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Connect@NMMU - Adventures of a Blended Learning Techie

Shaun Meyer's blog about developments in blended learning at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

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Becoming an Instructional Designer – Areas of Expertise and Credentials - eLearning Industry

Becoming an Instructional Designer – Areas of Expertise and Credentials - eLearning Industry | Blended Learning @ NMMU | Scoop.it
Becoming an Instructional Designer: Instructional Design Areas of Expertise, Instructional Design Credentials, and components of an ideal ID program.

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Top 50 Educational App Resources for Teachers and Students

Top 50 Educational App Resources for Teachers and Students | Blended Learning @ NMMU | Scoop.it

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The Myth Of The Bell Curve: Look For The Hyper-Performers

The Myth Of The Bell Curve: Look For The Hyper-Performers | Blended Learning @ NMMU | Scoop.it
There is a long standing belief in business that people performance follows the Bell Curve (also called the Normal Distribution). This belief has been embedded in many business practices: performance appraisals, compensation models, and even how we get graded in school. (Remember "grading by the curve?") Research shows that this statistical model, while easy to [...]
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BYOD* Policy - LitMUSE

BYOD* Policy - LitMUSE | Blended Learning @ NMMU | Scoop.it

"This BYOD policy allows you to not only bring your portable device — tablet, phone, or laptop — to class, but to use it throughout. It trusts you to use it for the benefit of your education for the short time class meets each week. When using the device in class, just use your common sense, asking “would my professor approve of this use?” I don’t mind the occasional text, but please do not let your device be a distraction. Here are some guidelines for in-class device use.


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BYOD in 10 steps - SecEd

BYOD in 10 steps - SecEd | Blended Learning @ NMMU | Scoop.it
Thinking about embracing Bring Your Own Device in your school? Earnie Kramer offers a 10-point guide.

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Why Digital Content Makes Sense for Students and Their Colleges [#Infographic]

Why Digital Content Makes Sense for Students and Their Colleges [#Infographic] | Blended Learning @ NMMU | Scoop.it
E-textbooks are an affordable technology that can transform how students learn.

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7 Fun Ways to Use QR Codes In Education - Edudemic

7 Fun Ways to Use QR Codes In Education - Edudemic | Blended Learning @ NMMU | Scoop.it

My students absolutely love using those black and white boxes in their activities. It's beyond simple (and fun) to deploy QR codes in education.


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Toolbox_BYOT

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Welcome to Brebeuf Jesuit's BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) Toolbox. At Brebeuf, we encourage learners to access, evaluate and use the best tools to meet their learning objective.


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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 | Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 | Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies | Blended Learning @ NMMU | Scoop.it

Here is the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 as voted for by 582 learning professionals worldwide. Below is the slideset available via Slideshare and beneath it the textual list.


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The Future Of Mobile Learning | Upside Learning Blog

The Future Of Mobile Learning | Upside Learning Blog | Blended Learning @ NMMU | Scoop.it
What is the Future of Mobile Learning ? Which way is Mobile Learning heading to ? Does mLearning have its Future in Workplace Learning ? Discover all answers here.

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25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Complexity

25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Complexity | Blended Learning @ NMMU | Scoop.it

Recently TeachThought and Edudemic collaborated to produce the following spectrum for using twitter in the classroom.


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8 Places for Thrifty Bookworms to Download Free E-Books

8 Places for Thrifty Bookworms to Download Free E-Books | Blended Learning @ NMMU | Scoop.it

Summertime is prime time for getting a good read in. Here's a list of eight places where you can download free e-books.


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Blended Learning Handbook

Blended Learning Handbook | Blended Learning @ NMMU | Scoop.it

http://aspirepublicschools.org/media/filer_public/2013/07/22/aspire-blended-learning-handbook-2013.pdf

 


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Azlina's curator insight, June 26, 2014 11:31 AM

everything that you need to know on blended learning

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Office Mix, First Take: Create online lessons in PowerPoint | ZDNet

Office Mix, First Take: Create online lessons in PowerPoint | ZDNet | Blended Learning @ NMMU | Scoop.it
Microsoft is not known for educational computing tools, but with Office Mix it's turning PowerPoint into a tool for building online lessons.
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Bring Your Own Device Toolkit

Bring Your Own Device Toolkit | Blended Learning @ NMMU | Scoop.it

At a time when budgets are shrinking, school districts are considering BYOD programs to integrate cost-effective technology into their educational programs. It’s a promising idea, especially for schools that lack sufficient technology budgets. BYOD takes advantage of the technology that students already own and are familiar with. However, BYOD programs have been met with some criticism from staff and administrators who believe the challenges outweigh the perceived benefits.


