to die.



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Skydrive: Novedades

Skydrive: Novedades | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it

Los de Microsoft han anunciado la reciente implementación de ciertas mejoras en su servicio de almacenamiento en la nube Skydrive.


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evangelina chavez's curator insight, January 10, 2013 7:25 AM

A partir de ahora podremos disfrutar de un nuevo panel unificado donde están todas las opciones para compartir un archivo (hasta ahora estaban divididas según los permisos que ibamos dando al archivo) además de que la propia web del servicio ha sido modificada para que pueda ser usada desde dispositivos táctiles, con lo que la usabilidad de la misma para usuarios que se niegan a utilizar aplicaciones está asegurada.

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4 TED Videos Teachers should not Miss ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 TED Videos Teachers should not Miss ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
4 TED Videos Teachers should not Miss http://t.co/GmUWifpB #elearning #edtech #TED
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6 Google+ Hangouts All About Education Technology - Edudemic

6 Google+ Hangouts All About Education Technology - Edudemic | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
Google is wrapping up a lengthy series of Google+ Hangouts that featured notable educators and thought leaders discussing education technology and more.
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LinkedIn Tops 200 Million Users

LinkedIn Tops 200 Million Users | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
LinkedIn on Wednesday announced it had passed an important milestone: 200 million members. The business-oriented social network had reported in its last earnings call on Nov. 1 ...
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JSTOR to offer limited free access to content from 1,200 journals | Inside Higher Ed

JSTOR to offer limited free access to content from 1,200 journals | Inside Higher Ed | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
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