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European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning: Web 2.0 Use in Higher Education

European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning: Web 2.0 Use in Higher Education | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

An article by Michelle Rogers-Estable on research carried out in the USA

"This study analyzed current uses of emerging Web 2.0 technologies in higher education with the intent to better understand which tools teachers are using in the classroom. A total of 189 faculty in higher education from three western US universities were invited to participate, with 54 completing the survey. The survey included open-ended questions as well to offer an alternative analysis approach. In this study, the respondents claimed that the intrinsic factors of a lack of time and training were the main barriers to use, and reported positive views of Web 2.0 use in class, with 75% saying that these tools would benefit students and 83% saying they would benefit teacher-student interactions. In contrast to these results only 44% of the respondents used at least 4 of the 13 listed Web 2.0 tools with students. The reported uses did not match with the reported benefits, and this would support the results that extrinsic factors (time, training, support), instead of intrinsic factors (beliefs, motivation, confidence) are the main barriers to faculty in this study using more Web 2.0 in education. The top five Web 2.0 tools used, in order of preference, follow: (a) video sharing with tools like YouTube; (b) instant messaging; (c) blogs; (d) social communities, such as Facebook; and (e) podcasts or video casts."

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This mirrors Aqua-tnet findings in Europe, that lack of training and confidence in using Web 2.0 tools on the part of faculty (teachers) is one of the major constraints to wider adoption.

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The teacher's guide: 50 resources for using tech in the modern classroom | ZDNet

The teacher's guide: 50 resources for using tech in the modern classroom | ZDNet | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
A roundup of educational articles, apps and tutorials for educators looking to integrate technology into the classroom, updated for 2014.

Via John Evans
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Try something new!

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 24, 2014 10:08 AM

An updated list of technology integration options. Using any of these?

Charlie Dare's curator insight, October 27, 2014 5:21 PM
"[24. Video and media? TeacherTube | Video tips 25. The Internet? Webquests -- How, when and why. | Internet safety cheat sheet 26. Presentations? Tips for design and delivery] '
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Technology Tools for Reflection - Reflection for Learning

Technology Tools for Reflection - Reflection for Learning | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

A website to support Reflection in Education K-16 The following technologies can support reflection: web logs (‘blogs’) as reflective journals,  wikis as collaborative websites, digital storytelling/podcasting, Twitter and social networks.


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An interesting site which examines the role of reflection in learning at all levels and how it can be encouraged and facilitated with new digital tools

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Tim Hopper's curator insight, January 1, 2014 10:31 AM

I used this quote in my dissertation, got to love Dewey.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, January 1, 2014 11:23 AM

Herramientas para el aprendizaje.

Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 15, 2014 12:57 AM

I like the quote

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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
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Jane Hart of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies gives a run-down of the results from her annual survey of the best online tools for learning.

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Photo Editor | Polarr - Online Photo Editing Re-imagined.

Photo Editor | Polarr - Online Photo Editing Re-imagined. | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

From advanced image filters to professional local adjustments, Polarr is the most versatile and powerful photo editing tool in the web.


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Not the only product of this type available, and with limited effect filters; but very good  basic image adjustment controls - accessible from any modern web browser. 

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Evelyn Izquierdo's curator insight, September 12, 2014 11:27 AM

Great tool, indeed. It looks very versatile. Let's try it this new school year. ;)

Tim Brook's curator insight, September 13, 2014 7:52 AM

I like the look of this. Adjustable filtering nice UI