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iPad at Work: The Essential Guide for Business Users 2014 | ZDNet

iPad at Work: The Essential Guide for Business Users 2014 | ZDNet | Blended Learning @ NMMU | Scoop.it
Apple's iPad is an impressive piece of technology. Here's what you need to know to get the most out of it as a business tool.
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Using Cell Phones In Class: A Primer For Teachers - Edudemic

Using Cell Phones In Class: A Primer For Teachers - Edudemic | Blended Learning @ NMMU | Scoop.it
For mobile learning and teaching to be effective, teachers have to help students to use cell phones wisely. It is up to the teachers how to use cell phones as tools for learning.

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Nick Meyer's curator insight, May 28, 2013 12:16 PM

Article for are cellular followers!

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6 Apps You Should Be Using with Evernote

6 Apps You Should Be Using with Evernote | Blended Learning @ NMMU | Scoop.it

Evernote is definitely one of the apps I use everyday. It helps me stay organized and scales up my productivity. However, the app has even more to offer when used with other partner apps. These apps  are particularly useful in expanding Evernote functionality  and in providing you with a richer and organized experience.


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Maggie Verster's curator insight, June 8, 2013 10:46 AM

Just love evernote and how other tools work with it seamlessly

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Ask3 - An iPad App for Creating Flipped Video Lessons Your Students Can Actually Respond To

Ask3 - An iPad App for Creating Flipped Video Lessons Your Students Can Actually Respond To | Blended Learning @ NMMU | Scoop.it
Ask3 is a free iPad app from TechSmith. TechSmith is probably best known as being the company that produces Jing and Camtasia screen capture software. Ask3 is a tool that teachers can use to create...

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Google+ For Educators - LiveBinder

Everything For Learning About Google+

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Donna Fry (@fryed)'s curator insight, January 19, 2013 8:48 AM

Another 'skinny' - the goods on using Google+

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Facebook as an “interactive learning resource”?

Facebook as an “interactive learning resource”? | Blended Learning @ NMMU | Scoop.it

A compilation of academic research articles on the usefulness of Facebook as a learning resources for students.


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Khan Academy in South Africa - Numeric

Khan Academy in South Africa - Numeric | Blended Learning @ NMMU | Scoop.it
Khan Academy with Numeric provides one way to bring world-class education into South African classrooms and homes.

Numeric is interested in finding ways to increase access to and usability of Khan Academy in South Africa. If you’ve never heard of Khan Academy, it is an outstanding online learning tool primarily targeted at school level mathematics. You can read more here, or check out their website directly at www.khanacademy.org.

But we’re not only talking about accessibility and usability, we’re putting our money where our mouth is and taking it into the field ourselves! Numeric is piloting Khan Academy in township and rural areas in the Eastern and Western Cape, translating the videos into Xhosa, and providing useful tools for teachers and learners to make this resource more user friendly.


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13 Must-Have Gadgets and Apps for Educators -- THE Journal

13 Must-Have Gadgets and Apps for Educators -- THE Journal | Blended Learning @ NMMU | Scoop.it
T.H.E. Journal asked Leslie Fisher and Hall Davidson, presenters at FETC’s popular Tech Shootout session, to share some of the tools they’re still excited about. From apps to gadgets, here are their must-haves for educators.

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Ways to use Facebook effectively in class

Ways to use Facebook effectively in class | Blended Learning @ NMMU | Scoop.it
How to use Facebook as a classroom resource rather than a gimmick.

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Fatima Alessa's curator insight, January 26, 2014 4:15 PM

That may be useful for our research...